Making progress toward healthy communities and reducing calories … one good choice at a time.
Last year, an independent evaluation by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that Coca-Cola and other members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) – an organization leading a national effort to help reduce obesity… cut 6.4 trillion calories from the marketplace in just five years.
Our coalition did this by offering consumers choices, like low- and no-calorie products and smaller portion sizes, and providing information to help people lead active lifestyles. Browse our beverage portfolio to find the right choice for your lifestyle!
Coca-Cola’s ongoing work with the HWCF continues. Commitment to Healthy Communities (CHC) is an initiative managed by HWCF and the City University of New York School of Public Health (CUNY SPH) to catalog and assess food and beverage industry-sponsored programs that help prevent hunger and obesity in local communities. Through this research, Coca-Cola and other HWCF member companies will better understand the impact of local investments. These findings will allow us to make improvements where needed, but will also facilitate the sharing of best practices with other HWCF members. We believe that by working together we have the best shot at reducing obesity.
The work of HWCF is being recognized by other health advocates. For the latest on CHC, see this blog post by Ginny Ehrlich, Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Obesity team.