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School Food Director Embraces Buying Power, Diversity to Improve Menus

By Addie Broyles - American-Statesman Staff

One rainy day last fall, Anneliese Tanner scrolled through photos of sweet potatoes on her phone.

The managers at some of the 114 school cafeterias under her watch in the Austin Independent School District were posting photos of the vegetables as their cooks made baked sweet potatoes for the first time. All morning long, Tanner kept an eye on how everyone was reacting to the change.

“They have a lot of pride in their work,” she says. “They like to show off their kolaches and parfaits, especially.”

Arrow Employees Expand Support for Tuleeni Orphanage Through Holiday Giving

Press Release

January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics donated more than $8,000 this past holiday season to the Arrow Scholars Fund, a scholarship program launched by Arrow employees to benefit students at the Tuleeni Orphanage in Africa.

Whole Kids Foundation® Completes 2016 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign; Raises $2.8 Million For School Salad Bars, Gardens

Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised $2.8 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren better access to fruits and vegetables through the annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign.  

Volkswagen Partners with State of Tennessee to Establish $1 Million Science Lab Program

VW eLabs will offer state of the art equipment and a guided learning experience, Program administered by Public Education Foundation
Press Release

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce $200,000 Towards Tornado Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations helping in response to the severe weather that impacted Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope while coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation Celebrate Innovative Approaches To Engaging Kids in the Meaning of Good Food

Healthy Kids Innovation Grants fund solutions to improve children’s health and nutrition

We all know we should eat good food in order to stay health.  But what is good food?

Helping kids discover the answer is the reason Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation have awarded $200,000 to nine schools and nonprofit organizations through the Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Program.   

9th Daimler Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart

Lively discussions are an important part of the annual Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart. In addition to the traditional workshops covering a wide range of sustainability topics, this year's event focused on measures to improve urban mobility.

The evening before the 9th Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart kicked off with open, helpful, but also controversial discussions. "If we plan to meet the Paris climate goals, traffic must become cleaner", guest speaker Peter Bakker from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development explained to the audience. It was already the 9th occasion that Daimler employees exchanged ideas with representatives from politics, science, and society on subjects including urban mobility, climate protection, digitalization, and human rights.

The Players Trust 2016 Year in Review

Care. Act. Inspire. - The Major League Baseball Players Trust
Multimedia with summary

2016 was the 20th year Major League Baseball Players have been stepping to the plate to help their neighbors in need through the Players Trust. The Players Trust doesn't replace what Major Leaguers do individually to support the causes close to their hearts; it allows the Players to help causes important to the group while encouraging others to care, act and inspire.  For more information, please visit

Walmart Outlines 2017 Goals for American Job Growth and Community Investment

34,000 jobs, training for over 225,000 associates and grants for innovation in textile manufacturing
Press Release

WASHINGTON, January 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer with nearly 1.5 million associates in the U.S., today will discuss company plans to create American jobs and invest in local communities across the country. The investments in the coming year will support an estimated 34,000 jobs through continued expansion and improvement in the company’s store network, as well as e-commerce services, while providing specialty training for more than 225,000 of the company’s frontline associates. The company and the Walmart Foundation, in conjunction with The U.S.

Human Cities Project Transforms Neighborhood in Uruguay

Eighty artists have helped to transform a neighborhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a Human Cities initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s Inca paint brand.

The eye-catching event saw muralists, graffiti artists and painters take to the streets of La Teja to create murals on more than 40 walls to help brighten up the lives of local people and make their surroundings more liveable and inspiring. The walls were chosen jointly by neighbors and the artists.

Staged over the course of a weekend, the event attracted artists from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. All those who took part were from the Pintó artists group. They used more than 700 liters of Inca paint to revitalize the neighborhood through the use of essential color.


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