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.
Statement from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Regarding the Release of the Report "Still Too Fat to Fight" from Mission: Readiness
The widespread availability of junk food in our schools is a serious problem.
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.
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 ...
October 31, 2012 | News Release
The press release regarding the release of Out of Balance: A Look at Snack Foods in Secondary Schools Across the states, a report from the Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project
September 6, 2012 | Commentary, News Release, Journal Article, Story
Largest declines seen among African American boys and Hispanic girls.
August 15, 2012 | News Release
Children, teens in states with strong laws gained less weight as they got older than those in states without such policies.
Statement Regarding The Walt Disney Company's Pledge to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity Through New Marketing Standards
June 5, 2012 | Commentary, Story, Staff and Leadership
"Having fun is an important part of growing up. But kids can’t have fun if they aren’t healthy. We commend Disney for recognizing that, and for making changes in their business model to help kids lead healthier lives.”
October 31, 2011 | News Release
Research findings uncover targeted outreach to African Americans and Latinos.
July 7, 2011 | News Release
Since 1995 rates have doubled or nearly doubled in 17 states.
July 8, 2010 | Commentary
Americans are "way ahead of their elected officials" and they want action now, says RWJF Senior Vice President James S. Marks in a commentary on The Huffington Post.