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Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Children

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 18, 2018
Application: Sep 26, 2018



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides funding for research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population level and that has the potential to help children achieve optimal nutrition and healthy weight.

Topics of interest include:

  • USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs
  • Policies and practices in childcare settings, schools, and retail food outlets
  • Policy, system, and environmental changes aimed at increasing access, affordability, and/or demand for healthy foods and beverages and decreasing access to and demand for less healthy foods and beverages
  • Industry practices and related systems that influence purchasing and/or consumption of healthy or unhealthy foods and beverages

Research should target infants, children, and adolescents (ages 0-18) and their families. All funded studies must have the potential to impact groups at highest risk for poor health and nutrition/weight-related health disparities, including:

  • African Americans
  • Latinos
  • American Indian/Alaska Natives
  • Asian Americans
  • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations
  • Children living in lower-income rural and urban communities

Eligible applicants are public entities and nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. or its territories that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Approximately 8 small scale grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded for a project period of 18 months.

Approximately 2 large scale grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded for a project period of 24 months.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Submit a concept paper by July 18, 2018. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Full proposal deadlines are September 26, 2018 for small scale grants and October 10, 2018 for large scale grants.

Tagged as
African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Children and youth · Families · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Hispanics and Latinos · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Research methods and resources

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