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.
June 26, 2012 | News Release
Updated standards for snacks, drinks sold in school likely to have positive impact, study finds.
December 14, 2011 | News Release
Study shows providing calorie information as a physical activity equivalent may be most effective.
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.
July 1, 2009 | News Release, Video
Obesity rates increase in 23 states; report urges stronger response through health reform, national strategy.
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.
July 1, 2009 | Commentary
To address obesity in culturally diverse populations, interventions should include "real-world" practices that are adapted to cultural needs, values and resources, according to Terry L. Bazzarre, Ph.D., a former senior program director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
June 29, 2010 | News Release
Striking disparities persist; obesity rates highest among Blacks and in Southern states.
January 1, 2009 | Commentary
Researchers can team with advocates to be influential at four crucial steps in the policy development process, according to long-time public health advocate Harold Goldstein. This commentary was prepared for the 2008 Active Living Research Conference.