The company announced its plans at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 meeting to collaborate with the non-profit Coalition for a Healthier Generation to help millions of students improve their physical, mental, social and emotional health through the Feeding Families Through Feeding Schools program.
Walnut Creek, California.And the September 21 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Del Monte Foods, Inc. is committed to 5 million dollars over the next ten years to nurture the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of young people and communities across the United States. This commitment supports the Company’s Growers of Good™ purpose to grow a healthier, more optimistic tomorrow by making nutritious foods more accessible to everyone.
In addition to supporting a variety of organizations focused on the health and wellness of young people and communities, Del Monte Foods has announced plans to collaborate with a non-profit organization Alliance for a Healthier Generation (A healthier generation) to reach 7.5 million students and their families by signing up “School feeding program for families. The partnership was announced at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City Earlier this week, he seeks to improve health equity and redefine holistic health and wellness in United State With direct family and direct support to the school to increase access to food and nutrition.
By mobilizing K-12 schools as important vectors of change, particularly in under-resourced communities, the program aims to help students and their families improve their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being through nutritional education, resources, and content. Del Monte Foods and Healthier Generation will work together to ensure that 75% of students and families reached are Black, Indigenous and Colored.
“Nutritious food makes us feel better – it nourishes our body brains and our social health – yet there is a huge gap today in who can get good, healthy food,” he said. Greg Longstreet, president and CEO of Del Monte Foods. “At Del Monte Foods, we are excited to collaborate with Healthier Generation to provide family education and nutrition resources in schools as an evidence-based approach to improving the overall health of our youth.”
Kathy HigginsCEO of Healthier Generation, added: “There is a growing need for more resources to support family nutrition amid the staggering effects of historical health inequalities. Recognizing that schools are where many children can access such support, this vital collaboration with Del Monte Foods will equip schools and families with the tools to fully improve child health for current and future generations.”
Together through the “Feeding Families with School Feeding” programAnd the“Del Monte Foods and Healthier Generation will positively impact the overall health of students and families through education and resources that improve and increase:
- Getting food and nutrition
- Social and emotional learning skills
- Bonding and positive relationships between children and the adults who support them, including parents/caregivers and school staff
- Staff awareness and training to support students who are experiencing or experiencing trauma and difficult situations
Learn more about Del Monte Foods’ commitment to benefit people, communities and the planet Sustainability Report.
About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a leading children’s health organization working to promote equitable, whole health. Driven by our passion to ensure that every mind, every body, and every young person is healthy and ready for success, our work has reached more than 31 million young people across the country. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded in 2005 as a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA). To learn more and help make a difference, visitHealthierGeneration.orgAnd join usFacebook And theTwitter.
About the Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) brings together global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI works with partners to drive business through its unique model. Rather than direct project execution, CGI facilitates work by helping members connect, collaborate, and develop commitments to work – new, specific and measurable plans that address global challenges. Through CGI, the community has made more than 3,700 commitments to action that have made a difference in the lives of more than 435 million people in more than 180 countries.
About Del Monte Foods For more than 135 years, Del Monte Foods, Inc. has been Driven by our mission to nourish families with the goodness of the earth. As the original plant-based food company, we’re always innovating to make nutritious and delicious foods accessible to consumers across our portfolio of beloved brands, including Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, S&W® and Joyba™. We believe that everyone deserves great food they can feel good about, which is why we grow and produce our products using sustainable, earth-friendly practices for a healthier tomorrow.
Del Monte Foods, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited (Bloomberg: DELM SP, DELM PM) and is not affiliated with some other Del Monte companies around the world, including Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. For more information about Del Monte Foods and our products, please visit www.delmontefoods.comor www.delmonte.com
Source: Del Monte Foods, Inc.
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