May 13, 2011 | New Public Health Post
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, an RWJF Scholar and Soon-to-Be Physician Resolves to Help End Health Disparities
January 20, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
For MLK Day, Scholar at RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College urges focus on health disparities.
April 6, 2011 | Story
A community garden at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital is connecting doctors, nurses, staff, patients and folks from the surrounding, underserved community in Birmingham, Alabama.
April 1, 2011 | Book
This policy paper is from a series published by the National Bureau of Economic Research on obesity in the United States.
December 16, 2013 | Human Capital Blog Post
Deidra Crews, MD, ScM, discusses her Gilbert S. Omenn Anniversary fellowship at the prestigious Institute of Medicine and her current research on the association between unhealthy diet and kidney disease among low-income individuals.
Effects of Changes in Lunch-Time Competitive Foods, Nutrition Practices and Nutrition Policies on Low-Income Middle-School Children's Diets
December 1, 2013 | Journal Article
The School Nutrition Advances Kids (SNAK) project examined the effectiveness of various nutritional interventions on low-income middle school children’s diets in Michigan from 2007 to 2010.
November 5, 2013 | Journal Article
Schools, as much as stores and fast-food restaurants, contribute to empty calorie consumption by kids.
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
A study of children’s solid fat and added sugar (SoFAS) consumption in schools, stores and fast food restaurants from 1994 to 2010 found that SoFAS consumption declined in each location, but remained above recommended levels, particularly in schools.
October 1, 2010 | Program Results Report
This project developed the Nutritional Environment Measures Surveys (NEMS), pilot tested the measures in four Atlanta neighborhoods and developed a training program on using the measures.
July 14, 2010 | Journal Article
Studies are inconclusive whether increased fruit and vegetable consumption alone can reduce obesity.