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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

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Academy Applauds HWCF: 6.4 Trillion Reduction in Marketplace Calories

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced it has removed 6.4 trillion calories from the marketplace, surpassing its original pledge to reduce 1.5 trillion calories by 2015. Because of this effort, 78 calories per person per day in the United States are no longer available.

In 2007, the 16 companies produced 36 percent of the calories in all packaged foods and beverages. In 2010, in an effort to address obesity, the companies – as part of the HWCF – made a commitment to remove 1.5 trillion calories from the marketplace by 2015. An analysis supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found the companies have already exceeded their goal by 400 percent.

To meet this challenge, these companies introduced lower calorie food and beverage products into the marketplace. These new products not only minimized the amount of available calories, but also drove financial performance for many of these companies, increasing their bottom lines.

The Academy has been involved in the HWCF since its inception; HWCF sponsors Energy Balance for Kids with Play (EB4K with Play), which is led by registered dietitian nutritionists who serve as "coaches" in school-based programs that promote nutrition, physical activity and energy-balance knowledge and behavior changes among schoolchildren.

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