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August 10, 2017

Are Fast-Food Restaurants Keeping Their Promises to Offer Healthier Kids’ Meals?

A new study by the University of Connecticut Rudd Center evaluated whether top fast-food restaurant chains in the U.S. have implemented healthier kids’ meal default policies. Since 2013, McDonald’s, Burger … More

June 30, 2017

Healthy Eating Research Seeks Research Coordinator

The Healthy Eating Research program is seeking a full time Research Coordinator to work at the program office at Duke University. Primary responsibilities include: managing contract set-up, invoicing, and payment; … More

May 3, 2017

RWJF Statement on Nutrition Standards for School Meals

Yesterday, Richard Besser, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), issued a statement reaffirming support for school meals standards.

“Every child deserves a healthy school that provides … More

April 5, 2017

2017 County Health Rankings Released

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the eighth annual County Health Rankings. The Rankings provide information on factors such as jobs, … More

November 17, 2016

CDC Reports Drop in Obesity Among Children in the WIC Program

New data from the CDC show that obesity among low-income children (ages 2-4 years) enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) decreased from 15.9% … More

November 18, 2016

Local School Wellness Policy Toolkit Available from USDA

New resources are now available to help school districts engage parents and school staff in Local School Wellness Policy efforts. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Team Nutrition initiative has developed … More

January 9, 2017

New Funding Opportunities from RWJF: Seeking Innovators from Every Field

Applications are now open for the 2017 cohort in four national leadership development programs from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) designed to create the next generation of leaders committed … More

January 23, 2017

RWJF and The Food Trust Launch “The Center for Healthy Food Access”

The Food Trust and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have launched a new national collaborative effort – the Center for Healthy Food Access – that will work to ensure that every … More

January 24, 2017

New Online Health Equity Resource

Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity (ARCHE), a collaborative partnership between the Center for Global Policy Solutions and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aims to advance equity-centered strategies that strengthen … More

August 23, 2016

American Heart Association Releases Guidelines for Children’s Intake of Added Sugars

The American Heart Association (AHA) has just released a scientific statement with recommendations for specific limits on added sugars for children.

The highlights:

The American Heart Association recommends children 2-18 consume less than … More