As the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a consortium of companies that includes consumer staples such as Mars, Inc., Nestle USA, Bumble Bee Foods, General Mills, PepsiCo and the Coca-Cola Company, surpassed its goal of cutting calories from its food and beverage products, employers can also play a vital role in helping to solve nation’s obesity epidemic.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation states that HWCF surpassed its 2015 pledge by nearly 400% – resulting in a reduction of 78 calories per person in the U.S. per day. HWCF member companies have removed 6.4 trillion calories from their products, exceeding their 2010 pledge to First Lady Michelle Obama remove 1.5 trillion calories by 2015.

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