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Mondelez International Foundation Hosts Global NGO Summit Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Youth
"This is a pioneering opportunity to reshape how NGO partners create, refine and measure the impact of childhood anti-obesity programs," said Perez-Escamilla. "Using the concept of Program Impact Pathways (PIPs) we're teaching a cutting-edge, comprehensive and rigorous evaluation approach so NGOs and their partners can further improve their evidence-based programs."
NGO partners included INMED Partnerships for Children in
"It's unique for a corporate foundation to bring together a global group of NGOs, especially the on-the-ground experts, in such a forum," said Alberg-Seberich. "And it's important to show the corporate philanthropy and NGO communities these workshops can make a collective impact on a global scale. Together, they can find common denominators, better understand trends and opportunities and take a strategic view to encourage one another's success."
"We're committed to building community partnerships that empower people with the healthy habits to achieve holistic well-being," said
Individually the seven NGO partners have had great success. And together through the summit, the groups have created new ways to collaborate and make an even bigger difference.
Here are some results of the global NGO partners' recent successes:
Brazil: INMED Partnerships for Children created "Heath in Action," a school-based program to educate children and their families on good nutrition, healthy lifestyles practices and preventive health, hygiene and sanitation measures. The effort reaches more than 188,000 children and 752,000 family members in nine cities and trains teachers, cafeteria workers and community organizers in creating home, community and school gardens to provide nutritious school lunches, improve people's access to fresh produce and educate them on the importance of a healthy diet.
China: Youth Development Foundationhas created " Hope Kitchens" to help to improve the nutrition of food served to students. Since 2009, they have provided kitchen facilities to schools across 1,000 schools in 28 provinces and have trained teachers and kitchen workers on food safety and good nutrition. The group has increased students' intake of vegetables, meat, egg, bean and dairy products; and helped students form good hygiene habits, reducing the likelihood of them suffering from gastrointestinal diseases.
Germany: Klasse2000 is an award winning healthy lifestyle program that has benefitted more than 1 million children in 38,000 elementary schools, teaching vital knowledge about nutrition, the importance of physical activity and other valuable life skills.
Italy: Save the Childrenhas created "Ready Steady Go!," a program that promotes healthy lifestyles and physical activity to reach more than 66,000 children and families in 10 cities around the country.
Russia: Charities Aid Foundationhas expanded its successful "Be Healthy" program to three regions, educating more than 13,000 children and their families in 38 schools on making smart food choices and teaching the importance of physical activity.
Alicia Foundationis bringing cooking workshops and nutrition education to 30,000 students and seeks to improve eating habits and physical activity for Spanish teenagers. Since its launch in 2011, the program has been recognized with awards by the federal and regional government and the country's leading business magazine.
United Kingdom: Life Education West Midlands in partnership with Services for Education delivers "Health for Life" in Birminghamto help school children develop sustainable, healthy lifestyles around eating, cooking, growing food and physical activity. The program has already served 4,500 students in 16 primary schools. In just one year, 68 percent of the program's students cook at school, 64 percent grow their own vegetables and 34 percent have better knowledge of the need for daily physical activity.
Over the last 25 years,
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