By The Nation
Herbalife Nutrition today announced the launch of the “Nutrition for Zero Hunger” global initiative, pledging US$2 million to help end world hunger, ensure people have access to good nutrition and address rising obesity.
The initiative, with the assistance of non-profit partners, will focus on providing access to healthy foods, improving nutrition education, identifying sustainable food resources and raising awareness of the global crisis.
The Company also announced its partnership with Feed the Children, a non-profit organization committed to defeating childhood hunger worldwide. Feed the Children has designated September as Defeat Hunger Month and as a lead partner of Nutrition for Zero Hunger, Herbalife Nutrition will support their programmes to help end hunger around the world.
“The Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative addresses key pandemic problems and through our work with our partners, like Feed the Children, we hope to build a world where everyone has access to quality food and nutrition,” said Alan Hoffman, the company’s executive vice president for global corporate affairs.
In addition to supporting strategic partnerships, Nutrition for Zero Hunger aligns with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal 2, which calls for bold action to end hunger in all its forms by 2030, as well as solutions to achieve food security and improve nutrition worldwide. Through the US$2 million pledge, the Company will:
• Partner with organizations addressing hunger, food security and malnutrition
• Provide in-kind donations of nutritious food and nutrition products to vulnerable people
• Deliver resources to support nutrition education
• Engage and educate communities globally through integrated campaigns
Hoffman added, “We have seen how healthy nutrition impacts people’s lives, and we are committed to supporting this critical need to vulnerable populations all around the world.”