The Positive Tracks concept was conceived in 2009 at the CHaD Hero Half Marathon & Ripcord 5K, a fundraising event benefiting CHaD, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The first Positive Tracks Challenge originated as a community rally supporting a nine year-old young leukemia patient named Came
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on six policy priorities that evidence suggests will have the greatest and longest-lasting impact on our children.
School Foods and Beverages
Ensure that all foods and beverages served and sold in school meet or exceed the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Healthy Affordable Food
Increase access to high-quality, affordable foods through new or improved grocery stores and healthier corner stores and bodegas.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food.
Founded in 1994, Shape Up America! is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) whose primary goal is to implement healthy eating and active living policy- and environmental-change initiatives that can support healthier communities for children and families across the United States. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities places special emphasis on reaching children who are at highest risk for obesity on the basis of race/ethnicity, income and/or geographic location.