Herbalife Nutrition’s Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative is helping take hunger to zero
Herbalife Nutrition is commemorating the first year of its Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative and sharing the results in advance of World Food Day. Nutrition for Zero Hunger is a global program that is aligned with the second United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal, which seeks to end hunger in all its forms by 2030 and to achieve food security and improved nutrition.
821 million people do not get enough to eat. As a global leader in nutrition, Herbalife Nutrition is helping tackle the global challenges of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition through their Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative. Herbalife Nutrition is working alongside organizations such as Feed the Children, The Hunger Project, Chinese Red Cross Foundation, National Hispanic Council on Aging, and Chrysalis – who are doing the work on the ground to help support access to nutritious foods while addressing systemic food insecurity, and malnutrition.
Herbalife Nutrition shares how they are helping taking hunger to zero
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Currently, two billion people worldwide do not have regular access to sufficient, nutritious food. In addition, the pandemic will add as many as 132 million more people to the total number of the world’s hungry in 2020 alone. Solutions to these mounting challenges are critical, including the need to promote access and behaviors for sustainable healthy diets, needs for education about healthy foods, and addressing how to adapt global food systems to meet these needs.
Herbalife Nutrition announced its partnership with the Sambhav Foundation to support the “Build it Better Program” for women & children across six cities in India over the next ten months. The initiative aims to build awareness about the importance of nutrition and menstrual hygiene, maternal healthcare & childcare among adolescent girls and community women through interactive sessions. The program’s goal is to reach 1,650 adolescent girls and 500 women in each city.
Herbalife Nutrition discusses global hunger and steps we can take to reduce hunger
One of our most basic human needs is to feel safe and secure. Nearly three billion individuals can not afford a healthy diet and 1 in 10 individuals are experiencing severe food insecurity. We are experiencing a threat to our food security through the impact of decreasing access to nutritious food. After decades of steady decline, world hunger has slowly been on the rise since 2015. Today, two billion people worldwide do not have regular access to sufficient, nutritious food, according to the United Nation’s State of Food Insecurity 2020 (SOFI) report.
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.