Active Living Research

General information

Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Our primary goal is to support and share research on environmental and policy strategies that can promote daily physical activity for children and families across the United States. We place special emphasis on research related to children of color and lower-income children who are at highest risk for obesity.

Active Living Research provides credible and action-oriented research results that address the root causes of childhood obesity and physical inactivity. With a focus on communities, active transportation, schools and parks and recreation, the program informs the work of advocates, practitioners and policy-makers. Our resources support strategies that can make the biggest impact on reversing the childhood obesity epidemic and promoting active living.