Herbalife Nutrition supports the Latino community through health and nutrition
According to the U.S. Office of Minority Health, the percentage of obese and overweight children and adults is higher in Hispanic Americans than other populations. Hispanics in the U.S. are faced with challenges such as affordable housing and gentrification, the digital divide, lack of trained family caregivers, economic insecurity, and food insecurity. All of these factors contribute to the higher trend in obesity in U.S. Hispanic populations in several ways.
Herbalife Nutrition partners with NHCOA to support nutrition and health programs
Today, Herbalife Nutrition announced an expanded partnership with the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), the leading organization working to improve the lives of older Hispanic adults, their families and caregivers. The partnership empowers the aging Hispanic population with necessary tools to support their health by providing access to healthy nutrition, as well as nutrition education and fitness programs to promote healthy aging.
Herbalife Nutrition hosts a food drive to support those in need
Herbalife Nutrition’s Winston-Salem office hosted a month-long food drive to support the Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem. Donation boxes were placed around the facility for on-site employees to donate non-perishable food items for those in the community who are in need during this time. To increase donations, Herbalife Nutrition also offered a food donation swing by drop-off event in the Herbalife Nutrition parking lot for their employees who are working remotely during the pandemic.
Herbalife Nutrition partners with Chrysalis to help address the needs of communities
Hunger is not a one-size-fits-all problem. Hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition are driven by complex factors and needs vary from community to community. In Los Angeles, those experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to hunger and food insecurity, even more so due to the effects of the pandemic.
Herbalife Nutrition shares tips on how to reduce food waste while making a positive impact.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, an estimated one-third, or about 1.3 billion tons, of all food produced globally is lost or goes to waste, which contributes to global food insecurity.
A recent survey conducted by Herbalife Nutrition around plant-based diets showed that 40% of respondents’ food choices are a result of wanting to be more environmentally friendly. Reducing food waste is an additional, simple action that can have a great effect.
Here are several ways in which you can help reduce food waste and live more sustainably.
Herbalife Nutrition supports food banks to Colombia to help address issues of food insecurity and waste
Every second, 41 tons of food are wasted around the world. This is a shocking number, especially when placed next to the figure for food insecurity, which indicates that they do not have sufficient or stable access to their daily nutritional needs. According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food is not guaranteed for more than 820 million people.
The number of people suffering from food insecurity continues to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true for households with young children. In fact, current research shows that more than 17 percent of children in the United States now lack sufficient food. Feed the Children is working closely with community organizations, individual donors, and companies like Herbalife Nutrition to help ensure vulnerable families and communities don’t go hungry.
Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.
By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people.
Herbalife Nutrition provides resources for pandemic relief efforts
As a global nutrition company, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to help those in need of good nutrition and critical resources. We are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work during this time of uncertainty. Through our Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative, we are dedicated to ending world hunger and support global nonprofit organizations with nutrition expertise and resources to communities who need it most. During tumultuous times, the need to ensure access to food is essential.
According to current research, more than 17% of young children in the U.S. lack sufficient food — a rate 3 times higher than during the worst of the Great Recession. The escalating food crisis young children are facing today is alarming and calls for resourcefulness and resilience. Feed the Children is working diligently to adapt its programming and services to accommodate to current community needs due to the pandemic.