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.
December 1, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary argues that a multidisciplinary approach is an essential ingredient for achieving community change and vitality. Because active living is not a central issue of any one discipline, public health must influence other disciplines to integrate active living within the context of their respective missions.
November 9, 2011 | News Release
Study shows statewide rates for overweight and obesity among school-age children may be leveling off, but progress is uneven across counties.
January 11, 2009 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards $4.8 million to groups nationwide.
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.
August 17, 2009 | News Release
Letter signed by leaders of six major foundations says prevention measures must be "scaled up."
Most Entrees at Chain Restaurants Fail to Meet Federal Nutrition Recommendations for Adults or Children
July 20, 2012 | News Release
The study, which was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Healthy Eating Research program, examined the nutritional content of 30,923 menu items—including items from children’s menus—from 245 restaurants across the United Stat ...
June 29, 2010 | News Release
Striking disparities persist; obesity rates highest among Blacks and in Southern states.
July 7, 2011 | News Release
Since 1995 rates have doubled or nearly doubled in 17 states.
August 3, 2010 | News Release
Report commissioned by Healthy Eating Research offers recommendations to increase access to healthy foods.
March 21, 2012 | News Release, Story
Highlighting obesity-related medical expenses, economists recommend 25-year window for scoring legislative proposals.