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Food Firms Trim Trillions Of Calories From Packaged Treats

www.npr.org Published: January 10, 2014
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It sounds impressive: Major food companies have slashed 6.4 trillion calories from packaged foods they sold in 2012 compared with 2007, a study reported Thursday.



But for each American, that number translates to about 78 fewer calories purchased each day, or the equivalent of cutting out one apple or 3 1/2 Hershey's Kisses, according to NPR.

The cut in calories is part of an effort by the nation's giant food producers, such as General Mills, Hershey Co. and Kraft Foods, to curb childhood obesity by getting more healthful items on grocery shelves.

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