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September 29, 2016

RWJF is Investing in the Next Generation of Health-Focused Leaders

Four new national leadership programs developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) have announced their first class of participants. These programs support the development and diversity of leaders, and … More

September 29, 2016

1,000 Days Report: 10 Wins to Improve Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days

The nonprofit 1,000 Days has released a report outlining actions needed to improve nutrition during the first 1,000 days, the period between pregnancy and a child’s 2nd birthday. The report … More

September 29, 2016

USDA Awards $2 Million in WIC Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $2 million in funding to six states and territories to help ensure that children eligible to receive support under the Special Supplemental Nutrition … More

September 15, 2016

USDA Announces $5 Million Available for Farm to School Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that an additional $5 million in Farm to Schools grants is available for states and school districts to help school meals programs serve more … More

September 15, 2016

Seven Communities Win RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced the seven communities selected to receive the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Honored for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity … More

September 13, 2016

RWJF Launches ‘Join the Movement’ Site for Healthy School Foods

To mark National Childhood Obesity Month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a ‘join the movement’ site for healthy school foods that highlights RWJF-funded research showing that healthier school … More

September 13, 2016

USDA Awards $6.7 million in Grants for Child Care and Schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service awarded a total of $6.7 million in Team Nutrition grants to expand and enhance training for school nutrition and child care … More

September 13, 2016

September 2016 Proclaimed National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating September 2016 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The proclamation notes that “collaborative efforts in recent years have helped our Nation make progress” … More

September 1, 2016

Just Released: The State of Obesity 2016

A new report from Trust from America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shares the latest data on obesity rates across the country.

Some key findings of the report:

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