Catherine Jones, author of The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook, and founder of the Share Your Calories Nonprofit Project, is absolutely thrilled to announce her partnerships with The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and Together Counts. Formed in 2009, the HWCF, a CEO-led organization, has a multiyear mission to help reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity, on a national level. 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. 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 50 million students across the country.
The Together Counts™ Program assists schools and families nationwide gain free access to resources that help to build healthy environments and reduce childhood obesity. Results of a spring 2014 impact study show that students who engaged in the program’s Energy Balance 101 curriculum experienced increased understanding of the balance between food intake and physical activity.
In the Introduction to The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook, Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN, and Professor Malden Nesheim, MS PhD, of Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences, explain what calories are, how they work in our bodies, and they offer a formula for determining your daily calorie needs. The book showcases 200 recipes, most in the 200-calorie range, with delicious, nutrient-dense whole foods. An extensive Appendix covers the nutritional values for almost 1,000 popular foods, along with diabetic information. Frequently Asked Questions will tell you why men lose weight faster than women, why you might be gaining weight when you exercise, and why not all calories are created equal.
Working with HWCF and Together Counts, Catherine will exchange information on blog posts, social media platforms, and partner in future events. Her end goal is to increase calorie awareness and to promote energy balance. Catherine’s blog, Calories In and Calories Out, posts weekly entries including nutrition tidbits, cooking and shopping tips, recipes, calories out, spotlight on super foods, and a diabetic corner.
Appearing on WNPR Food Schmooze, Catherine Jones discussed calorie awareness, highlighted four recipes (WNPR’s site includes a recipe for Lemony Lamb Chops), and what it takes to burn off those calories. Listen and find out how muscle mass eats calories. HellaWella.com did an interview with the book’s authors, revealing that they really do practice what they preach, both cook from the book all the time, and Catherine shares her kitchen wisdom, 10 essential cooking ingredients, favorite recipes, her fall lineup, how she got the idea to write the book in the first place, plus tons more behind-the-scenes information and recipes.
CATHERINE JONES, a graduate of Connecticut College and La Varenne Culinary School, is the award-winning author of numerous cookbooks including Eating for Pregnancy, and, with Elaine Trujillo, MS RDN, The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook and Eating for Lower Cholesterol. She is a frequent blogger, freelance journalist, and the Nonprofit Director of Share Your Calories.