Birds Eye®, a PHA partner and leading producer of fresh frozen vegetables, will be the Premier Sponsor of the 2014 Building a Healthier Future Summit. With an eye on collaboration, Birds Eye® is committed to helping kids like vegetables for life, one bite at a time. Through new products, programs and partnerships Birds Eye is helping families increase veggie consumption and improve childhood nutrition. Birds Eye® brings fresh harvested goodness from the field to freezer with more than 40 unique vegetable varieties offered and a family-friendly recipe library that helps kids develop positive eating habits. As a PHA partner, Birds Eye® is seeking like-minded organizations to collaborate on innovative partnerships to make healthy eating and veggies cool to kids.
Novo Nordisk, the world’s leader in delivering innovative diabetes medicines, will be the National Sponsor of the Building a Healthier Future Summit. With a more than 90-year legacy in striving to defeat diabetes, Novo Nordisk also aims to raise awareness in the critical areas of diabetes prevention, detection and treatment across the generations as an active participant in discussing and creating solutions that improve overall health.
Time, Inc is the 2014 Building a Healthier Future Summit Media Sponsor. Every month, more than 130 million people read Time, Inc publications. Through magazines like Cooking Light and Fortune, the company is committed to helping shine a spotlight on the childhood obesity epidemic as well as on the innovative work that so many people are doing in this space.
BOKS, an initiative of Reebok and the Reebok Foundation, is a before-school physical activity program aimed to get elementary school children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning. Dr. Ratey states in his book Spark that, “exercise is the single most powerful tool we have to optimize the function of our brains.” This was Kathleen Tullie’s inspiration to take physical activity for kids to the next level. Launched in 2009, BOKS provides a completely FREE robust curriculum to empower the community and help the youth of this generation embrace healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and life. In 2011 Bright Horizons joined forces with The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to further its work to instill healthy habits in the more than 70,000 children it serves every day. Bright Horizons was PHA’s first child care partner and is proud to provide onsite child care for the children of attendees at this year’s Summit. During the conference, Bright Horizons will have a child care “center” on-site and Bright Horizons teachers will offer care and engaging activities for children 2 1/2 through 12 years of age.
Brita transforms water from any tap into cleaner, clearer, great tasting water. The Brita pitchers, on-the-go bottles and faucet mount systems remove the impurities, including chlorine, that can leave a bad odor or taste in water. The result is nothing but great tasting water. Brita supports the Drink Up campaign and its efforts to encourage America to drink more water. And, through its Filter for Good program, Brita has encouraged millions of Americans to ditch single serve plastic bottles and opt for a more sustainable way to drink water. Learn more about Brita at Brita.com
Knowledge Universe believes that the power of education changes lives. Every day more than 130,000 of children take their first steps, learn to read and prepare for school through our early childhood and school-age programs. The Knowledge Universe® family of companies includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, and Champions®, where more than 31,000 people help children grow and learn in nurturing and safe environments. We serve 27 million healthy meals and snacks each year and are committed to helping families and children live healthier lives. Visit the Knowledge Universe PHA Summit photo booth, where you can choose and share a simple goal for better health and learn more about our commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America.
Morrison Healthcare is a leading national food and nutrition services company that exclusively serves more than 600 hospitals and health systems. Its hospital cafés feature socially responsible practices and exceptional guest experiences. The company’s Mindful ChoicesSM platform includes the latest in healthful eating and an understanding of behavioral change in food consumption. Morrison’s alignment with PHA impacts up to 41 million patients and 500 million hospital meals annually. The Atlanta-based company is one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2013”. Morrison is a division of Compass Group and has more than 1,300 registered dietitians, 450 executive chefs and 19,000 professional food service associates. www.morrisonhealthcare.com
Walmart continues to make meaningful progress on the company’s five healthier food commitments announced with First Lady Michelle Obama. From the day we stood with the First Lady at a community center in Washington and said that no family should have to choose between food that is good for them and food they can afford, this work has been a true company priority. We are reducing sodium and sugar in food, putting more stores in food deserts, increasing support for nutrition education programs, and saving customers more than $1 billion annually on fruits and vegetables. We are also pleased that our Great for You icon is now on products in stores. Walmart remains proud to have been a partner with Mrs. Obama and PHA in making it easier for all families to shop and eat healthier.
WAT-AAH!, a premium line of functional water free of sugar, artificial flavors or colors, was founded in 2008 by Rose Cameron, CEO/founder, after learning an alarming fact that today’s generation of kids are predicted to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents largely due to childhood obesity. Inspired by her sons and Cameron’s 20+ years of experience in brand building and developing successful national marketing campaigns for various industries, they worked together to design WAT-AAH!’s screaming boy logo and its line of functional products. Since then, the brand has aimed to make water “cool” and contemporary to kids and teens to encourage their consumption. WAT-AAH! is available in major supermarket chains as well as school districts nationwide.
WellPoint, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies serving approximately 36 million-or one in nine- Americans through its affiliated health plans and nearly 67 million individuals through its subsidiaries, including Medicaid beneficiaries in 19 states served by its Amerigroup subsidiary.