Experts assess pledge to cut 1 trillion calories

04/1/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

A report on the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation's 2010 pledge to reduce 1 trillion calories from products sold by its 16 food and drink manufacturers is expected this year. Critics said the goal represents just 2% of all calories produced by the companies, but others said important work is being done by the University of North Carolina to monitor the goal and create a database that tags all foods consumed in the U.S. with manufacturer and nutrition information.

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