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.
March 21, 2012 | News Release, Story
Highlighting obesity-related medical expenses, economists recommend 25-year window for scoring legislative proposals.
July 7, 2011 | News Release
Since 1995 rates have doubled or nearly doubled in 17 states.
June 29, 2010 | News Release
Striking disparities persist; obesity rates highest among Blacks and in Southern states.
December 6, 2009 | News Release
Programs obtaining meals through school districts report fewer healthy eating practices.
October 28, 2009 | News Release
Survey for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation finds most parents willing to help schools improve food offerings and increase physical activity.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement on Announcement of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Prevention and Wellness Fund
September 17, 2009 | News Release, Story
A statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF president and CEO, regarding the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announcement of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's.
January 11, 2009 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards $4.8 million to groups nationwide.