*Herbalife Nutrition partners with Sambhav Foundation to launch ‘Build it Better’ for women & children*

• The healthcare awareness program aims to reach adolescent girls and women in need, across Coimbatore, Mangalore, Indore, Guwahati, Muzaffarpur, and Patna


• Thousands of adolescent girls and women will receive sanitary pads in each city


 


INDIA, September 23, 2020: Herbalife Nutrition, the global nutrition powerhouse, today announced its association with Sambhav Foundation to support the “Build it Better Program” for women & children across six cities: Coimbatore, Mangalore, Indore, Guwahati, Muzaffarpur, and Patna over the next ten months. The initiative aims to build awareness about the importance of nutrition and menstrual hygiene, maternal healthcare & childcare among adolescent girls and community women through interactive sessions. The program aims to cover 1650 adolescent girls from Class VI onwards and 500 women in each city. Post every session, sanitary napkins will be distributed to the women and adolescent girls.


 


The nutrition powerhouse is in the 20th year of its business in India and has constantly endeavored to contribute actively to the communities it is present in. The “Build it Better” initiative will address malnutrition, maternal mortality, and menstrual hygiene amongst adolescent girls and pregnant women. 


 


Commenting on the launch of the program, Ajay Khanna, Vice President and Country Head, Herbalife Nutrition, India, said, “Our association with Sambhav Foundation for Build it Better Program is an impactful collaboration that will influence women and girls who are powerful agents of change. They can transform not just themselves, but also their families and their communities. This program will act as an enabler to provide them an environment to understand and manage their health, nutrition, and sanitation confidently, in a private, safe, and dignified manner. Herbalife takes pride in empowering the girls and women and helps them break stigma, taboos, and ignorance to make the right health choices.”


 


Mrs. Gayatri Vasudevan, Trustee and CEO, Sambhav Foundation said “It is unfortunate that that conversing about menstruation is still considered a taboo in many places in our places especially the rural front. Herbalife Nutrition’s effort’s are truly commendable to not to not only educate the masses about the importance of menstrual hygiene but also to bring about a behavioural change - A change where discussing such an integral aspect of women’s health is normal regardless of gender in society. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed about and this attitude and confidence will further transform many lives as a chain reaction and break the barrier in the path of menstrual hygiene management.”


 


Herbalife Nutrition and Sambhav Foundation will conduct sessions on Menstrual Hygiene Management and Nutrition for adolescent girls & Nutrition, Maternal healthcare & childcare for women. The awareness program will be interactive and educate the participants about menstrual hygiene and importance of balanced nutrition through group assignments, role-play activities, real-time community projects, etc. to ensure the participants derive holistic value from the curriculum.


 


 


About Herbalife:


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 distributors, 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 distributor, 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 distributors in more than 90 countries. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) 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, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams. Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $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.


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