RWJF News Releases
RWJF News Releases
September 17, 2014 | News Release
Obesity rates in the military is up 61% in less than 10 years, and one in four young adults do not qualify for military duty due to being overweight. Learn what a legion of admirals and generals did to combat this trend.
September 5, 2014 | News Release
New Jersey now has the 39th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
September 4, 2014 | News Release
Adult obesity in the U.S. remain high. The 2014 annual report, The State of Obesity, shows that obesity rates increased in six states. See the report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
May 8, 2014 | News Release
Forum to take place at Newark Museum, and feature RWJF president and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and influential leaders from throughout the nation.
June 29, 2010 | News Release
Striking disparities persist; obesity rates highest among Blacks and in Southern states.
July 28, 2009 | News Release
Landmark study pinpoints the shortcomings, poor enforcement of nutrition and activity guidelines.
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 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.