Food and Beverage Manufacturers Exceed Calorie Reduction Goal
PHA Statement: Independent Evaluation Finds Food and Beverage Manufacturers Exceed Calorie Reduction Goal by More Than 400%
Washington, DC (January 9, 2014)—Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) CEO and President Lawrence A. Soler released the following statement today in support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s independent evaluation findings on the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s (HWCF) effort to reduce 1.5 trillion calories sold in the marketplace by 2015:
“PHA was founded to bring change to the marketplace, so that parents, families and children across the country have better access to healthier, affordable foods. Today’s report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the success of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation –PHA’s very first private sector partner – indicates that HWCF has exceeded its goals by more than 400 percent. This news is incredibly promising and a testament to the good work the private sector can do to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families. We look forward to reviewing the detailed evaluation.”
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit www.aHealthierAmerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.