Investing in Children’s Nutrition: How You Can Make a Difference

Boundless opportunities for every child: that is what we strive for at the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF). Like many nonprofits, however, our partners have faced many challenges this year due to COVID-19.

The organizations that make up our Casa Herbalife Nutrition program – through which we leverage local initiatives and partner with existing charities to provide healthy meals and nutrition education to children and families around the world – showed incredible resilience to continue their work during these times of uncertainty.

Through our partners’ hard work and the support of our committed distributors, this year we were able to serve 219,455 children in over 161 Casas Herbalife Nutrition across 57 countries around the world.

A couple of stories come to mind and warm my heart, and I’d like to share them with you.

Stories from Casas Herbalife Nutrition

Bombom is an 8-year-old kid and second-grade student at SDN 5 Besakih elementary school in Bali. Bombom has to walk about 1.5 kilometers to go to school every day. Because of this, he used to skip breakfast and rarely had any sources of protein, such as milk, beef, or pork.

The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation partnered with the Bali Caring Community Foundation to create the Breakfast Assistance Program, which helped provide healthy and nutritious meals to students regularly.

Bombom_HNF

Today, Bombom excels in both academics and sports, which speaks to the change that having regular, nourishing meals can have on a child.

There is also Camila, a 3-year-old girl who went to Una Nueva Esperanza, a Casa Herbalife Nutrition in Mexico, which supports exclusively low-income families whose children were diagnosed with cancer. Here, Camila is receiving the proper nutrition for her leukemia while getting chemotherapy treatment to gradually improve her health and wellbeing.

Camila from a Casa Herbalife Nutrition

And then there is Juan Carlos, who was introduced to Fundación Arco Iris, a Casa Herbalife Nutrition in Bolivia. This organization gives children access to basic needs, such as a bed, food, clothing, and education. With their support, Juan Carlos now enjoys three healthy meals a day and has a lot of energy to play and study.

Juan Carlos from a Casa Herbalife Nutrition

All of this is possible thanks to the generosity of donors who contribute to HNF each year. This year, we’re launching a new edition of our traditional Year-End Giving Campaign.

The Importance of Giving Back

The rates of global hunger, acute food insecurity and malnutrition are rising and pose some of the largest risks to health. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations estimates there could be two billion undernourished people by 2050. In addition, food insecurity – a lack of consistent access to enough, nutritious food – contributes to rates of overweight and obesity, as well as malnutrition and developmental disorders.

Children are especially vulnerable to these problems. Chronic under nutrition in early life is linked to reduced schooling, poorer cognitive skills, lower earnings and a higher likelihood of living in poverty. The Casa Herbalife Nutrition program aims to improve the lives of children in need by partnering with existing charities to provide healthy meals and nutrition education to children around the world.

How You Can Support and Give Back

Every year, HNF launches the Year-End Giving campaign during the holiday season. This year, you have an opportunity to become an HNF Hero and create a peer-to-peer fundraiser for the region of your choice through December 31, 2020 (the “Campaign Period”).

And even better, your donation* will be matched dollar-to-dollar by Herbalife Nutrition, up to USD $250,000. You can help make a big impact on the lives of children this holiday season. By providing grants to over 161 Casas Herbalife Nutrition across 57 countries, HNF has ensured that children around the globe can rely on receiving healthy meals and nutrition education.

Become an HNF Hero and create your fundraiser here.

Join others around the globe and help us provide kids with the nourishment, care, and education they need to thrive and develop their full potential. On behalf of the children we support, thank you for helping us make a difference in their lives.

* The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation. US EIN51-0523266. Donations may be tax-deductible under U.S and state law. If you have any questions, please send an email to herbalifenutritionfoundation@herbalife.com