Monday, January 31, 2011

Call for Proposals for Healthy Eating Research

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced its call for proposals for Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity, a national program designed to build research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children. The Foundation is especially interested in strategies that would impact lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.

Three types of awards will be made with the goal ultimately being to provide key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Proposals are invited for Round Six grants, rapid-response grants, and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. Preference will be given to those applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations. A total of approximately $2.35 million will be awarded under this Call for Proposals for the three award types.

Full proposals for Round Six grants are due March 10, 2011.

Proposals for RWJF New Connections grants awarded through Healthy Eating Research are due March 10, 2011.

Concept papers may be submitted at any time until August 2, 2011, for Rapid Response Grants, which are awarded on a rolling basis.

Please visit the website for more information.

Please also visit CSSP's PolicyforResults section on Preventing Childhood Obesity to learn about effective, cost efficient state strategies that local communities can advocate for to prevent childhood obesity.

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