The first virtual show on the future of weight management.   It is the one-day virtual event on the latest trends and strategies in weight management for the food, beverage   and dietary supplements industries.


The Better TV segment featuring Diane Debrovner, Parents Magazine’s Deputy Editor who specializes in Health and Psychology, talks about the ongoing trend of childhood obesity, how to fight against it and the partnership between Parents magazine and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.



Towards sustainable food production

May 6, 2011

The Prince of Wales, a long-time advocate of local, organic, and sustainable food production, delivered the keynote address at "The Future of Food" conference hosted by Washington Post Live at Georgetown University...

Employers make worker wellness a priority – now, to get employees to follow suit

March 4, 2011

By Lisa Gable

Our physical and economic health are linked, and that represents a competitive problem for the American economy. Half of an individual’s health status results from their lifestyle – more than genetics and environment combined. But too many Americans lead lifestyles that undermine our health, increasing employer costs and decreasing productivity. A study released this month by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation shows that large employers are investing in a solution – workplace wellness programs.

National Organization Pursues Wellness as a Priority of African-American Community

February 16, 2011

By Lisa Gable

1963 was a critical year for African-Americans. Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington. President John F. Kennedy called for a Civil Rights Act. African-American leaders throughout America intensified their organizing efforts aimed at strengthening their community, locally and nationally. One of those initiatives was the 100 Black Men, bringing together community leaders in New York to explore ways of improving conditions in their community (although they chose their name and shaped their national mandate years later).

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation triples membership in first year, launches program in all of its priority areas

January 28, 2011

By Lisa Gable

It started with 41 food companies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations coming together to help reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity. The result was the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The goal of combating obesity is as challenging as it is important. That is why the Foundation has taken a look at what we have achieved and what we plan to achieve in the near future, in our annual report, available at

HWCF Partners With Media Companies in Website Launches

May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON – The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation has partnered media companies Discovery Education and the Meredith Corp. for the launch of two websites that address healthy lifestyles in schools and home.

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Introduced

October 5, 2009
WASHINGTON - A food and beverage industry coalition formed to battle obesity is set to launch here this morning. Called the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, its objective is to reduce obesity, especially in children aged 6 to 11, by 2015.

Coalition Aims to Reduce Obesity

October 5, 2009
Retailers, the food and beverage industry and nonprofits launched on Monday the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a partnership aimed at fighting obesity.
Backers said the idea is to help reduce obesity, especially among children, by promoting the idea of balancing calories expended in physical activity with calories consumed in a healthy diet. About $20 million has been committed to the initiative, which will key in on the marketplace, schools and places of employment.

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Introduced

October 5, 2009

Kellogg Co. Chief Executive Officer David Mackay announced a $20 million anti-obesity campaign to encourage some of the world’s largest food makers to reconsider the way they sell their products.

PepsiCo Inc. of Purchase, N.Y.; General Mills Inc. of Golden Valley; Sara Lee Corp. of Downers Grove, Ill.; and other companies said they would make their products more health conscious.

Brownback Applauds Launch of Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation

October 4, 2009
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Sam Brownback today applauded the launch of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The foundation will focus on reducing obesity in Kansas and the nation.
“I am proud to support the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation,” said Brownback. “By lending a voice to one of the most pressing health care issues, the HWCF will provide positive contributions to the national dialogue on reducing obesity while promoting healthier living in America.”