Monday, February 6, 2012

Walmart awards grant to Latino children's group

National Latino Children's Institute Receives $225,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Support Nutrition Education

Donation is part of $9.5 Million Give to Help U.S. Families Access the Information Needed to Live Healthier Lives
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Today, the National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI) announced it has received a $225,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to promote healthy eating habits among American families.These grants are part of a $9.5 million nationwide donation to support nutrition education programs in local communities.

The donation to NLCI will fund a program to expand the Salsa, Sabor y Salud initiative to three cities-Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI; and Washington, D.C. Salsa, Sabor y Salud is a unique bilingual program designed to meet the needs of Latinos through cultural traditions to learn about nutrition and healthy living. By the end of 2012, the program will have directly served 5,000 Latinos.

"We are honored that the Walmart Foundation has joined NLCI and the Kraft Foods Foundation in our efforts to improve the health of Latino families," stated Josie F. Garza, NLCI Executive Director. "The partnership between the Walmart Foundation and NLCI highlights the importance of investing in diverse communities to create a healthier future for all".

In January 2011, Walmart, alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, announced an initiative to provide customers with healthier and more affordable food choices. This effort includes a commitment to increase funding for nutrition programs that help educate consumers about healthier food choices.

"At Walmart we are committed to helping our customers make healthier decisions whether that's through their in-store experience or through taking a class focused on nutrition education," said Andrea Thomas, senior vice president of sustainability at Walmart. "With this grant to the National Latino Children's Institute, more Americans will have access to nutrition education classes, cooking demonstrations and nutritional recipes-essential tools to living a healthier life."

Nearly 300,000 people across the nation will benefit from the Walmart Foundation's $9.5 million donation for nutrition education programs. In addition to the National Latino Children's Institute, the following organizations will receive donations:
To learn more about Walmart's commitment to nutrition education, visit:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your information and enthusiasm about Latino Education - Those millions of Latinos will greatly benefit the USA in production, invention, dynamism, entrepreneurs, creativity, The Economy, etc ...


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