Teaming Up to Address Childhood Obesity in Rural Washington State

Partnership with a local foundation to address childhood obesity in rural Washington State

    • January 14, 2009

The Washington Health Foundation funded three projects in rural areas of Washington State that addressed childhood obesity by changing policy, the environment or individual behavior. RWJF provided a matching grant.

Key Results

  • The Washington Health Foundation and RWJF jointly funded three projects:
    • Classroom in Bloom gives schoolchildren an opportunity to plant and maintain a half-acre garden.
    • Healthy Teens uses peer health educators to increase physical activity and improve the nutrition of high school students.
    • Healthy Nutrition and Fun Exercise supports ongoing efforts to influence health and nutrition in eight rural communities.