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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 05:  Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club on October 5, 2009 in Washington, DC. The news conference was held to announce the launch of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, an effort by various food and drink companies try to help reduce obesity.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Head of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognized by Forbes for Role in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

by Lisa Gable | August 30, 2011 at 11:54 pm | comments

Congratulations to Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ), for being recognized on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Powerful Black Women for her leadership in the fight against childhood obesity.  RWJF is the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans.  We applaud Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey’s dedication to helping all children and families eat well and move

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Together Counts: Where Healthy Habits Mean an Active, Healthy Lifestyle

by Lisa Gable | August 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm | comments

On behalf of the Together Counts™ team and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, I want to welcome you to a fresh resource about living a balanced life, from people like you and families like yours. We’re starting with the personal stories of the folks working behind the scenes to bring families together through activities and mealtimes. In the coming weeks you’ll be hearing from our ambassadors- people facing challenges that

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Finding a Healthy Balance in Good Company

by Together Counts Partner | August 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm | comments

Growing up, I never saw myself as having an ordinary childhood. I was a military brat, over-involved in every sport, play, recital- any activity that you could name. Let’s just say I was an active kid. In the 6th grade, I went on a class trip to see Colours Performing Arts Troupe. I fell in love with the idea of performing on stage and joined the troupe the following year.

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Family Fun Meets Family Fitness

by Together Counts Partner | August 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm | comments

We are a busy family just like you. We have an insane schedule with four kids. It seems like we are always carpooling about to separate kid’s activities. This summer, we really wanted to show our kids that staying active is important and that we can play together as a family and find fun ways to exercise. John and I work out on our own but this summer we started

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