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News & Press Releases

We’re Going Back To Counting Calories…And Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing

October 2, 2014
Huffington Post: Business
 
When we are talking about efforts to reduce obesity rates, the calories we buy, and consequently eat, do matter. Obesity is a supply problem: there are simply too many calories looking for too few mouths. Since the 1950s, the number of calories available for daily consumption per person has increased by a whopping 25 percent.
 
Who is best equipped to deal with reducing this overabundance of calories?
 
Certainly not the policymakers. Government programs to reduce consumption and educate consumers about healthy eating have been woefully ineffective. Since nutritional labeling on packaged goods was introduced in the early 1990s, the rate of obesity has more than doubled from 14 percent to over one-third of the adult population.

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s Lisa Gable Named March of Dimes 2014 Heroines of Washington Finalist

September 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is proud to announce that Lisa Gable is a finalist for the 14th Annual Heroines of Washington.  The awards program will honor and acknowledge the significant contributions of women in the Washington, D.C. area who exemplify leadership in volunteer community service.

This year’s finalists include women dedicated to programs that support cancer patients and their families, transitional housing for young mothers and children, breaking the cycle of poverty, and survivors of abuse among numerous other causes. Ms. Gable is being recognized for her volunteer and support for women and girls through her service on the boards of Girl Scouts of the USA and ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists), her service as Vice Chair of the Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Services and her time on the Board of Directors for San Francisco Junior League, where she focused on raising awareness of domestic violence through the Silent Witness Initiative.

STATEMENT BY LISA GABLE PRESIDENT OF THE HEALTHY WEIGHT COMMITMENT FOUNDATION CONGRATULATES THE ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION

September 23, 2014

STATEMENT BY LISA GABLE PRESIDENT OF THE HEALTHY WEIGHT COMMITMENT FOUNDATION CONGRATULATES THE ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION AND THE AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE

“Today the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association announced that they have made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to reduce beverage calories consumed in the United States by 20% by 2025.

Food Industry Leaders Finding Ways to Help Solve Nation’s Obesity Epidemic

September 17, 2014

New studies show companies pledging to help reduce obesity have cut trillions of calories from U.S. market and are major contributors to declining caloric purchases among American families.

Princeton, N.J.Sixteen major food and beverage companies acting together as part of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The companies collectively pledged to remove 1 trillion calories from the marketplace by 2012, and 1.5 trillion by 2015. An independent evaluation funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) found that, thus far, the companies have exceeded their 2015 pledge by more than 400 percent.