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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has set out to expand existing partnerships and form new alliances in order to take on the most pervasive challenges of our time: improving the health and well-being of everyone in America. It has formalized its commitment by bringing together its work under the thematic efforts of "Healthy Children,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Child Health, Well Being, Health Programs
Bryant, Rhonda; Harris, Linda; Bird, Kisha – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013
In 2011, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created the Forward Promise initiative within its Vulnerable Populations Portfolio to place a strategic emphasis on the needs of middle school- and high school-aged young men of color. RWJF's goal is to strengthen educational opportunities, pathways to employment, and health outcomes for these…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Adolescents, Employment, Males
Chriqui, Jamie; Resnick, Elissa; Schneider, Linda; Schermbeck, Rebecca; Adcock, Tessa; Carrion, Violeta; Chaloupka, Frank – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013
This brief report updates data published in August 2010 from the most comprehensive, ongoing nationwide analysis of written wellness policies. It includes data from the 2006-07 through the 2010-11 school years, which were the first five years following the required implementation date for wellness policies. The major findings and trends presented…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, School Districts, Hunger, Nutrition
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013
Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge today, with complex roots interwoven into nearly every facet of American life. This poll addresses one narrow slice of this web: the challenges that families face during the "crunch time" of the work and school week, between 3 p.m. and the time children go to bed. Compared to the school day,…
Descriptors: Public Health, Caregivers, Obesity, Health Promotion
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013
Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge today, with complex roots interwoven into nearly every facet of American life. This poll addresses one narrow slice of this web: the challenges that families face during the "crunch time" of the work and school week, between 3 pm and the time children go to bed. Compared to the school day, this…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Physical Activity Level, Children
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
While it's known that education leads to better jobs and higher income, research also shows strong links between education and longevity, reduced risk of illness, and increased vitality and school success for future generations. Yet, changing demographic trends and rising college costs portend poorly for health. This brief examines the role that…
Descriptors: Youth, Paying for College, Health Conditions, Child Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
Elementary schools are faced with a challenge: boosting student learning in an era when students face far more than schoolwork-related difficulties. Too often today, kids enter the classroom contending with issues ranging from bullying and emotional trauma to family instability and economic hardship--which can lead to behavioral problems that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Play, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
The federal school nutrition programs are the keystones to the diets of millions of American children. Schools have the opportunity to support healthy nutrition habits early in life by creating environments that encourage the consumption of healthy foods and beverages. This paper provides resources which offer general information about the…
Descriptors: Child Health, Nutrition, Dietetics, Federal Programs
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Terry-McElrath, Yvonne; Colabianchi, Natalie – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
This report provides updated results from one of the most comprehensive studies of health-related policies and practices in U.S. public middle and high schools to date, which was released in August 2011. The major findings and trends presented in this report describe issues relevant to childhood obesity for four school years, from 2006-07 to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
Brown, Michael H. – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
The Healthy Schools Program provides technical assistance to help schools engage administrators, teachers, parents and vendors in increasing access to physical activity and healthier foods for students and staff. Current grants run to September 2013. The program addresses two policy priorities of the Childhood Obesity team: (1) Ensure that all…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Physical Activities, Technical Assistance, Dietetics
Fiester, Leila – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
An estimated 12.5 million American children and teens are obese. Over time, the diseases and disabilities associated with obesity may undermine this population's health and result in substantial social and economic costs. Policies that address children's nutrition and physical activity are an important tool in reversing the obesity epidemic. More…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
In the past 30 years, the prevalence of obesity in children has increased to epidemic proportions. The obesity rate among children ages 2 to 5 has more than doubled (from 5 percent to 10.4 percent); more than quadrupled (from 4.2 to 17 percent) among children ages 6 to 11; and more than tripled among adolescents ages 12 to 19 (from 4.6 to 17.6…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Adolescents, Nutrition, Child Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
The nation faces an obesity crisis, especially among low-income children and children of color. Today, nearly one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, and physical inactivity is a leading cause of this epidemic. Equitable transportation policy that fosters healthy, opportunity-rich communities has a critical role to play in…
Descriptors: Transportation, Child Health, Obesity, Federal Legislation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
This list of resources offers promising strategies that communities and policymakers can use to make sustainable advances in achieving equitable transportation systems. Resources are organized into seven categories: transportation equity, Safe Routes to School, school siting, complete streets, non-motorized transportation, community design, and…
Descriptors: Transportation, Child Health, Obesity, Prevention
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
Healthy students perform better. Poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity can affect not only academic achievement, but also other factors such as absenteeism, classroom behavior, ability to concentrate, self-esteem, cognitive performance, and test scores. This toolkit provides information to help make schools the model for healthier…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Self Esteem, Student Behavior
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