Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.Obesity is a major public health problem. The increasing rates of obesity in certain ethnic and racial populations, and in young people across the board, are especially alarming. The purpose of this project is to enable Trenton's H.O.P.E. to develop and start a program that encourages and supports healthy eating and increases physical activity. The project will be considered successful if it results in a well-designed program that improves awareness of the relationship of obesity to a number of preventable diseases, demonstrates and supports healthy eating, and increases physical activity levels of low-income families in Trenton.
Amount Awarded $50,000.00
Awarded on: 11/24/2004
Time frame: 12/1/2004 - 6/30/2006
Grant Number: 52328