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Prevent Childhood Obesity



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

April 7, 2014

New NANA Healthy Meeting Toolkit

The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) has developed a new Healthy Meeting Toolkit to help organizations nationwide adopt policies and environments that support employees’ and members’ efforts to … More

May 6, 2014

USDA Request for Applications: Competitive Grant to Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research

The Economic Research Service (ERS) in partnership with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has released a request for applications to establish the USDA Behavioral Economics Center for Healthy Food … More

June 5, 2014

New Center for Digital Democracy Infographic: Junk Food Marketing to Hispanic Youth

The Center for Digital Democracy has created a new infographic that shows how food and beverage companies target Hispanic youth with digital marketing for unhealthy food and beverage products.

June 5, 2014

Obesity Rates Remain High Among African American and Latino Youths

Two new fact sheets released by RWJF’s Leadership for Healthy Communities use the most recently available data to show that while obesity rates may be leveling off in some sectors … More

June 5, 2014

New CDC Tool Kit: Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools

CDC’s new tool kit, Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools, helps schools make the healthy choice the easy choice for all students by ensuring access to free drinking water … More