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.
June 10, 2013 | News Release
Elementary schools are less likely to sell candy, ice cream, sugary drinks, cookies, cakes, and other unhealthy snacks when states or school districts have policies that limit the sale of such items.
May 23, 2013 | News Release
Two new studies from Healthy Eating Research highlight the importance of menu labeling.
May 8, 2013 | News Release
More than 84 percent of all foods and beverages advertised to children on Spanish-language television shows are unhealthy, according to a new study.
CBO Scoring Misses Billions of Dollars in Potential Long-Term Savings from Effective Obesity Prevention Policies, According to New Study
April 24, 2013 | News Release
Obesity-prevention policies could save the U.S. billions of dollars in the long run. A new report from the Campaign to End Obesity shows that the way estimates for the costs of legislation are done now misses a lot of their value.
RWJF comments on USDA's proposed nutrition standards for so-called "competitive foods."
Statement from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Regarding the Release of the Report "Still Too Fat to Fight" from Mission: Readiness
The widespread availability of junk food in our schools is a serious problem.
The first Cereal FACTS study was released in 2009, and found that least healthy cereals were those most frequently and aggressively marketed directly to children as young as age 2.
State Laws Aimed at Improving School Meals Help Teens Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, New Study Finds
March 12, 2013 | News Release
The study suggests school-based policies can help mitigate barriers to healthy eating that some teenagers face at home.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement Regarding Release of "In It for Good: 2012" Annual Progress Report by Partnership for a Healthier America
March 7, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey sees "pockets of progress toward reversing the childhood obesity epidemic," but says more needs to be done.
Poll Finds Big Gap Between Parents and Experts: Parents Less Likely to Recognize Children as Overweight or Obese
February 25, 2013 | News Release
A new poll released today shows a large a gap between parents’ perceptions of their children’s weight and expert definitions.