childhood obesity

New Report Shows Results of London-based Supermarket Trials to Promote Healthier Diets and Lifestyles

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  • The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK (CHL UK) initiative brings together retailers, manufacturers and other key stakeholders
  • Some of the results from successful trials highlight 13% more fruit and vegetables sold and 22% fewer packets of confectionary sold

Expanded Community Recess Partnership Aims to Increase Physical Activity and Support Learning Through the Power of Play

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Playworks and Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition include twice as many local schools in recess partnership with $100,000 grant
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PROVIDENCE, RI, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), 

A Healthier America Starts with Healthier Kids

By: Lorna Donatone

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) fulfills a critical mission: ending the childhood obesity crisis. After increasing steadily for decades, the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off, but it is still alarmingly high compared to a generation ago.

Sodexo Celebrates Partnership for a Healthier America’s Six Years of Success and is Recognized as PHA Partner of the Year at Gala Event

Newly released site survey results shows majority of Sodexo U.S. clients also have a strong interest in promoting health, wellness and nutrition
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) formally recognized Sodexo as its inaugural PHA Partner of the Year last night at the Fit to Celebrate Gala in Washington D.C. First announced in October, the award is presented to a partner who is working to ensure the health of America’s youth, making healthier choices more affordable and accessible to families and children across the country.

Sodexo Sponsorship of Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run Bolsters Childhood Health and Wellness

Since 2003, Sodexo has co-sponsored the MCM Kids Run in support of the United States Marine Corps
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 31, 2016/3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, partnered with the United States Marine Corps last weekend for its annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Kids Run, an annual lead-up activity to the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money. Sodexo, which has a track record in improving the health and wellbeing of customers all ages, has sponsored the event since 2003.

Make it Easy: Solutions for Healthy Diets

By: Nebeyou Abebe

As the American diet has gotten more convenient, it has also gotten less healthy. The fast food, prepared food and easy-to-grab snacks that make up many of our meals have contributed to an obesity crisis and to the rise of chronic illnesses like diabetes.

Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Food Choices


It’s amazing to consider how many decisions we make every day. From deciding how to brew our morning cup of coffee to planning a lunch outing with our co-workers, all of these choices add up to make a big difference in how we structure our day. When things get busy with work and family, it is easy to go for the quick and convenient when it comes to preparing our meals. These selections, while efficient, may not always be the best option for our overall health and wellness.

Families in Houston, Chicago Join Aramark, American Heart Association Pilot for Healthy Eating

Pilot program is part of the Healthy for Life® 20 by 20 initiative, aiming to change attitudes and behaviors around food and health in local communities
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Aramark and the American Heart Association (AHA) recognize that educating parents and heads of households about making healthy choices for their families is key to reversing an alarming trend toward obesity in both children and adults.

Sodexo’s Commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America: Making Progress

By: Lorna Donatone

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) was established in 2010 to tackle the childhood obesity crisis by transforming the marketplace and our communities. PHA works with the private sector to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families. The group ensures that commitments made are commitments kept, by working with unbiased third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress its partners are making.


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