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The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. http://www.rwjf.org/about/ Following on the heels of the Foundations successful Active Living by Design and Healthy Eating by Design initiatives, the current program focus is on eliminating childhood obesity in the U.S. by 2015. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start kids on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is currently funding programs in 15 cities around the U.S. to combat this epidemic. Programs promote physical activity, including walking, and focus on communities that have traditionally been underserved.

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