Investment will help underserved elementary and middle school students
establish healthy eating habits early in life
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a leading global nutrition company, announced a
long-term partnership with national non-profit organization, Common
Threads, to sponsor nutrition programs in elementary and middle schools
across the country. The program gives students in over 135 schools in
Illinois, Washington, D.C., California and Florida access to nutrition
and cooking skills curricula.
"Herbalife is excited to sponsor nutritional programs to help students
in these cities improve their understanding of the importance of eating
healthy," said Angela Arboleda, Herbalife vice president of government
and community affairs. "It is critical to equip our nation's young
people with the building blocks for healthy living, especially those who
do not have access to the resources and information at home. Programs
like Common Threads are important for helping children establish healthy
eating habits. We look forward to building upon our company's deep
commitment to helping people live healthy, active lifestyles through
this long-term partnership."
The program is geared towards students who do not otherwise have access
to well-balanced dietary options in their community or at home. The
schools selected for the program are located in neighborhoods across the
country that do not have access to fresh produce and other nutritious
ingredients. One of the criteria for school selection is that 80% of the
students in the school must qualify for free school lunches.
"Common Threads is thrilled to announce that Herbalife will become an
official national program partner of our organization," said Art Smith,
president of Common Threads. "Herbalife's generous support will help
improve the lives of at-risk youth in communities across the country."
As a result of the partnership with Herbalife, Common Threads will grow
its existing programs and expand into five additional LA-area schools to
serve over 600 students in the first year alone. Students participating
in the program will receive lessons throughout the school year in good
nutrition, healthy foods from across the world, planting and harvesting
from a garden to make healthy meals, and meal planning and budgeting for
healthy meals with family members.
About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells
weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to
support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90
countries to and through a network of independent members. The company
supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program
to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains a
significant amount of financial and other information about the company
The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time,
as information is updated and new information is posted.
About Common Threads
Common Threads, an organization dedicated to getting America's kids
cooking for life. The hands-on, curriculum based, culturally relevant
in-school and after-school programs helps kids in underserved
communities across the nation cook their way out of the childhood
obesity epidemic and promotes healthy habits.
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