Aramark Volunteers in Cleveland Inspire Women to Lead Healthier Lives
According to estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 60 percent of U.S. adult women are overweight, and have a greater risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health issues.
To help women focus on their health and lead healthier lives, Aramark employees recently joined other health care service providers for the Friendly Inn First Annual Women’s Health Expo “It’s All About You.”
Aramark chefs, dietitians and other volunteers encouraged women to be “healthy for life” in Cleveland. Volunteers led programs such as “meet your veggies and whole grains,” offering fresh sautéed vegetables and other food samples, along with recipes and nutrition information. The Aramark culinary team also served “Walking Tacos,” – a healthy take on a to-go taco featuring ground turkey and baked tortilla chips.
“Families attending the fair were really excited to sample the food and talk about nutrition,” said Kevin Strub, Food Service Director, for Aramark’s K-12 Education division in Ohio. “It’s so gratifying to know that we can make a real difference in someone’s life.”
About 300 people attended the expo, which featured health awareness sessions, community resources, healthy activities, food and prizes.
Aramark employs over 7,000 people in Ohio through partnerships with school districts, universities, municipalities, businesses, hospitals, stadiums, arenas and tourist destinations. Aramark has partnered with the Friendly Inn since 2008 as part of Aramark Building Community (ABC), the company’s global and philanthropic program dedicated to enriching and nourishing lives by improving family health and wellness and helping people succeed in the workforce in partnership with local community centers.
Healthy For Life™ is the company’s comprehensive health and wellness program that helps people lead healthier lives through awareness and education. Throughout the year, Aramark experts deliver information, tools and training to raise awareness about nutritious food and help people make healthy lifestyle choices.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.