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Aramark and American Heart Association Teach Philadelphia Moms Healthy Shopping Tips as part of Educational Series on Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The grocery store tour is part of a 12-week program, Healthy for Life, by Aramark and the AHA, devoted to teaching simple strategies for families in underserved communities to change their eating behaviors and lead healthier lifestyles.
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Local moms from Episcopal Community Services in Philadelphia recently visited a grocery store in their neighborhood to participate in a healthy eating class led by an Aramark registered dietitian. On the tour, the dietitian taught participants tips for navigating the grocery store and shopping smarter, including planning meals in advance, always having a list and budget before going into the store, and buying items in bulk to freeze for future meal planning.

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.

Subaru of America Celebrates 13 Years as Title Sponsor of the 2016 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in Philadelphia

Subaru Continues Title Sponsorship of Japanese Cultural Festival
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CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. has renewed its sponsorship of the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival for the 13th year, presented alongside the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP). The festival, which commemorates Japan’s gift of 1,600 blossoming trees to the City of Philadelphia as a gesture of friendship in 1926, will take place April 11 though April 17, 2016.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Cole Hamels

The Hamels Foundation keeps extending its educational outreach
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Cole Hamels hasn’t added an inch to his 6-foot-4 frame but his reach through The Hamels Foundation keeps extending its educational mission.

Hamels and his wife Heidi established their charity in 2009 while he was pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies. Six years later, The Hamels Foundation has provided more than $1 million in grants to Philadelphia area schools. Not surprisingly, The Hamels Foundation motto is, “Education is the Answer.”

David L. Cohen: The Cruel Irony of the 'Digital Divide' and how it's Hurting Philadelphia

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For more than a decade, there has been a national debate about how to close the digital divide: the gap between those who are connected to high-speed Internet at home and those who are not. The issue not only has a profound impact on individual families, but also on our region's business owners, economy builders, and employers.

Volunteers Impact 500,000 on Global Aramark Building Community Day

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Nearly 8,000 Aramark employees touched the lives of half a million individuals and families in 15 countries during Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day) in September. Associates participated in more than 300 projects that inspired families to lead healthier lives and helped youth and adults gain job skills. 

700 Freshmen at George Washington High School Make Commitment to Complete in 4 Years at ‘Reverse Graduation’

Aramark to match commitment by helping to grow the hospitality workforce pipeline and exposing students to future careers
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In 1970, a joint report from Princeton University and the Brookings Institution found that there were 3% fewer tenth graders than ninth graders; and by 2014, that share had risen to 18%. Ninth grade has increasingly become a “bottleneck” for students; as such, George Washington High School in Northeast Philadelphia called on its 700 freshmen to make a public commitment to themselves, their families, and their communities, to graduate in four years. George Washington hosted its ‘Reverse Graduation’ for 9th graders Oct.

BJ's Wholesale Club Kicks Off Diaper Need Awareness Week

BJ's in Philadelphia provides donation to The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank
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BJ's Wholesale Club is showing support during Diaper Need Awareness Week to help draw attention to the 1 in 3 American families struggling with not having enough diapers for their baby. Throughout the week, September 28 – October 4, various BJ's Clubs will provide donations to local diaper banks.

The BJ's in Philadelphia kicked off Diaper Need Awareness Week with a donation presentation to The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank. The diaper bank received a $1,700 BJ's gift card to purchase diapers for local families in need.

Aramark Building Community Philadelphia Volunteers Demonstrate Passion for Service

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Today, in communities around the world, thousands of Aramark employees are inspiring families to lead healthier lives and empowering youth and adults to obtain valuable job skills during Aramark Building Community Day.  

At Aramark offices across the Philadelphia, hundreds of additional volunteers assembled thousands of Healthy For Life® meal kits and delivered them to Congreso to provide families with a simple and easy-to-prepare nutritious meal. 

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