UNC Study Shows Food and Beverage Companies Exceed Caloric Cut Pledge

Release from UNC Gillings School of Public Health – September 17, 2014 (CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) 16 of the world’s largest food and beverage producing companies pledged to help reduce obesity of American families with children two to 18 years old by pledging to eliminate 1 trillion calories from the products these companies sold in the […]

HWCF Evaluation Highlighted in News Reports of 6.4 Trillion Calorie Reduction

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation press release highlighting UNCFRP research to evaluate the HWCF pledge to cut calories from the food supply was featured in stories from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Reuters, and several other news outlets. Sixteen of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer […]

UNCFRP featured in AP’s “What do we eat? New food map will tell us”

Associated Press reporter Mary Clare Jalonick outlines our Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Evaluation in an article titled “What do we eat? New food map will tell us” published May 20, 2013. Popkin and his researchers are hoping their project will only be the beginning of a map that consumers, companies, researchers and even the government […]

Upcoming HWCF Evaluation highlighted in Wall Street Journal

In the March 30, 2013 edition of the Wall Street Journal, this article featured a preview of our UNCFRP team’s upcoming “report card” on the HWCF Evaluation. In 2010, 16 food and drink makers made the joint pledge to shave one trillion calories from the products they sell in U.S. stores and vending machines by 2012, […]

Upcoming HWCF Progress Report Mentioned by The Economist in “The World is Fat”

In The Economist’s The World in 2013 print edition, health-care correspondent Charlotte Howard discusses the threat obesity poses to both health systems and economies worldwide. She proposes “The Economist Diet” with specific policy advice and touches on the struggle between government intervention and marketplace pledges to decrease calories. Our team’s HWCF evaluation baseline report, due out […]