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On World Food Day, Amway Ran a "Power of 5K" Virtual Race

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On World Food Day, Amway’s Nutrilite™ Power of 5K brought 50,000 runners and walkers from around the globe to fight childhood malnutrition.

Over 3 million children die each year as a result of malnutrition and those who survive are often challenged with health and development problems for the rest of their lives.

The Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign is designed to build awareness of childhood malnutrition, address the critical need for proper nutrition during the first 5 years of life and offer a way that everyone can help.

A Global Passion for Fighting Hunger

by Claudine Galloway
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Picture this: It was a brisk, sunny January day in Davos, Switzerland in 2007. Ken Powell, former CEO of General Mills, was attending the World Economic Forum when Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, challenged Powell and General Mills to help the world’s hungry.

Powell’s answer, ultimately, was to harness what we knew about food and connect with Africa’s small and growing food companies across Africa.

Our food knowledge is deep and wide, and includes solving technical problems, ensuring food safety and developing products.

Englewood Square Celebrates 1st Year: 'We Are Growing Something Good'

By Andrea V. Watson, DNAinfo
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ENGLEWOOD — Whole Foods and Englewood Square marked its first anniversary in Englewood Monday with a big celebration featuring the mayor, aldermen and local entrepreneurs.

“It’s a good day for me,” said Ald. Toni Foulkes (16th). “I’ve been walking these streets since I was seven.”

“I know that JoAnn is watching,” Foulkes said about the late Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), who had the vision for Englewood Square.  

Read the full article here.

In Keney Park, a 'Mobile Kitchen' Prepares to Roll Into Food Deserts

By Vinny Vella, Hartford Courant
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Herb Virgo’s vision arrived on four wheels, painted a yellow as bright as the future he hopes it’ll bring to the North End.

A Year in, Whole Foods' Englewood Project Still a Work in Progress

By Greg Trotter, Chicago Tribune
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Almost one year ago, the doors of Englewood’s Whole Foods Market swung open, the culmination of a bold plan to open an upscale grocery store in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.

No “mission accomplished” banner has yet been hoisted at 63rd and Halsted.

Local Organization Rolls Out a Mobile Kitchen in Efforts to Bring Health to Hartford

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HARTFORD – Eating healthy can be costly but not doing so can come at a cost to your health.

Since many in Hartford don’t have access to food, a local organization plans to bring it to the city’s poorest areas.

Hartford native Herb Virgo is the behind the plan to turn an old school bus into a kitchen on wheels, to bring cooking classes and healthy food to the food deserts of Hartford.

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Food Security and Sustainable Nutrition is Achievable, but We Cannot Do It Alone

By Helen Medina
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Global hunger is on the rise again affecting 11 percent of the population. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide. According to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report, approximately 200 million children aged under five are stunted or suffer from wasting. This is a challenge that business can help solve but innovate partners are required.

Students With Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Ideas Can Apply for Scholarships From the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Applications for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2017. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5Give5 to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Whole Kids Foundation® Launches Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, Raising Money for School Salad Bars, Gardens, and Beehives

$3M goal would fund 200 school salad bars, 500 school gardens and additional school food reform programs
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AUSTIN, Texas, October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - With its 2017 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, Whole Kids Foundation aims to raise $3 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. better access to fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as educational opportunities to learn about where their food comes from. The foundation’s goal would allow it to grant 200 school salad bars and 500 school gardens, as well as fund their healthy teachers program and honey beehive grant program this year.

Campus Dining for Spring Semester: RDs Share Tips on How to Navigate the Dining Hall

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For college students, meal plans eliminate the hassle of grocery shopping and mealtime preparation -- a real plus as assignments and tests pile up. With numerous options in campus dining, Aramark’s registered dietitians in colleges and universities share their best tips on how to maintain a balanced diet on a meal plan for a healthy start to the spring semester. Learn more here

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