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Grantee Resources

This page highlights a number of organizations that are working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, as well as several websites that provide useful sources of research and advocacy tools.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grantees and Partners

Active Living Research

African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network

Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Healthy Schools

Bridging the Gap

The Campaign for Healthy Kids

Childhood Obesity 180

Communities Creating Healthy Environments

Food Marketing and Youth Project at the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

The Food Trust

Healthy Eating Research

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities

Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Kids’ Safe & Healthful Foods Project

Leadership for Healthy Communities

Mission: Readiness


National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research

National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality: Mobilizing Health Care Professionals as Community Leaders in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

National Policy and Legal Analysis Network (NPLAN)

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Partnership

Salud America!

Save the Children:  Campaign for Healthy Kids

Tools and Research

Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work – An in-depth look at how organizations of all types, acting in diverse settings, are implementing a collective impact approach to solve large-scale social problems.

Community Toolbox – Free information on essential skills for building healthy communities.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Food Access Research Atlas – Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility; Provides food access data for populations within census tracts; and offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes

Food Environment Atlas

Good Laws, Good Food:  Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities (July, 2012)

Good Laws, Good Food:  Putting State Food Policy to Work for Our Communities (November, 2012) – This state level toolkit focuses on the ways that states can change their policies to improve their food and agriculture systems.

Healthy Care for Healthy Kids-Community Resources Toolkit – This toolkit provides basics tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent overweight and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for overweight.

Leadership & Collective Impact – A guide for strengthening the impact of your leadership development work.

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research – Research/webinars on childhood obesity

NIH Obesity Research – National Institute of Health obesity research

Walksteps – The online resource for developing strategies for walkable communities.

Weight of the Nation Community Activation Kit

New Jersey Resources, Tools and Research

American Academy of Pediatrics-New Jersey Chapter

Food for Thought: 2012 School Breakfast Report – (2nd Annual Report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey)

New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study – Publications/Chart Books

New Jersey Food Access Initiative – Financing program designed to increase the supply of affordable, fresh food in underserved areas.

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

Rutgers Cooperative Extension


ShapingNJ: Promising Practices Map – Find out what’s going on in your community for obesity prevention.

Links to Resources for Physical Activity Actions

Safe Routes to School

New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center

Joint Use / Shared Use Toolkit

“Take the Stairs” Campaign

Play Streets

Open Streets

Links to Resources for Food Access Actions

Food for Thought NJ School Breakfast Campaign

Let’s Move Salad Bars to School

Starting a Community Garden

Healthy Vending Policies

Links to Resources that Cover Both Physical Activity and Food Access Actions

Sustainable Jersey

Let’s Move Faith and Communities

School Wellness Councils

Health and Physical Fitness Resources for Kids

Join the Movement

Welcome to the Map of the Movement. This free, interactive online map is designed to help expand and connect the movement of individuals and organizations working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Click here to learn more about using the map. The Map of the Movement is a free service created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with Netcentric Campaigns.