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.
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.
June 15, 2010 | News Release, Video
West New York, New Jersey's Memorial High School earns first-ever Gold National Recognition Award from Alliance's Healthy Schools Program.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement Regarding Release of Estimates of Obesity Prevalence Among U.S. Children and Teens
January 13, 2010 | News Release
Study shows a striking decline in obesity rates among young children. But boys ages 6 to 19 are lagging, and racial and ethnic disparities persist across age groups.
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.
July 1, 2009 | News Release, Video
Obesity rates increase in 23 states; report urges stronger response through health reform, national strategy.
March 17, 2009 | Commentary, Story
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A. recently sat down with McKinsey & Company to discuss the Foundation's work on childhood obesity.
New Report: Adult Obesity Rates Rise in 37 States, Obesity Rates Now Exceed 25 Percent in More Than Half of States
August 19, 2008 | News Release, Video
Rates increased for a second consecutive year in 24 states and for a third consecutive year in 19 states.
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.