Sunday, January 25, 2009

Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: Feb 24, 2009

Program Area: Childhood Obesity

Purpose:
Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among low-income and racial/ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings will advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

Round 4 funding focuses on studies of policy and environmental strategies in four areas:

1.food pricing and economic approaches;

2.food and beverage marketing;

3.improving access to healthy foods in low-income communities; and

4.evaluations of promising food-related policy and environmental strategies in settings where children and their families make food choices.

Call for Proposals and more information.