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Prevent Childhood Obesity



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

January 22, 2014

RWJF’S Bridging the Gap Program Launches New Interactive Website: State Laws for School Snack Foods and Beverages

RWJF’s Bridging the Gap program has launched a new interactive website, State Laws for School Snack Foods and Beverages. The website presents extensive data on laws for school snack foods … More

January 24, 2014

New Voices for Healthy Kids Collaboration Works to Engage, Organize, and Mobilize Advocates to Improve the Health of Communities Nationwide

Voices for Healthy Kids is a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize, and mobilize advocates to improve the health … More

January 30, 2014

APHA Infographic: “Public Health Takes on Obesity: A Route to Better Health”

A new infographic produced by the American Public Health Association (APHA) shows how public health can help curb obesity rates. The infographic provides examples of how innovative public health approaches … More

February 1, 2014

Healthy Eating Research Announces Nine New Grants

Healthy Eating Research has awarded nine new grants that will help build the evidence needed to prevent childhood obesity. These studies, funded through two grant opportunities under the Healthy Eating … More

April 1, 2014

2014 County Health Rankings Measure Health in Counties Nationwide

The 2014 County Health Rankings, a collaborative project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, are now available online at The Rankings … More