The global nutrition company will provide meal replacement products and support senior housing facility Casa Iris’ nutritional program.
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of Herbalife’s (NYSE:HLF) commitment to nutrition at all stages of life, the company announced a new partnership with the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), the nation’s premier organization working with Hispanic older adults, their families and caregivers. Through this partnership, Herbalife will provide NHCOA with shakes, meal replacement bars, and protein bars worth $10,000 to offer to the residents of the organization’s senior housing facility, Casa Iris. The initiative in the Washington, DC area will last from April to December 2016. In addition, NHCOA will receive $15,000 to help fund Casa Iris’ Nutrition Program, which provides more than 75 facility residents and community members with access to nutritional education, awareness, meal services, and activities.
“Given the increased risk for chronic health conditions arising from hunger and malnourishment, NHCOA is excited to partner with Herbalife to ensure that the residents of Casa Iris have access to nutritious food and programming so they can age with dignity and in the best possible health.”
“Currently more than a quarter of seniors in the United States are hungry or at a nutritional risk,” said Dr. Yanira Cruz, NHCOA President and CEO. “Given the increased risk for chronic health conditions arising from hunger and malnourishment, NHCOA is excited to partner with Herbalife to ensure that the residents of Casa Iris have access to nutritious food and programming so they can age with dignity and in the best possible health.”
The partnership was announced during the launch of NHCOA’s Move, Exercise and Nourish: A Wellness Program at Casa Iris on April 14, 2016. Angela Arboleda, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, presented the first installment of product donations and spoke to the Casa Iris residents about nutrition. Attendees also sampled Herbalife shakes.
“Herbalife is deeply committed to turning the tide on poor nutrition in every age group,” said Angela Arboleda, Herbalife’s vice president for government and community affairs. “Through partnerships like these, we can bring Herbalife nutrition to people like the residents of Casa Iris who might not have access to nutritious foods, and raise awareness regarding the importance of maintaining healthy, active lifestyles.”
For more information regarding this partnership, please visit the NHCOA blog at http://www.nhcoa.org/blog/category/media-center/blog/.