Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
November 12, 2014 | Program Results Report
Early Assessment of Programs and Policies on Childhood Obesity was the first full-blown test of "systematic screening and assessment" - a process for quickly determining which real-world interventions are ready for more rigorous evaluation.
January 1, 2015 | Journal Article
The old joke that recess is your favorite subject at school turns out to be quite serious. Research shows it contributes to physical well being, as well as improved academic achievement. Read the study about RWJF’s grantee, Playworks.
December 3, 2014 | News Release
Conference helped advance health equity efforts in New Jersey through environmental policies and practices.
November 24, 2014 | Program Results Report
The National League of Cities expanded its efforts to work with local officials to develop and pursue strategies to combat childhood obesity.
November 19, 2014 | News Release
The 2014 Sugary Drinks FACTS report is out: the industry still spends nearly $1 billion to market to children, but some progress has been made.
November 19, 2014 | Report
Sugary Drink FACTS 2014 examines the nutrition of over 900 drink products and quantifies marketing practices of 23 different beverage companies.
November 7, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
The way we eat: Calories in fast food, the impact of calorie labeling, and the "Great Burrito Boondoggle."
October 13, 2014 | Journal Article
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.
October 1, 2014 | Toolkit
A comprehensive toolkit that provides policy options for healthy eating and active living that rural communities can use to address obesity’s threat to children’s health.
Major U.S. companies made good, and then some, on a pledge to cut 1.5 trillion calories from the U.S. marketplace. See how the pledge affected kids.