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IWBI Membership Continues to Grow

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The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) continues to grow its recently launched membership program for leaders who want to accelerate the adoption of a worldwide culture of health and well-being, adding a number of global leaders to its already impressive roster.

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The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) continues to grow its recently launched membership program for leaders who want to accelerate the adoption of a worldwide culture of health and well-being, adding a number of global leaders to its already impressive roster.

Sodexo Brings Planet-friendly Future 50 Foods to 2,500 Hospitals and Businesses in the United States

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  • Sodexo partners with WWF-UK and Knorr Professional to bring sustainable meals to diners and contribute to a more responsible food system
  • The Future 50 Foods, co-written by Knorr and WWF-UK, identifies 50 foods that are nutritious and have a lower environmental impact
  • Sodexo is the first global player to serve Future 50 Foods on a large scale
  • Sodexo will roll out 40 plant-based recipes containing the Future 50 Foods, starting with 5,000 kitchens in Belgium, the US, France and the UK
  • Roll out in the US to feature five recipes made with superfood ingredients, such as amaranth, available at 2,500 locations across the country
Press Release
  • Sodexo partners with WWF-UK and Knorr Professional to bring sustainable meals to diners and contribute to a more responsible food system
  • The Future 50 Foods, co-written by Knorr and WWF-UK, identifies 50 foods that are nutritious and have a lower environmental impact
  • Sodexo is the first global player to serve Future 50 Foods on a large scale
  • Sodexo will roll out 40 plant-based recipes containing the Future 50 Foods, starting with 5,000 kitchens in Belgium, the US, France and the UK
  • Roll out in the US to feature five recipes made with superfood ingredients, such as amaranth, available at 2,500 locations across the country

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 30,000 Pounds of Protein to Mid-Ohio Foodbank During September’s Hunger Action Month

Kroger Joins the 40th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Kroger have joined forces to donate 30,000 pounds of protein to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

WELL Transcends All Building Types As Leaders Across Industries Pave the Way

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NEW YORK, September 9, 2019 / 3BL Media/ – What do a police station, a pre-school, a hotel, a lecture hall, an affordable housing complex and a fitness center all have in common? With a commitment to people at the heart of each of their missions, each of these outstanding spaces has joined a global network of health and wellness leaders by achieving WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard (WELL). 

Xylem Watermark and EarthEcho International Lead the Clean Water Movement on World Water Monitoring Day, September 18th

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September 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — In celebration of World Water Monitoring Day on September 18, Xylem Watermark is collaborating with environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International to host youth-led events nationwide that will help communities around the world be part of a clean water future for our planet.

Booz Allen’s Terry McBride: Making Back to School More Inclusive for All

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In its National School Climate Survey, GLSEN, a national advocacy group for LGBTQ+ youth in schools, found that 70% of LGBTQ+ students experienced verbal harassment at school because of their sexual orientation. And 35% of respondents said they missed at least one day of school in the month prior to taking the survey because they felt unsafe there.

Feed Our Kids. Fuel Our Future. Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation Begin Sixth-Annual Hunger Is Campaign to Raise Money for Breakfast Programs for Kids.

Press Release

BOISE, Idaho,  September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — After raising $30.2 million since 2014 to transform the lives of 200,000 children in need, Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation are once again teaming up with their customers across the country to help make sure every kid starts the day with a healthy breakfast.

Whole Kids Foundation Kicks Off 2019 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign with $1M Match by Whole Foods Market

$3.4M goal will fund school learning gardens, salad bars, educational beehive grants and healthy teacher trainings. Grant applications accepted now through October 15.
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Whole Kids Foundation launched its annual monthlong Growing Healthy Kids campaign to fund K–12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. that connect kids to real food. For this year’s campaign, all Whole Foods Market locations will match register donations up to $1M for two weeks beginning today through September 17. 

My Special Aflac Duck Flies High as a Friend to Kids with Cancer

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By Todd Wilkinson

For a quarter century, the American insurance provider Aflac has been working behind the scenes with members of the medical community to improve health care options for young cancer patients. The centerpiece of its latest initiative, "My Special Aflac Duck," is a comfort toy that kids instantly warm to.

Merck Fellowship for Global Health Wins 2019 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Gold Excellence Award for Learning and Development

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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Merck Fellowship for Global Health program, a three-month, field-based international corporate service-learning program designed to leverage the skills and talents of Merck employees worldwide, won a prestigious Brandon Hall Group Gold Award of Excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program category. The Fellowship program’s win was announced on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

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