The global nutrition company will provide meal replacement products and
support senior housing facility Casa Iris' nutritional program
As part of Herbalife's (NYSE:HLF) commitment to nutrition at all stages
of life, the company announced a new partnership with the National
Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), the nation's premier organization
working with Hispanic older adults, their families and caregivers.
Through this partnership, Herbalife will provide NHCOA with shakes, meal
replacement bars, and protein bars worth $10,000 to offer to the
residents of the organization's senior housing facility, Casa Iris. The
initiative in the Washington, DC area will last from April to December
2016. In addition, NHCOA will receive $15,000 to help fund Casa Iris'
Nutrition Program, which provides more than 75 facility residents and
community members with access to nutritional education, awareness, meal
services, and activities.
"Currently more than a quarter of seniors in the United States are
hungry or at a nutritional risk," said Dr. Yanira Cruz, NHCOA President
and CEO. "Given the increased risk for chronic health conditions arising
from hunger and malnourishment, NHCOA is excited to partner with
Herbalife to ensure that the residents of Casa Iris have access to
nutritious food and programming so they can age with dignity and in the
best possible health."
The partnership was announced during the launch of NHCOA's Move,
Exercise and Nourish: A Wellness Program at Casa Iris on April 14, 2016.
Angela Arboleda, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs,
presented the first installment of product donations and spoke to the
Casa Iris residents about nutrition. Attendees also sampled Herbalife
"Herbalife is deeply committed to turning the tide on poor nutrition in
every age group," said Angela Arboleda, Herbalife's vice president for
government and community affairs. "Through partnerships like these, we
can bring Herbalife nutrition to people like the residents of Casa Iris
who might not have access to nutritious foods, and raise awareness
regarding the importance of maintaining healthy, active lifestyles."
For more information regarding this partnership, please visit the NHCOA
blog at http://www.nhcoa.org/blog/category/media-center/blog/.
About Herbalife: Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has
been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our
nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care
products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent
Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to
fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by
offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife
member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active
We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife
programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also
sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the
globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many
The company has over 7,900 employees worldwide, and its shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HLF) with net sales of $4.5
billion in 2015. To learn more visit herbalife.com
About NHCOA: The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) is
the leading national organization working to improve the lives of
Hispanic older adults, their families and caregivers. NHCOA works in
partnership with its Hispanic Aging Network of local community
organizations and other organizations that share its commitment to older
adults and/or to the Hispanic community. NHCOA works both on the
national and community levels.
On the community level, it works with its National Hispanic Aging
Network comprised of 39 community-based organizations located across the
continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. NHCOA also maintains a broader network
of 7,000 individuals and reaches 10 million Hispanics each year through
its work and that of its affiliates.
On the national level, NHCOA engages in national advocacy activities
ensuring that legislation targeting older Americans is inclusive of all
of the nation's older adults, families, and caregivers. In all of its
work, NHCOA focuses on seniors, as well as those impacted by the
seniors, and those who will not have enough resources to retire but who
are not seniors today. Indeed we approach aging as a process that occurs
throughout a person's life, starting during a person's young years and
throughout the lifespan.
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