TAKE 10! joins the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and takes the Together Counts! Challenge
TAKE 10!® is an award-winning school-based intervention integrating physical activity with academic lessons. Joining the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation coalition is part of TAKE 10!’s strategic commitment to partners who help families realize small behavior changes to achieve healthier lifestyles.
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is a national, multi-year effort designed to help reduce obesity–especially childhood obesity–by 2015. It’s a first-of-its kind coalition that brings together more than 150 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the US Army, and professional sports organizations. The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance – calories in and calories out. It focuses on three critical areas – the marketplace, the workplace and schools.
On 28 April, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation launched a social media campaign called “Together Counts” – a challenge to inspire families to take two simple steps toward a healthier and happier life:
- Eat meals together
- Share regular physical activities together
ILSI, the ILSI Research Foundation, and TAKE 10! encourage everyone to make the commitment to these two simple actions for healthier and happier life for you and your family!