Let’s face it—hunger and malnutrition have taken a toll on the world population. Thousands of people can’t afford a meal a day, translating to a poor diet, which eventually leads to malnutrition.
If estimates by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations are anything to go by, about two billion people could be undernourished by 2050. Shocking, right? A lack of enough nutritious food is the leading cause of obesity, mental, and developmental disorders.
Herbalife Nutrition’s new initiative, Nutrition for Zero Hunger, works towards zero malnutrition, undernutrition, obesity, and micronutrient deficiency by 2030. They’ve pledged $2 million in the next three years towards this.
1. Global Partnerships
Herbalife Nutrition has partnered with a global network of non-profit organizations that advocate for the eradication of children’s hunger worldwide. Partnerships with such NGOs reflect the company’s commitment toward improving access to quality food and nutrition.
Funds and in-kind donations help support programs that provide food assistance to families in the U.S. and other international countries, supporting millions of people each year.
2. Product Donation
Herbalife Nutrition has 40 years of experience in matters of nutrition, providing health and science-backed nutritional products to support a healthy population.
Nutrient density (the number of nutrients per calorie) is a critical factor to consider when donating nutritious products. For instance, food items with calories that are saturated with sugar and fats only provide lower nutritional value as compared to foods with calories containing additional nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
The meal replacement shakes, and other Herbalife Nutrition products, all meet nutrient density requirement, providing up to 21 vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
3. Raising Awareness
Through the Nutrition for Zero Hunger campaign, Herbalife Nutrition partners with the media, leaders, and the general public to reach millions of people annually, urging them to join in the fight to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. The organization is also using social media. With the #NutritionForZeroHunger, Herbalife Nutrition is raising awareness with people around the globe.
4. Women Empowerment
Because of such factors as gender inequality and culture, women are often impacted by hunger and malnutrition.
Herbalife Nutrition has been focusing on providing solutions to these factors by providing resources, sensitization, and empowerment to reduce food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition.
5. Nutrition Education
Education is a critical tool in advocating good health, nutrition, and a good lifestyle. Herbalife Nutrition partners with dietitians and nutritionists worldwide to develop and distribute tools to enable people to make healthy choices.
The organization partners with other stakeholders to distribute resources that foster nutrition education among people of different gender, age, and geographical learning.
Since its inception, Herbalife Nutrition has committed to improving the lives of the world population by providing proper nutrition. The Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative has helped to achieve this goal, and through the various programs supported by the initiative, the world might hit the zero hunger mark sooner than we all ever imagined.