RWJF is committed to tackling one of the most urgent threats to the health of our children and families—childhood obesity. Our goal is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
November 7, 2012 | Program Result
The Healthy Schools Program provides technical assistance to help schools engage administrators, teachers, parents and vendors in increasing access to physical activity and healthier foods for students and staff.
September 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Study provides data on youth fitness in one state advances the knowledge base on school-based fitness testing and the factors influencing youth fitness.
June 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
How Are Schools Implementing the Congressional Mandate?
June 13, 2011 | News Release
President Bill Clinton to announce Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant renewal, honor 275 high-performing schools at the Healthy Schools Forum.
June 13, 2011 | Story
President Bill Clinton announced RWJF grant renewal, honored 275 high-performing schools at the Healthy Schools Forum.
January 12, 2011 | News Release
Healthy Schools Program provides free expert advice and resources to schools in all 50 states as they work to prevent childhood obesity.
January 1, 2010 | Journal Article
In this first-ever analysis of which school policies regarding childhood obesity have been enacted at the state level, the data reveal states are more likely to have adopted guidelines regarding food and nutrition than guidelines regarding physical activity or weight assessment.
November 9, 2010 | Story
Momentum is building as program helps schools become healthier places for students and staff.
September 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Schools initiating BMI-measurement programs should adhere to safeguards to minimize potential harms and maximize benefits, establish a safe and supportive environment for students of all body sizes, and implement science-based strategies to promote physical activity and healthy eating.
June 15, 2010 | News Release
Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognizes schools for increasing healthy eating and physical activity.