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Herbalife Nutrition Foundation to Support

Herbalife Nutrition Foundation to Support

Life Education New Zealand’s Nutrition Education Program

New Zealand, November 1, 2018 – The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) has announced that it is making a donation to support Life Education New Zealand’s nutritional education program for students via a new teaching resource named ‘Harold’s Food Analyser App’.

The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation will provide Life Education New Zealand with a grant, which will enable the program to further develop the ‘Harold’s Food Analyser App.’ The App is designed to allow students to plan meals, explore different cultures, analyse the nutritional benefits that our bodies receive from various foods, and understand nutritional values. It will be used by more than 40,000 children in mobile classrooms over the next 12 months, providing an interactive experience and allowing teachers to utilise the technology in their classrooms, and encourage online use at home.

Shobie King, Herbalife Nutrition’s vice president/sub-regional general manager, Southeast Asia, highlighted that due to increasingly high rates of child obesity in New Zealand, as reflected in the New Zealand Government Health Survey 2016/17, around 1 in 8 children aged 2–14 years were obese (12%) and a further 21% were overweight. Children throughout the whole country are vulnerable to developing a range of health issues.

“This makes the App especially timely, and important,” said Shobie. “We are so proud that our contribution to Life Education New Zealand will contribute to helping New Zealand’s growing child obesity issue, and allow the organisation to continue their vital health and nutrition related educational programs. At Herbalife Nutrition, we aim to make the world a healthier and happier place through supporting organisations such as Life Education New Zealand.”

John O’Connell, Life Education New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, is thrilled to receive the donation from the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation to enable the organisation to continue to develop their program and resources for teachers and children.

“Child obesity doesn’t just impact on physical health but children’s mental health and wellbeing, education achievement, and ultimately their chance to achieve their full potential,” said John.

Life Education New Zealand is a charity that educates and empowers children to make healthy choices so they can live full and healthy lives. Every year they teach more than 250,000 children about their body, friendships, their identity, food and nutrition and helpful and harmful substances.

The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation is a not for profit organization which establishes partnerships locally and globally to bring good nutrition and nutrition education to children in need through financial and volunteer support. Life Education New Zealand will be the first New Zealand organisation and the sixth in Australasia to reap the benefits of HNF.

As well as Life Education New Zealand, Herbalife Nutrition Foundation currently also supports Power Community Limited in South Australia, The Infants’ Home in New South Wales, Lighthouse Foundation in Victoria, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation in Western Australia and Sunshine Butterflies in Queensland.
*Source: https://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/health-statistics-and-data-sets/obesity-statistics


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About Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries.
Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.

Herbalife Nutrition has approximately 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

Herbalife Nutrition also encourages investors to visit its investor relations website at ir.herbalife.com as financial and other information is updated and new information is posted.

About Herbalife Nutrition Foundation
Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) is a 501c (3), non-profit corporation dedicated to improving children's lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable children. HNF supports more than 130 Casa Herbalife programs in over 50 countries globally and serves the daily nutritional needs of tens of thousands of children around the world through annual grants to NGOs and charities that cater to vulnerable children. Additionally, HNF often supports relief efforts in response to natural disasters. For more information, visit www.herbalifenutritionfoundation.org


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