How Nutrition for Zero Hunger Is Working Toward Zero Empty Plates

Currently, two billion people worldwide do not have regular access to sufficient, nutritious food. According to the United Nations’ State of Food Insecurity 2020 Report, rates of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition are rising. In the past five years, nearly 60 million more people have become food insecure.

In addition, the global pandemic has escalated the impact further, leaving many communities vulnerable to hunger. The pandemic will add as many as 132 million more people to the total number of the world’s hungry in 2020 alone. Solutions to these mounting challenges are critical, including the need to promote access and behaviors for sustainable healthy diets, needs for education about healthy foods, and addressing how to adapt global food systems to meet these needs.

Nutrition for Zero Hunger: Purpose Built on 40 Years of Good Nutrition

As a global leader in nutrition, Herbalife Nutrition’s 40 years of developing and delivering world-class quality, nutrient-dense products to 94 countries around the world have provided insight into the overwhelming needs for accessible, convenient sources of good nutrition. In addition, our network of independent distributors support millions of customers worldwide with education and coaching for improved nutrition and healthy, active lifestyle habits. Providing personalized support is an essential part of developing lasting behavior changes.

As a result, we have seen the power of good nutrition to transform communities and this impact was the driving force behind the creation of our Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative. Through this global corporate social responsibility program, we are committed to helping end hunger by working alongside leading nonprofit partners to tackle mounting challenges of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. Without considering nutrition as an essential requirement, we will never be able to end hunger.

Nutrition for Zero Hunger Partners Reaching Millions Worldwide

Through our Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative (NFZH) Herbalife Nutrition partners with organizations aligned in achieving Zero Hunger to support the needs of communities vulnerable to the impacts of the triple burden of hunger.

We’re working alongside organizations such as Feed the Children, The Hunger Project, Chinese Red Cross Foundation, National Hispanic Council on Aging, and Chrysalis – who are doing the work on the ground to help support access to nutritious foods while addressing systemic food insecurity, and malnutrition. Our partnership and nutrition expertise expands their reach and overall impact.

Through Nutrition for Zero Hunger, we have partnered with 10 leading organizations who are supporting more than 114 million people in over 120 countries worldwide. Ongoing collaboration with nonprofit partners emphasizes our leadership in nutrition, not only through our contributions, but through alignment around nutrition capacity building, education, and training needs and opportunities to mobilize our global community.

Nutrition for Zero Hunger Driving Impact for Those in Need

Since the launch of Nutrition for Zero Hunger, our strategic partnerships have provided vital resources to vulnerable communities as well as to those in need, which include:

In addition, Herbalife Nutrition has responded to the rising needs of communities around the world through dedicated disaster and crisis relief response with food and product donations.

The Many Faces of Hunger: How Nutrition for Zero Hunger Partners Address the Triple Burden

Hunger is not a one-size-fits-all problem. Hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition are driven by complex factors which vary from community to community and country to country. To address these needs, we partner with organizations who support those most vulnerable to hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Here’s how our Nutrition for Zero Hunger partners are supporting their communities for improved, sustainable access to healthy foods, supporting nutrition education programs, and carving a path to take hunger to zero.

Travis Arnold - Feed the Children

Feed the Children

Feed the Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting global hunger. Their work supports families and communities by providing food assistance and resources to help achieve stable lives both in the U.S. and internationally in 10 countries. In 2019, Feed the Children distributed 78 million pounds of food and essential items, and supported education initiatives which reached more than 1 million students by providing school supplies, books, and nutritious school meals. Their work supports 6.3 million people globally.

Jenna Recuber - The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project is a global, nonprofit organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Their work is focused directly on local communities, building self-reliance at the grassroots level to empower women as key change agents and to forge effective partnerships with local governments. Across the globe, The Hunger Project’s education, agriculture, health, and microfinance programs impact people with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to break the cycle of poverty and achieve a sustainable end to hunger. Their work reaches more than 16,000,000 people in 24,000 rural communities worldwide.

Mark Loranger - Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing resources and career development support to find and retain employment.  In Los Angeles, those experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to hunger and food insecurity, even more so due to the effects of the pandemic. Chrysalis’ response through food donations and meal programs have helped mitigate the impacts of food insecurity on the community. Through our partnership, the organization provides nutrition and hydration products to program recipients.

Yanira Cruz - NHCOA

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

The National Hispanic Council on Aging is a leading organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle can greatly impact health, but education can often be a challenge for those who may not know how to get started or who are overwhelmed by conflicting information. In addition, traditionally underserved communities can have limited access to user-friendly information. Barriers including geography, language, age, and technology can impact one’s ability to adapt or change health and nutrition behaviors. This is particularly true for both the Latino community in the U.S. and for older adults. Through our partnership, NHCOA provides nutrition, health, and fitness education classes to their community as well as provide convenient sources of good nutrition through direct donations of Herbalife Nutrition product.

Jia Xin - Chinese Red Cross Foundation

Chinese Red Cross Foundation

The Chinese Red Cross Foundation is a leading public fundraising organization under the Chinese Red Cross Society, focusing on medical-aid, life and health protection, livelihood improvement, and promoting the peace and development of the world. Through our partnership, CRCF is able to provide nutrition and health education to rural doctors in poverty-stricken areas, often without any formal access to healthcare or sustainable nutrition. Through our Rural Doctors Online Training Program, high-quality learning opportunities increase access at the grass-roots level to help train rural medical workers and improve nutrition and overall public health for communities across China.

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Join the Community of #NutritionForZeroHunger Champions

Although we have seen Nutrition for Zero Hunger make an impact in the global community, we have a long way to go to truly end hunger. We are committed to our partnerships and program development to scale solutions to bring hunger to zero.

Help us raise awareness about the rising need to address hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition by joining the conversation on social media. This World Food Day, Friday, October 16, our global community will be sharing facts and information about global hunger and why we need to address this critical issue from every angle. Join the conversation by posting on social media using #NutritionforZeroHunger and #WorldFoodDay. Follow us @Herbalife on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on Nutrition for Zero Hunger and how you can get involved.

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Alan Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs

Alan HoffmanExecutive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs

Alan Hoffman has more than 25 years of public policy, communications, and government experience, having served as senior vice president for global public policy at PepsiCo, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States. He holds a Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Administration from USC.