In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., Ibi Montesino, SVP of North America at Herbalife Nutrition shares stories of Latina independent distributors. Each of their stories highlights how they balance becoming an entrepreneurs and motherhood all while making impact on their communities.
Herbalife Nutrition discusses global hunger and how to support communities in need
Hunger is a global health crisis. The pandemic is changing the face of hunger, and food lines are packed with people who are our neighbors, friends, and co-workers. It is estimated that the global crisis will force over 130 million more people into chronic hunger this year. To help solve this massive health crisis, understanding the pandemic's impact on hunger and identify what we can do to support those who are facing food insecurity – many for the first time.
If the value of all goods and services produced by the Latino community in the U.S. were a standalone economy, it would be the 7th largest in the world. Today, there are 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., which contribute more than $700 billion to the economy annually, according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. These businesses have provided almost 2.7 million jobs to U.S. workers.
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.
Jenny Perez from The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation shares how to engage donors in a time of crisis
The ability to quickly adapt to change is a key aspect of running any successful organization. However, in times of crisis, that change can often come quicker than the organization and its stakeholders could imagine. Unfortunately, for nonprofit organizations and their beneficiaries, the COVID-19 global crisis has drastically changed the world. The need in our communities is greater. However, the opportunities for raising much needed funds have been hampered by social restrictions. So how does a nonprofit organization keep their donors engaged in times of crisis?
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.
Quality is at the heart of everything Herbalife Nutrition does. From sourcing the ingredients to the final package, their products go through numerous checks, including quality assurance, safety, science, regulatory, sensory, and label design. This is their Seed to Feed commitment to ensuring the highest quality and effectiveness of all Herbalife Nutrition products.
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.