Michelle Obama announced today, May 17, 2010, that the Food and Beverage Manufacturer have agreed to make changes to their food products that will result in a 1.5 trillion calorie reduction by 2015. That's a lot of calories!
So what exactly does that mean.
The companies that support the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation will be offering more lower calorie options food products and creating new foods that are lower in calories.
How exactly will they do this?
But I really have a great deal of respect for Michelle Obama because she is serious in her quest. We hear about changes all the time, but don't really see them because there is no accountability. Michelle doesn't just want talk, she wants results. To help make sure that these companies are going to honor their commitment:
"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will support a rigorous, independent evaluation of how the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s efforts to reduce calories in the marketplace affect calories consumed by children and adolescents. RWJF will publicly report its findings." (from press release)
Well, I will be watching and sharing more news on this topic as it comes out. If you have thoughts, opinions or ideas about this, please share them below