Friday, May 21, 2010

Major Food and Beverage Companies Plan to Cut 1.5 Trillion Calories by 2015

Source: PR Newswire (Summary by NIM)

In a recent meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation has agreed to cut an astounding 1.5 Trillion calories from their food and beverages by the end of 2015.

The HWCF signed the pledge and plans to achieve their goals by introducing a host of new low-calorie options, reducing portion sizes and reformulating some recipes wherever possible.

According to
Lisa Gable, executive director of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, "America's food and beverage companies have a strong track record of innovation and providing consumers with healthier products...With this initiative they are moving farther and faster. The Foundation's member companies are giving Americans tools to reduce calorie consumption."

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation includes some of the most major food and beverage producers such as Kraft, Mars, PepsiCo, Campbell's, Kellogg's, Nestle and General Mills, among others.

Find out more about this new development by reading the article called "Food and Beverage Manufacturers Pledging to Reduce 1.5 Trillion Calories By 2015" from PR Newswire (May 17, 2010).