When Wal-Mart rolled out its Personal Sustainability Project in 2006, it presented its employees with a challenge: What’s the one change you would make in your life to make the world a better place?
April Manzanares, a Wal-Mart people manager in Broomfield, Colo., knew the answer right away. She wanted to be healthier.
Meet April Manzanares
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
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.
Guest Post: Toward the Healthy City
by Jason Corburn, Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
November 18, 2009
What makes a city healthy and how would we know when a city is healthy? This question has challenged planners, public health officials and urban residents from Mesopotamia to modern American cities.
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.