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May 9, 2016

Systematic Review Finds Updated CACFP Standards Can Improve Children’s Health

A new literature review from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project examined literature on the nutritional quality of foods served in CACFP, consumption rates, health disparities among participating children, nutrition-related … More

March 8, 2016

CDC Data Show Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Consumption Remains High Among Adults

CDC examined data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for 23 states and the District of Columbia and found that 1 in 3 adults ages 18 and … More

December 17, 2015

New RWJF Infographic Highlights Importance of Healthy Snacks in School

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act updated school meal nutrition standards, including school snacks with the “Smart Snacks” standards that took effect in 2014. RWJF’s new infographic details the benefits of … More

January 4, 2016

New Research: Students Selecting Healthier School Meals With Updated National School Nutrition Standards

Study attributes students’ healthier choices to increased availability of fruits and vegetables, finds participation in school meals program held steady after updated standards went into effect

(Princeton, N.J.) January 4, 2016—After … More

January 15, 2016

USDA and HHS Release 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are designed to help Americans consume a healthy diet and informs Federal nutrition policies and programs; the newest set provides recommendations to encourage healthy eating … More

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