Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation

Alli Delano's picture

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), formed in 2009, is a CEO-led organization whose national, multiyear effort is designed to help reduce obesity—especially childhood obesity. In just five years, HWCF members have already removed 6.4 trillion calories from the marketplace, which represents a 78 calorie reduction per person, per day. It is a first-of-its–kind coalition that brings together more than 255 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and professional sports organizations. HWCF promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance—calories in and calories out. It focuses its efforts on two critical areas—families and schools—through its Together Counts™ campaign which is used by over 15 million students across the country.

Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Together Counts program have launched this year’s Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes, their biggest incentive program. Anyone can enter the sweepstakes on behalf of a school to win a $30K...
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation logo Pumpkin bread, hot cider, apple picking — it’s finally fall! The back to school shockwave is over and your family is probably beginning to settle in to the rhythm of the new season. So what are you going to do this weekend as a family?...
Together Counts logo Offered At No Cost, Together Counts™ Program Features Interactive Curriculum, Hands-On Activities, All-New Agriculture Resources and More Than $170,000 in Prizes to Encourage Students Grades Pre-K-8 to Live Active and Healthy Lifestyles...
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation September has to be the busiest month of the year for families with school-aged kids. And it isn’t just “back” to school and the same old routines. Moving up a rung on the education ladder resets every September and so everything is...
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Two words that drive parents crazy, particularly in August, are “I’m bored!” That’s because August is packed with fun things to do before school starts up in September. From quirky food observances— National Mustard Day...
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation There are about 70,000 elementary schools in the Unites States and a few weeks ago a couple of them had a whole lot to celebrate. The “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes” announced that two lucky schools are the winners of a $30,000...
Together Counts incentive programs Silver Spring, Md. (April 30, 2015) – The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), a CEO-led coalition of more than 275 organizations dedicated to helping families and schools fight childhood obesity, and Discovery Education, the leading...
Mother and Daughter - Together Counts On top of their many (many!) roles, Moms are impressive jugglers. They are known to balance work routines with multiple school schedules, errands, team sports, and after school activities—all before getting out the door most mornings. During the...
Signs Spring has sprung Was it was dark when your kids boarded the school bus this morning? Did you happen to notice birds chirping instead of the distant rumble of a snowplow? Although it’s hard to believe, spring has finally sprung! Wherever you are in the country,...
Together Counts Enter today and every day to win a new playground and more for your school! Each year, the Sweepstakes provides the opportunity for you to win big for your school. Enter every day until Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 5PM EST for your chance to win!...
Together Counts Smart From The Start The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity at their preschool. By the end of this school year, Smart from the Start will have awarded...