Dannon, Del Monte and Kwik Trip Join Partnership for a Healthier America to Offer Healthier Choices

 Dannon, Del Monte and Kwik Trip Join Partnership for a Healthier America to
                           Offer Healthier Choices

On Day Two of PHA's annual Summit, three groups announce new commitments aimed
at ending the childhood obesity epidemic

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Today, during the second day of the
Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)'s Building a Healthier Future
Summit, Dannon, Del Monte and Kwik Trip announced new commitments to make
healthier choices more accessible and affordable for busy parents and
families. PHA, which is hosting the summit, works with the private sector and
PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the nation's childhood
obesity crisis.

"Innovation has always proven critical when exploring solutions to our
nation's health, and the commitments made by Dannon, Del Monte and Kwik Trip
are examples of how the private sector can transform and innovate to address
the needs of society," said Larry Soler, President and CEO of Partnership for
a Healthier America. "Each year we are getting closer to our goal to build a
healthier nation and solve the childhood obesity crisis. And that is because
of the leadership from organizations such as Dannon, Del Monte and Kwik Trip,
as well as Sodexo, Nutri Ventures, Knowledge Universe, FirstBIKE, UnityPoint
Health-Trinity, Eskenazi Health, Meridian and St. Luke's Hospital, which
announced their commitments yesterday."

Dannon, the nation's leading producer of yogurt, committed to improving
nutrient density and reducing sugar and fat in its yogurt products. Dannon
will also invest in education and research focused on healthy eating habits.

Del Monte Foods, Inc., one of the country's largest producers, distributors
and marketers of premium quality, branded food products for the U.S. retail
market, committed to improving the nutrient density of what it sells through
marketing and new product innovation. It also is donating more fruit and
vegetable products to anti-hunger efforts.

Kwik Trip, a family-owned business that runs more than 400 convenience stores
and other outlets in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, committed to improving
healthier food access and implementing a new EATSmart program and other
policies that promote healthy habits among consumers. Kwik Trip will also
start a Healthy Concessions Program that allows organizations to purchase
healthier items at discounted prices to use in their fundraising efforts.

For more information about specific commitment elements, visit
ahealthieramerica.org

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the
private sector to ensure the health of our nation's youth by solving the
childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but
independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! effort. PHA is a
nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation's most
respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public,
private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop
strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that
commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased third parties
to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For
more information about PHA, please visit www.aHealthierAmerica.organd follow
PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.

SOURCE Partnership for a Healthier America

Website: http://www.ahealthieramerica.org
Contact: Ashley Huggins, Ashley.Huggins@edelman.com, (202) 326-1835
 
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