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.
May 1, 2009
A guide for local and state leaders working to create healthy communities and prevent childhood obesity.
February 11, 2011
Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the RWJF, was created to support local and state leaders nationwide in their efforts to promote healthy, active communities and access to affordable healthy foods. The strategies in this toolkit include promising, evidence-based practices that advance these goals and build upon the work in which policy-makers are already engaged.
December 1, 2009
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.
February 21, 2010
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities works to implement healthy eating and active living policy- and environmental-change initiatives that can support healthier communities for children and families across the United States.
February 1, 2009
A study of the association between the use of away-from-home food sources (i.e., fast food, restaurants, grocery stores), physical activity levels, and weight status found that results varied widely by race and gender. The sample included a substantial minority population.
August 25, 2011
Program Results Report
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi created and implemented Get a Life!, an initiative to combat childhood obesity by improving access to nutritious food and increasing opportunities for safe physical activities for children in the region.
August 4, 2010
Program Results Report
The Guam SDA (Seventh-day Adventist) Ypao Church of the Guam Micronesia Missions developed and implemented the Sustantia Project, a campaign to end childhood obesity in Guam.
March 6, 2009
This article provides a systematic review of the literature on the relationship between environmental and community factors and childhood obesity. While these factors are thought to contribute to childhood obesity, the nature of the relationship is not well understood.
March 25, 2009
Based on their experience with childhood obesity legislation, state legislators and staffers identify key positive and negative factors in the political process to passing state laws on this topic, in this interview-based study included in a supplement to the Journal of Public Health Policy about the 2008 Active Living Research Conference.
February 1, 2010
2009 cited as banner year for legislative action on healthy food, physical activity and community design measures.