October 13, 2014
For girls, living in a neighborhood with more fast food and convenience stores increased their probability of becoming an obese. Future efforts to reduce obesity must consider neighborhood factors that promote healthy development.
May 15, 2014
Program Results Report
To reduce childhood obesity and improve health, a partnership with communities across New Jersey is changing policies and environments to make healthy food more accessible and give children and families more ways to be physically active.
Research shows that when communities have access to affordable, healthy food, residents purchase and consume healthier foods over time.
July 25, 2013
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 8, 2013
Philadelphia school district reports 4.7 percent decline in obesity for grades K-12.
June 17, 2013
Research shows that when communities have access to affordable, healthy foods, residents purchase and consume healthier foods over time.
June 6, 2013
This research review and issue brief examines relevant research regarding access to healthy foods in Latino communities
February 1, 2013
This commentary praises the detailed work of the article “Food Companies’ Calorie-Reduction Pledges to Improve U.S. Diet," which describes the independent evaluation of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) pledge to remove 1.5 trillion calories a year from the marketplace by the end of 2015.
September 20, 2012
Staff and Leadership
The new program from Walmart and HumanaVitality draws praise from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, RWJF president and CEO.
December 11, 2012
Supermarkets are vitally important to a community's health and economic well-being.