Navigation Links
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pledges $500M To Fund Anti-Obesity Programs

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Wednesday announced that it will spend $500 million during the next five years on programs that address childhood obesity//, particularly targeting minority children, who are at the highest risk for being obese.

Nearly 25 million children under age 18 are considered obese or overweight, accounting for $14 billion annually in medical expenses, according to the foundation.

The RWJF money will fund programs that aim to improve access to low-cost, healthy foods and to increase physical activity in schools and communities. Other efforts could include education for adults to teach children about good nutrition and exercise, RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey said.

She added that many of the children the foundation is trying to target are poor and live in areas with limited access to safe play areas and healthy foods. The foundation aims to build upon and support existing efforts by states, the food industry and other groups to address childhood obesity.

"We want the best ideas and the best people in the country to reverse this epidemic," Lavizzo-Mourey said, adding, "The epidemic of obesity in children is causing kids to have adult diseases. And those adult diseases have serious consequences and give the potential for having a sicker adulthood and shorter life".

According to the New York Times, the RWJF money represents "one of the largest public health initiatives ever tried by a private philanthropy." The foundation over the last few years has pledged $80 million to childhood obesity programs.

Source-Kaiser Family Foundation

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Crohns Patient Robert Hill’s greatest achievemen
2. Relapse in Risk Management System Claims the Life of Robertson
3. Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program
4. Kalam To Lay Foundation Of Vellore Research Center
5. Nippon Foundation To Help Leprosy Patients
6. Parents Launch SV40 Cancer Foundation In Memory of Son
7. Cancer Aid And Research Foundation: Offering Endless Hope To Cancer Patients
8. PM Launches Healthcare Foundation For India
9. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Flags Off Public Health Foundation of India
10. Gates Foundation to donate USD 104 million to TB Alliance
11. MoU for HIV/AIDS Signed by Nigeria and Clinton Foundation
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... Missouri (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... HEAL, will provide scholarships for people struggling with eating disorders as a result ... from the second annual event, held at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... An unlikely combination of recycled ... way for homeless people to have a more dignified and comfortable night’s sleep. ... they are repurposing plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. The ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Mateo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... in prizes were awarded to winners of the Create Real Impact awards. California ... creative expression to help stem the tide of distracted and reckless driving, the number ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... GA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Dr. ... to now offer laser services to many of his patients. Dr. Afferica now uses ... designed to reduce the amount of time the doctor uses other traditional cutting tools, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, ... ... launched half-cup sizes, has launched their Black Friday sale a week early, offering ... ThirdLove continues to transform the intimate apparel industry through both mobile fit technology ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 ... Investors"), pursuant to which BioLight and the New Investors ... Ltd. subsidiary ("IOPtima") via a private placement. The financing ... its innovative IOPtimate™ system used in the treatment of ... pathway process for the IOPtimate™ system with the U.S. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015 --> ... eine Lizenz für das Patent über eine neue Hepatitis-B-Behandlung, ... ENS-Lyon innehaben, an Enyo Pharma vergeben haben. ... Leben gerufenen und von Edelris gemeinsam mit seinen Partnern ... Behandlungsziel für HBV identifiziert, und es wurden neue Inhaltsstoffe ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... leader in non-invasive genetic testing and the ... that it will present at the 27 ... York on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  Matthew Rabinowitz, ... Company,s financial results, business activities and financial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: