Healthy Eating Research

Building Evidence to
Prevent Childhood Obesity



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

June 10, 2014

RWJF’s Bridging the Gap Releases New Report on Secondary School Practices

Bridging the Gap has released a comprehensive report examining secondary school policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. The report, School Policies and Practices to Improve … More

June 17, 2014

Research Brief Documents Latest Trends in TV Food Advertising to Children

The total number of food and beverage ads viewed by children has increased by 8 percent and advertising to adolescents increased 25 percent since 2007, the year the food and … More

June 23, 2014

Nemours Releases Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit for Rural Communities

Nemours prepared a Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit for Rural Communities. The toolkit provides a range of strategies and success stories to assist practitioners in child-serving sectors, including early care and … More

June 27, 2014

Bridging the Gap & CDC Briefs Series: Promoting Health Through Local School Wellness Policies

Bridging the Gap collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a series of briefs highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies. These briefs provide … More

August 27, 2014

USDA Announces Grants for Implementation of School Nutrition Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $5.7 million in Team Nutrition grants to support continued implementation of updated nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold and served in schools. … More

August 27, 2014

Active Living By Design Releases Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Evaluation

Three new reports and resources from Active Living By Design share key takeaways and lessons learned from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program, a $33.4 million investment of the Robert … More

September 4, 2014

Trust for America’s Health and RWJF Release State of Obesity Report

Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a … More

September 18, 2014

New CDC Guide: Increasing Access to Drinking Water and Other Healthier Beverages in Early Care and Education Settings

CDC has released a new implementation guide, Increasing Access to Drinking Water and Other Healthier Beverages in Early Care and Education Settings, to help early education child-care centers and family … More