Our commitment: Promote healthy diets and lifestyles, including physical activity
By 2017 – Engage in Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs to promote healthy diets and physical activity, reaching 50,000 kids in hundreds of clubs.
By 2017 – Expand Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives to reach 200,000 students.
At Nestlé, promoting healthier lifestyles starts with leading by example. We have worked with many partners to promote healthy lifestyles and to address childhood obesity in the United States, and we are committed to being part of the solution.
As part of our ongoing commitment to creating a healthier young generation, in 2015 we announced a three-year partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Through the partnership, we are sponsoring a biannual National Fitness Competition to inspire kids to achieve tangible short-term fitness goals. The National Fitness Competition launched in spring 2015 with 20 pilot clubs and expanded to 100 clubs before the end of the year. By 2017, the competition is expected to reach 500 clubs, engaging a total of more than 50,000 young people. In keeping with Nestlé’s emphasis on community volunteerism, the program also includes an emphasis on employee engagement.
We have continued our work in nutrition education at the community level, including a partnership with National Education Association (NEA) Healthy Futures to provide an unbranded nutrition curriculum to K–6 educators and students and the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Early Childhood Nutrition programs in collaboration with the cities of Newark, New Jersey, and Birmingham, Alabama. In 2015, our Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives program, created by Nestlé USA in partnership with the NEA, distributed more than 4,500 Teacher’s Guides reaching nearly 150,000 students across the country and 6,700 Family Guides produced in both English and Spanish. Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives is part of the Nestlé Healthy Kids Global Program, a larger global commitment by Nestlé to create shared value by increasing Nutrition, Health and Wellness awareness among school-age children.
Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives