Healthy Food Access

Programs and news about expanding access to affordable, fresh, nutritious food and healthy beverages.

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About This Collection

When we think about what it takes to live as healthy as possible, having easy access to nutritious food is key. Unfortunately, in too many areas, unhealthy food abounds, while affordable, healthy options are limited. Higher prices and lack of accessibility to fresh produce serve as barriers for lower income communities in the battle against obesity and improving public health. RWJF is working to make access to food and beverages that help promote health a critical ingredient in everyone's well-being.

This collection of programs and resources provides expamples of how we can work together to increase the ability to provide more free fresh produce in low-income communities, raise public awareness about food insecurity, and encourage healthier eating.

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Latest News and Research

RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America

March 22, 2017

Browse resources from the RWJF Commission, a national, independent, non-partisan group of leaders that examined the many factors outside of medical care that influence health.

New Connections Grants Awarded through the Healthy Eating Research Program

March 9, 2016 | Funding Opportunity

This program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially in lower-income communities.

What’s Working to Help Kids Across America Eat Healthy?

March 9, 2016 | Blog Post

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces $2.6 million in funding, available through Healthy Eating Research, for studies that have a strong potential to ensure health food access and healthy weight for all children.