RWJF News Releases
More than two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in America are obese or at risk for obesity. To reverse this epidemic, we must identify the policy and environmental changes that lead to increased physical activity and better nutrition. We also must support the advocacy that will result in widespread adoption of those policies.
RWJF News Releases
May 29, 2014 | News Release
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, RWJF president and CEO, released a statement on school meals standards. Providing healthy food in schools can help young people eat a healthier diet.
May 12, 2014 | News Release
RWJF appointed Ginny Ehrlich, an expert in childhood health, as director and senior program officer of the Childhood Obesity team, effective July 1, 2014.
February 25, 2014 | News Release
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, released the following statement on news today on new obesity rates and announcements from Let's Move!
August 28, 2013 | News Release
The Notah Begay III Foundation launched a new national initiative to expand its efforts to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native-American children.
August 15, 2013 | News Release
Thirteen states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, 41 states have rates of at least 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent, according to the report.
August 6, 2013 | News Release
James S. Marks, senior vice president and director of the RWJF Health Group, issued a statement regarding a report from the CDC that obesity rates among young children from low-income families are falling in 18 states and one U.S. territory.
July 25, 2013 | News Release
Participant Media and Active Voice have joined forces to spearhead a community outreach program focused on the issues of food insecurity and obesity, using Participant’s highly acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table as its centerpiece.
July 9, 2013 | News Release
Leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors gathered in Washington, D.C., today to highlight signs of progress in local and state efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
February 25, 2013 | News Release
A new poll released today shows a large a gap between parents’ perceptions of their children’s weight and expert definitions.
July 20, 2012 | News Release