Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center (GPHIC)
nutrition education for current participants, graduates and facilitators in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, and Philadelphia of Prime Time Sister Circles®, a culturally-competent intervention program designed for African American women ages 40-75.
National 4-H Council (4-H)
Educate 74,000 at-risk children and their families about nutritional choices and food security challenges by expanding nutrition education programming in 22 states.
Well-known dietitian and Cordon Bleu-certified chef Michelle Dudash has joined forces with Walmart to kick off National Nutrition Month and help raise awareness about the importance of school breakfast and nutrition education programs. Michelle offers unique insight and easy-to-follow tips that can help every family make nutritious eating choices.
"When it comes to eating healthy, knowing where to start can be the hardest part," said Michelle Dudash, who recently released the bestselling cookbook Clean Eating for Busy Families. "Nutrition education provides a foundation to understand what foods to buy and how to prepare meals that are part of a well-balanced diet. By following simple steps as you shop and cook, all families can come together every day to eat meals that are healthy, kid-friendly and delicious."
To learn more about Walmart's commitment to fighting hunger and nutrition education, visit: http://www.walmartfoundation.org.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Workforce Opportunity and Women's Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. To date, Walmart has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.
[i] USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Diet Quality of Low-Income and Higher Income Americans in 2003-04 as Measured by the Healthy Eating Index-2005. Nutrition Insight 42, December 2008.
[ii] Nutrition Education and Promotion: The Role of FNS in Helping Low-income Families Make Healthier Eating and Lifestyle Choices. (2010). U.S. Department of Agriculture Food & Nutrition Service.
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