Mondelēz International Foundation Launches Healthy Lifestyle Programs Covering 10 Countries
- New public-private partnerships in
Argentina, Australia, Egypt, France, Nigeria, Russiaand Ukraine
- Part of multi-year,
$50 millioncommitment to promote healthy lifestyles and address obesity
New programs in
“Making a positive impact on the people and the planet is at the core of who we are. Since 2012, our partners and their programs have been transforming the lives of more than a million children around the globe by increasing their nutrition knowledge, physical activity and access to fresh fruits and vegetables,” said
Over the next three years, the Foundation and its partners will inspire schools and communities to reach under-served children and get involved in innovative ways in the following countries:
Argentina: Fundación Huerta Niño will reach 10,000 students in 120 schools by building organic school gardens to teach kids about proper nutrition, get them active and increase their consumption of fresh produce.
Australia: Save the Childrenwill focus on nutrition education, growing healthy foods and improving physical activity to over 11,000 children and families.
China: China Youth Development Foundationwill spread the benefits of nutrition and access to fresh foods through Hope Kitchens’ delicious veggie gardens and enhanced school canteens, reaching 150,000 students in 300 schools.
Egypt: CAREwill promote healthy lifestyles for children by training educators to deliver a nutrition program, renovating kitchens to teach parents how to make healthy meals and snacks. The program will also aim at designing and implementing active play curriculum that tackles cultural barriers for girls and establishing school gardens.
France: Sport dans la Ville will expand their healthy lifestyle community partnership program to offer nutrition education, sports programs, urban gardens and cooking workshops to 5,000 children and families.
India: Save the Childrenand Magic Bus are teaming up to promote nutrition education, active play, including sports development, and growing fresh foods to around 50,000 children and families across India.
Nigeria: Helen Keller Internationalwill teach 6,000 children the importance of proper nutrition, physical activity and gardening through in-school and after-school activities.
Russia: Doverie NGO will train 100,000 students in 230 schools on how to grow and cook healthy foods and stay active through sports and other physical activities.
Ukraine: CSR Ukraine will train teachers to incorporate nutrition education, physical activity and gardening with more than 500 schools and 17,500 children.
United States: After-School All-Stars will expand its middle school program to offer nutrition education, cooking classes and urban vegetable gardens to reach children and families in 170 schools in 12 U.S. locations.
Each community partnership will also track progress against a universal set of metrics that the Foundation developed in collaboration with its community partners and a public health expert from
“We’re proud to partner again with the Mondelēz
The Foundation and its community programs support Mondelēz International’s Impact For Growth commitment, which is focused on four key areas where the company can make the greatest impact on people and planet: community, sustainability, well-being snacks and safety.
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