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Mondelez International Foundation Brings Better Health to More than One Million Children in Five Countries
"We share our partners' beliefs that helping people - especially children - adopt small habits like making balanced food choices, preparing healthy snacks and moving more can lead to big changes in their well-being and that of their communities," said
Community Partners Step Up to Answer the Call
Australia: Football Federation Australiaand a leading NGO are combining their expertise to host what will be Australia'slargest healthy lifestyle program benefitting 115,500 children and families across 300 schools. The highly interactive program combines active play and nutrition education empowering children to live a healthy lifestyle. Kids will discover the joy of healthy eating and creative forms of play through physical activity.
Brazil: INMED Partnerships for Children and Institute for Sports Education(IEE) are teaming up to expand Health in Action. INMED'snutrition efforts, which include school-based gardens, have improved children's body mass index and vegetable consumption and have decreased anemia rates. The inclusion of physical activity through IEE will bring fitness to the classroom and the community and train teachers, parents and local leaders to coach sports like volleyball, basketball and soccer. The expansion will benefit 1,000 schools and about 675,000 children, parents and community members.
China: China Youth Development Foundationwill spread the benefits of nutrition and access to fresh foods through Hope Kitchensby reaching 150,000 students in 300 schools. Hope Kitchens offer renovated cooking facilities to primary schools, promote education on food safety and balanced nutritious meals and offer vegetable gardens to put good nutrition with reach for thousands of school children.
India: Save the Childrenand Magic Bus are teaming up to promote active play including sports development, nutrition education and growing fresh foods to about 140,000 children and families across India. The program will work alongside parents, educators and community health workers to help improve children's nutrition and health, encourage sports and play and train youth leaders.
Russia: Charities Aid Foundation'sBe Healthy program teaches students about nutrition, how to grow and prepare healthy foods and ways to get active. Be Healthy ignites students' interest by inviting schools to compete for grants that equip them with cooking and sports equipment and expects to reach 20,000 students across 45 locations.
"Through Health In Action, we've learned that the path to well-being begins by showing children what good health looks like and finding creative ways to help them incorporate it into their lives," said
Every community partnership will track progress against a universal set of metrics critical to achieving well-being: physical activity, nutrition education and accessibility to nutritious foods. These metrics were developed in conjunction with community partners and public health experts convened by the
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