Wednesday, June 19, 2019

RWJF Funding Opportunity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Good nutrition is important to health at every stage of life. But often people from lower-income communities and communities of color lack access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages and the opportunity to make healthy choices. As a result, low-income families are disproportionately impacted by higher rates of obesity and other poor health outcomes.

There are many factors that contribute to this inequity in access to nutritious food items and the ability to make healthy choices, including the communities and neighborhoods where families live, education, access to good jobs with fair pay, and income. Helping low-income families build healthy habits must involve addressing these broader factors that underlie unhealthy eating.

Healthy Eating Research, an RWJF national program, is funding grants for research that will help reduce inequities in access to healthy foods and beverages and the underlying factors that contribute to those inequities, to ensure that all families and young children (0-8), particularly those from lower-income communities and communities of color, can build healthy eating habits. A total of $2.7 million in funding is available for approximately 11 research projects spread across three award types.

All studies must have the potential to impact groups at highest risk for poor health and well-being, and nutrition-related health disparities. Does your research qualify?

Do you have questions? Attend the optional applicant webinar on June 25 at 3 p.m. ET.

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