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Partnership for a Healthier America Announces Sustaining Partner Program

New option allows more companies to cultivate healthier environments for America’s next generation


Chicago, Ill.— The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with corporate America to ensure all families have access to nutritious foods and increased opportunities for physical activity, announced today its new Sustaining Partners program.

The PHA Sustaining Partner program recognizes an elite group of companies fully committed to building a healthier America and accelerating progress. Many have already made significant business changes or investments to provide healthier options for Americans and choose to sustain PHA’s work through active engagement, thought leadership, and financial support.

“PHA could never accomplish its goal that all children live healthier lives, growing up to be adults free from the chronic health conditions, without the help of its diverse group of public and private partner organizations,” said Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America. “Our Sustaining Partner program is yet another opportunity for companies and organizations to join our movement and become part of the PHA family.”

Sustaining Partners provide financial support at the Gold, Silver and Bronze level. Following are the Gold, Silver and Bronze-level Sustaining Partners announced today at the Accelerating a Healthier Future Summit:

GOLD

Coleman Fung Foundation is a Foundation established in 2006 to support education, social, and veteran’s based initiatives. In partnership with Blue Goji, a wellness technology company, the Foundation works to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income children in America.

NIKE, Inc. is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. It believes in the power of sport to unleash human potential and build community. Together with community partners and employees around the world, Nike is getting more than 16 million kids playing, running and jumping their way to a brighter future.

SILVER

Columbia Sportswear Company has assembled a portfolio of brands for active lives, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company’s brands are today sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear®, SOREL® and prAna® brands.

Sodexo North America is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. Since 1996, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.

Solutran is a leading national payments processor with state-of-the-art Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) technology and has a long-standing reputation for excellence in customer service for high-volume payment transactions. Since 1982, Solutran has provided customized payment solutions including check depository processing, WIC and SNAP payment processing, and private sector EBT Healthy Savings®.

BRONZE

Aloha Petroleum is one of the largest gasoline marketers and convenience store operators in Hawaii, with a history that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs more than 800 Hawaii residents and markets through approximately 100 Shell, Aloha, and Mahalo branded fueling stations and 50 Aloha Island Mart s, four Menehune Food Marts, three Subways, and five Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the state.

Llex Fitness is on a mission to inspire and enable leaders in the world to be more and do more through health and fitness. Founded in San Bernadino, CA in 2015, Llex Fitness specializes in holistic personal training and custom corporate wellness solutions for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle while making a great contribution in the world.

The USA BMX Foundation is committed to creating a passion for education and sport through cycling. Founded in 2005 by the American Bicycle Association, the Foundation’s goals are to promote an active and healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and nutritional education, reinforce the importance of STEM in our daily lives, and foster a lifelong love of cycling.

To learn more about the Sustaining Partner program, contact James Faison, Vice President of Business Development, at mfaison@ahealthieramerica.org.

About Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) PHA’s mission is to leverage the power of the private sector to bring lasting systemic changes that improve the food supply, increase healthy choices, increase physical activity and contribute to a culture of health. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with—but independent from—Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA identifies, accelerates and celebrates voluntary business practices that improve or increase choice or lead to new norms and behavior around food and physical activity. For more information about PHA, please visit www.aHealthierAmerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.


CONTACT
Toni Carey, Partnership for a Healthier America
201.323.4360
tcarey@ahealthieramerica.org