Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Posted by on January 30, 2011

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Application Deadline: Multiple

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 lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

This round of funding supports strategic, rigorous, policy-relevant research on a wide range of policy and environmental changes. Target populations include children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 and their families. The Foundation places special emphasis on reaching the children at greatest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for three types of awards aimed at providing key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The three award types are:

·         Round 6 grants;
·         Rapid-response grants; and
·         RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

Approximately $2.35 million will be awarded under this CFP for the three award types.

To learn more about this funding opportunity, to register for a Web conference and to apply for a grant, please visit the Healthy Eating Research program Web site at

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