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.
July 19, 2012
Study finds intersection of caregiving, gender roles and poverty can cause weight gains for low-income mothers.
June 1, 2012
This study examines the negative correlation between weight related to food insecurity for mothers and non-mothers. Food insecure mothers are more likely to be overweight and obese than their childfree female counterparts. Single mothers are more likely to experience food insecurity compared to married or cohabitating mothers.
August 4, 2011
Program Results Report
The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with three Avondale neighborhood churches, mobilized a faith-based coalition to advance policies to improve the availability of healthy, affordable foods.