RWJF is committed to tackling one of the most urgent threats to the health of our children and families—childhood obesity. Our goal is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
August 28, 2013 | News Release
New study finds McDonald’s and Burger King responsible for 99 percent of fast-food television ads for kids, suggests industry’s efforts to self-regulate its marketing practices are ineffective.
August 27, 2013 | News Release
According to a new study, cereal companies promote unhealthy products to children using messages and images that exploit their imaginations and mislead them about the characteristics of a product.
June 1, 2013 | Commentary
This is the first study to consider clinically measured levels of body composition rather than BMI to investigate the effects of food prices on obesity among youths.
May 23, 2013 | News Release
Two new studies from Healthy Eating Research highlight the importance of menu labeling.
April 17, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF comments on USDA's proposed nutrition standards for so-called "competitive foods."
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement Regarding Release of "In It for Good: 2012" Annual Progress Report by Partnership for a Healthier America
March 7, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey sees "pockets of progress toward reversing the childhood obesity epidemic," but says more needs to be done.
Poll Finds Big Gap Between Parents and Experts: Parents Less Likely to Recognize Children as Overweight or Obese
February 25, 2013 | News Release
A new poll released today shows a large a gap between parents’ perceptions of their children’s weight and expert definitions.
February 12, 2013 | News Release
NEA HIN Urges Educators to Push for Healthier School Snacks and Drinks National Education Association Health Information Network helps school communities take action against childhood obesity
February 7, 2013 | News Release
Restaurant chains that serve more lower-calorie foods and beverages have better business performance, according to a study released by the Hudson Institute.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement Regarding the Proposal of Updated Nutrition Standards for School Snack Foods and Beverages
February 1, 2013 | News Release
The USDA proposed updated nutrition standards. Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey released a statement.