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October 29, 2019

New RWJF Report: State of Childhood Obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the first annual State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy. The report includes the best available data on national and state … More

September 18, 2019

Leading Health Organizations Support First-Ever Consensus Recommendations to Encourage Young Children’s Consumption of Healthy Drinks

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association Recommend Breast Milk, Infant Formula, Water and Plain Milk for Babies and Kids

(Princeton, NJ) … More

August 2, 2019

Policy Statement on Racism from the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its first policy statement on “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.” AAP put out the call to action in … More

July 30, 2019

Recent Summer Nutrition Research

While food insecurity is a year-round issue for many low-income families, summer can be a particularly challenging time as the school year ends and with it the food assistance provided … More

June 20, 2019

HER Announces 2019 Call for Proposals Funding

On June 19, 2019, Healthy Eating Research released a call for proposals for research that identifies strategies that advance health equity and sheds light on the drivers of inequities related to … More

March 20, 2019

2019 County Health Rankings

The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released the annual County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters … More

March 1, 2019

Announcing Nine New Healthy Eating Research Grantees

Healthy Eating Research is proud to announce the funding of nine new research teams funded under our 2018 annual call for proposals. The call for proposals sought studies focused on … More

February 20, 2019

How a Public Health Goal Became a National Law: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) developed a case study that provides insights into policy strategy and advocacy best practices that resulted in passage of the Healthy, … More

January 15, 2019

State Policies on Testing Drinking Water for Lead in U.S. Schools

Currently, there is no uniformity in states’ approaches to create and oversee programs to test for elevated lead in school drinking water. Many students in the U.S. attend public schools … More

December 28, 2018

National and State by State Obesity Rates, Youth Ages 10‑17

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a brief reporting new national and state-by-state obesity rates among 10- to 17-year-olds from the 2016 and 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). … More