is brought to you by the Calorie Control Council, a non-profit trade association
established in 1966. The Calorie Control Council is comprised of companies
that make low-calorie, reduced-fat and lighter versions of your favorite
foods and beverages. Since its inception, the Council has fostered communication
among a wide variety of audiences about the importance of "sensible
dieting" - controlling calories, increasing physical activity and
making permanent changes in eating and exercise habits. The Council has
served as a respected and credible information source about healthy lifestyles,
weight management and obesity issues for many years.
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of Objective Communications about Sensible Dieting
Since 1989, the Council
has conducted national surveys of consumers to track dieting trends in
the United States. Also, for over two decades, it has published a highly
regarded newsletter for the media and health professionals called "Calorie
Control Commentary," which reports on news related to weight management
and healthy eating. In 1991, in conjunction with a number of renowned
weight management experts, the Council produced the award-winning consumer
brochure, "Winning by Losing." And in 1997 the Council introduced
a new Web site targeted primarily toward weight-conscious consumers -
www.caloriecontrol.org. This Web site has received more awards
and recognition than almost any site of its kind, and regularly attracts
an average of 350,000 visitors per month, generating 7.5 million hits
to Popular Demand
is a natural evolution of the caloriecontrol.org site. Visitors to that
site have expressed a need for more enhanced weight management tools,
24/7 online access and support, more meal plans and recipes, more exercise
tips, more frequent tips and information, and access to expert advice
through chats, feature articles, etc.
The need for CaloriesCount.com
has become more evident as America's - and the world's - incidence of
obesity has risen dramatically over recent years. In fact, obesity is
an epidemic and, as a result, adults and children are at an increased
risk of developing chronic diseases, including diabetes. It is quite clear
that people need a better understanding of the importance of achieving
a healthy weight and an active lifestyle, and they are striving to receive
guidance about sensible, non-faddish, methods of weight control. In addition,
over the past few years a number of major studies have been published
in respected medical journals documenting the effectiveness of so-called
Supported by Scientific Consensus
whose motto is "Healthy Eating and Exercise for Life," is dedicated
to teaching and helping consumers achieve and maintain a healthy weight
for life. The CaloriesCount program emphasizes the importance of
losing weight gradually and adopting healthy eating and exercise habits
that can be maintained long-term. This basic principle will guide all
the information published on the site, while dissuading consumers from
looking for quick fixes. The variety of diet pills, gimmicks, fad diet
books and other schemes being promoted to the public can be unhealthy
and only set people up for ultimate failure. The CaloriesCount program
guidelines are consistent with those of the American Medical Association,
American Heart Association, American Dietetic Association, American Diabetes
Association and other trusted health/medical groups, as well as the federal
government (and in particular its Partners for
Healthy Weight Management principles).
Staff and Advisors
The staff of CaloriesCount.com
consists of highly trained and experienced food, health and nutrition
professionals, including registered dietitians, food technologists and
health and nutrition writers. The team is headed by Lyn Nabors, Executive
Vice President of the Calorie Control Council, Keith Keeney, Vice President
of Communications, and Beth Hubrich, M.S., R.D., Director of Health and
Nutrition Communications. Our staff does not offer personal (one-on-one)
health or nutrition advice nor medical or psychological counseling.
President of the Calorie Control Council
Haley Curtis Stevens, Ph.D. is the President of the Calorie Control Council (CCC), an international association of manufacturers of low-calorie, sugar-free, reduced fat and light foods and beverages, including companies that make alternative sweeteners (e.g., intense sweeteners, polyols), fibers, and fat replacers used in those products. She has lead virtually all the Council's activities regarding health, weight management and fitness since joining the Council.
Dr. Stevens has extensive experience with food ingredients, as she is an active participant in the Codex Committee on Food Additives and the Food Chemicals Codex, for which she has developed several food ingredient monographs. She has also worked extensively with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other global regulatory bodies over the years. Dr. Stevens has a background in nutrition and health sciences and provides regulatory and nutrition guidance for her clients. She has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the NY Times, the Washington Post, and Glamour Magazine.
Dr. Stevens has also authored several publications, including Microbial Food Cultures: a Regulatory Update published in Food Technology 2009. Prior to joining the Kellen Company, Dr. Stevens completed an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and a doctorate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Beth Hubrich, M.S., R.D., L.D.
As Executive Director, Beth Hubrich oversees site content, comments on features and tools and provides overall direction for CaloriesCount.com. She has served as the Executive Director of the Calorie Control Council for a number of years working in the area of nutrition and food communications. For the Council, Ms. Hubrich plans and implements food and nutrition communications programs, serves as a spokesperson and works with the media. She also helps implement and design scientific educational programs for other health professionals. Ms. Hubrich has worked with CNN's On the Menu TV program and has written for The Tallahassee Democrat, Today's Dietitian and USA Today Magazine. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy), a founding member of the Academy’s Weight Management dietetic practice group and member of the Dietitians in Business and Communications practice group. Ms. Hubrich holds a B.S. degree in nutrition and food science from Florida State University, where she graduated cum laude. She also earned a Masters degree in nutrition and food science from Texas Woman's University and completed her dietetic internship at the Veterans Administration hospital in Houston. Through her internship she received training in clinical nutrition, management, food service, public relations, and community and public health. Ms. Hubrich is certified in Adult Weight Management by the Academy and has spoken at various dietetic meetings as well as the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ and the Institute of Food Technologists meetings.
The staff is
counseled by some of the most credentialed scientific and health
experts in the field of weight management. These include:
Foreyt is a leading authority on obesity, dieting and behavior.
He is director of the Nutrition Research Clinic and Professor, Department
of Medicine, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Foreyt
is a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a Fellow of the
Academy of Behavioral Therapy and Research Society, a Fellow of
the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and other professional
organizations, and is an honorary member of the American Dietetic
Association. Dr. Foreyt serves on many editorial boards including
the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Eating Disorders,
Obesity Research, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, American Journal
of Health Promotion, Health Values, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
and Medicine, Exercise and Nutrition and Health. He has published
many books and hundreds of articles regarding diet modification,
cardiovascular risk reduction, eating disorders, and obesity.
MMSc, RD, CDE
Hope Warshaw is a dietitian (RD) and certified diabetes educator (CDE). She currently applies nearly 25 years of expertise in diabetes and nutrition to provide an array of consulting services through her business Hope Warshaw Associates. She works with people with diabetes, businesses with a diabetes or nutrition related product or focus, or with media and communications outlets. Ms. Warshaw is the author of 5 best-selling books: The Restaurant Companion: A Guide to Healthier Eating Out, Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating, Complete Guide to Carb Counting and The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible. American Diabetes Association publishes most of her books. Ms. Warshaw's freelance articles have appeared in PARADE, Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, SHAPE, Walking Magazine, Diabetes Self Management, COUNTDOWN, Diabetes Digest and Diabetes Forecast. Ms. Warshaw has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Graham Kerr's A Gathering Place, and TV Food Network, among others. Her web site is www.hopewarshaw.com.
of the Calorie Control Industry
The calorie control
food and beverage industry, through the Calorie Control Council, has made
this site possible. CaloriesCount.com has been supported by a number of companies
dedicated to the fight against obesity and committed to the principles of healthy
weight management upon which this site was based.
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