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January 15, 2016

National Commission on Hunger Recommends Changes to Federal Nutrition Programs

A new report from the National Commission on Hunger, Freedom from Hunger: An Achievable Goal for the United States of America, offers a set of recommendations to Congress and USDA to … More

January 22, 2016

Salud America! Releases Research on Healthy Schools for Latino Children

“Healthy Schools” research includes a research review, issue brief, and two infographics. The research indicates that Latino students are more likely to be exposed to unhealthy school food environments, and … More

January 27, 2016

Healthy Weight by Pre‑K: New Research Package from Salud America!

This research package explores the question, “How can Latino kids achieve a healthy weight by kindergarten?” A research review, issue brief, and several infographics present several factors that may help … More

January 27, 2016

New Funding Opportunity from RWJF: Policies for Action

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s newest funding opportunity, Policies for Action, was created to help build an evidence base for policies that can lead to a Culture of Health. The … More

September 25, 2015

2015 State of Obesity Report Notes High Obesity Rates Across the Nation

A new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, reveals persistently high adult obesity rates … More

October 12, 2015

USDA Funding Supports Local Food Systems and Access to Healthy Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced over $34 million in grants to fund programs that support local and regional food systems. These grants will help support local food promotion projects including … More

October 20, 2015

Bridging the Gap Report on School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Reduce Obesity

Bridging the Gap’s latest report on school policies, School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results. 2006-07 through 2013-14, looks at the latest … More

October 29, 2015

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces 2015 Culture of Health Prize Winners

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors communities that have displayed their commitment to creating a healthy community for all. The eight prize-winning communities developed different approaches to improving the health of … More

November 5, 2015

Snack FACTS Study Analyzes Snack Food Marketing to Children

Snack FACTS is a new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut that contains an extensive analysis of nutrition and marketing data to … More

November 5, 2015

CHOICES Study Projects Cost Savings and Obesity Reduction from Three Obesity Prevention Strategies

Research from Harvard’s Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) highlights the importance of primary prevention strategies to reduce obesity. Seven interventions were tested in the modeling study. Three interventions, a … More