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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

November 17, 2015

CDC Obesity Prevalence Data Show Leveling of Youth Obesity Rates

According to new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the national adult obesity rate increased from 32 percent in 2003-2004 to 38 percent in 2013-2014, while the … More

November 25, 2015

BTG Healthy Checkout Research Brief

Bridging the Gap (BTG) has released a new research brief, “Availability of Healthy Food Products at Check-Out Nationwide, 2010-2012,” which describes foods and beverages available at check-out at over 8,500 retail … More

November 30, 2015

USDA Announces New Farm to School Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced almost $5 million in grants to support 74 farm to school projects in 39 states connecting local farmers with child nutrition programs. Learn more.

December 17, 2013

FoodAPS Research Initiative Request for Proposals: Understanding SNAP, Food Security, and Geographic Factors in Food Purchase and Acquisition Decisions

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, in cooperation with the Economic Research Service and the University of Illinois, will be competitively awarding grants to qualified individuals and institutions … More

January 16, 2014

Public Health Law Research Releases New Call for Proposals

RWJF’s Public Health Law Research program has released its sixth call for proposals on studies that focus on the effects of laws and policies on public health.

Up to $1.25 million … More