Teaming Up to Address Childhood Obesity in Rural Washington State

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

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. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (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.