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Calories Count and Keystone Report

FDA Obesity Working Group Report and Related Information


Forum on Away-From-Home Foods

"Away-from-home foods" are foods that are prepared and purchased away from home. Americans spend approximately 46 percent of their food budget on food prepared away from home and take in 32 percent of their calories from such foods, so the health impact from these foods can be significant.


"Calories Count" Documents

"FDA's Final Report on obesity is a significant contribution to HHS' initiative to combat obesity. FDA is focusing its unique strengths, including using its relevant legal authorities, to confront this public health problem head on."
- Tommy G. Thompson,
Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2001-2005