Treats for All? Who's Likely to Get a Piece of RWJF's New Money for Childhood Obesity

We could go on about what a hefty problem childhood obesity is, and how it leads to all sorts of later health problems. But let's cut to what really matters: How RWJF is likely to spend $500 million.
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Check Out the Walmart Foundation's Plan to Fight Summer Hunger Among Poor Kids

Only one in seven children who needed summer meals received them, and the demand for such meals is only increasing. The Walmart Foundation is one of a number of funders with an eye on this problem, and it has the deep pockets to do something about it.
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A Closer Look at RWJF's Hefty Child Obesity Grants to the American Heart Association

When a funder dumps over $20 million on a big national nonprofit in two years, you can bet that some of that money -- or a lot of it -- will actually end up feeding many smaller nonprofits through regranting. And, sure enough, that's the case here.
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Inside the Growing Push Against Latino Obesity

The push to support Latino anti-obesity initiatives is gaining steam, but it’s still a fairly uncommon focus for foundations, whether national or local. That may be changing as more funders follow the lead of RWJF and Aetna, which have been working in this space for several years now.
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Do Fast-Food Nutrition Labels Matter?

the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently granted New England health benefits company Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, more than $160,000 to evaluate the impact that fast food menu labeling is having so far on children and adolescents.

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