At 71, Claudine Paris feels like a “rock star” every day she walks through the hallways of James John Elementary School in Portland, Ore., where she volunteers as a literacy tutor.
Meet Claudine Paris
As chairman of the Arlington County School Board in the Northern Virginia suburbs, Ed Fendley touts walking and biking as good for the bottom line. Every teacher or student that passes up a ride in a car to get to school saves the district money on parking, reduces air pollution and alleviates traffic jams in front of local schools.
Meet Ed Fendley
A Closing Word from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey on the Commission to Build a Healthier America
by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
December 17, 2009
After a year and a half, two major reports and national events, three regional field hearings, nine issue briefs, two chart books, and more than 50 meetings with leaders from government and the private sector, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America has come to a close.
From Congress to the Cafeteria: Healthy Food is a Priority
by David R. Williams, Ph.D., Staff Director
November 03, 2009
The Commission recognized the importance of nutritious food for improving the health of Americans when it released its recommendations in April. It saw communities without any access to grocery stores and fresh produce, school meals for children containing chicken nuggets, pizza and fries, and a country disconnected from the food system it relies on for its nutritional wellbeing. But recently, the tide has begun to turn.
Addressing Your Questions from the Accessing Healthy Foods Webinar
by Staff, Commission to Build a Healthier America
September 10, 2009
Thanks to all who joined the August 10 webinar focusing on promoting health by improving access to healthy foods. As with the previous two webinars, we've collected all the questions and answered them here on the Leadership Blog.