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Healthy Kids Make Healthy Adults

By François-Pierre Martin, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences
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The nutrition and lifestyle choices we make when we’re young can have major consequences for our health later in life.

The number of overweight or obese children has reached worrying levels, including in early childhood. In the UK, for example, more than a third of children are overweight or obese. These children are likely to remain obese into their adult life, with a higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age.

‘Plogging’ - Scandinavian Fitness Trend of Collecting Litter While Jogging Comes to America

New European exercise craze integrated into a health app for first time, with support from Keep America Beautiful
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Lifesum, has become the first health app to allow its users (25 million internationally) to log and track ‘plogging’: an emerging environmentally conscious exercise craze from Scandinavia in which people integrate the collection of litter within their jogging workout. The move has been supported by Keep America Beautiful, which has served as the nation’s nonprofit steward of litter prevention for more than six decades.

Smithfield Foundation Awards Scholarship to Iowa State University Senior

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Shelby Dickes is a senior at Iowa State University and a Smithfield Foundation scholarship recipient. She is studying athletic training and plans to study dietetics in graduate school. Shelby plans to be a college athletic trainer and ultimately plans to work with Olympic wrestlers.

Since its inception, the Smithfield Foundation has been proud to provide educational scholarships to the dependent children and grandchildren of full-time and retired employees. To date, the Smithfield Foundation has awarded over 650 annual scholarships worth more than $4 million.

Gildan Glow Run Lights Up the Night for Communities in Latin America

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The brightest night in the city once again raised a total of more than $100,000 for communities in Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. The Glow Run, a 5k run and fundraising event, united more than 12,000 Gildan employees and their families at the end of 2017 to celebrate a night of physical activity and entertainment in support of their communities.

Sodexo Partners With ANA Enterprise to Transform the Health and Wellness of America’s 3.6 Million Nurses

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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The ANA Enterprise today announced Sodexo has joined the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge as a major partner in support of this transformative initiative.    

Taking a Day at the Clearbrook Funfest

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Forty Astellas employees from Astellas US Technologies (AUST) took a day to volunteer at the Clearbrook Funfest in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.  AUST employees represented Supply Chain, Product Security, Project and Product Management and Quality Assurance Americas.

Keep That Resolution: It Can Yield More Than You Think

By: Lorna Donatone
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This past year, I did the unthinkable and followed through on a resolution. And, by following through, my CrossFit journey didn’t just help me find my abs; it also gave me a crash course in business endurance and career success.

The start was all mental obstacles. My career had forced me to ruthlessly prioritize my time. I fit in exercise, but it was more of a squeeze-in than a priority.

Humana Foundation Announces Focus for the Future: Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Sustainable Community Impact

Evolution of foundation’s strategy aligns with Humana Inc.’s Bold Goal of improving the health of communities Humana serves
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Goal of new approach: Co-create communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes for their residents by focusing on social determinants of health – such as asset and financial security, food security, and social connection

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Goal of new approach: Co-create communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes for their residents by focusing on social determinants of health – such as asset and financial security, food security, and social connection

Rescuing and Repurposing Bikes: Republic Services' Rachel Klein Receives Community Leadership Award

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Republic Services of Idaho Business Development Manager, Rachel Klein, was recently recognized with the COMPASS-Leadership in Motion Award by the Community Planning Association of Southwestern Idaho. The COMPASS award is given by the mayors and commissioners in the area to deserving professionals and individuals that display leadership and give back to the community.

Walking the Talk: How Nestlé USA is Tackling Obesity

Yes, we’re reformulating our foods and beverages and encouraging healthier choices, but we’re going even further to provide support for a healthier workforce
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By Veronica, Manager of Benefits Strategy and Excellence at Nestlé

America’s obesity epidemic won’t be solved by any single agency, non-profit, or even a progressive company like Nestlé USA. We understand that no one-size-fits-all solution exists, yet realize we can play an important part in moving the needle on obesity.

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