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Helping Youth Build a Healthier East Durham Community With EDCI and GSK

Press Release

October 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30am – 1:30pm, East Durham youth and their families will kick off another healthy school year with the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI)’s Youth Leadership Council.

Malnutrition Mapping Project Featured by Harvard Kennedy School

Partnership between Amway and GAIN spotlighted
Press Release

ADA, Mich., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Malnutrition Mapping Project, a joint effort by Amway and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), is now featured in a Business Partnership Case Study by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Sodexo Announces Integrated Contract Awards from Vizient, Inc.

Press Release

GAITHERSBERG, Md., October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, world leader of Quality of Life services, announced today it has been awarded integrated contracts with Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country for managed hospital services.  The agreements offer Vizient members enhanced value for Food Services, Environmental Services, Facilities Management and Clinical Technology Management, and incorporates enhanced analytics and resources designed t

GSK Supports Healthy Eating After-School with Vetri Cooking Lab

Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Yesterday, GSK Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Daniel Troy, announced a $440,000 grant to Vetri Community Partnership, alongside Founder Chef Marc Vetri and CEO Marlene Olshan, at Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Public School in North Philly.

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
Blog

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
Article

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
Article

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
Article

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.

Read the full story here

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