Grant recognizes tenth anniversary of event series as part of effort to improve access to fresh food and nutrition education in underserved communities.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance) has been awarded a grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, to support the tenth anniversary of the ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® event series across the nation.
Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to the Alliance as part of a broader commitment to support programs that increase access to fresh food and nutrition education in underserved communities. This funding will help the Alliance conduct ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events in 11 communities to support healthy lifestyles, including nutrition education, healthy cooking demonstrations, and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
“Newman’s Own Foundation has been a bedrock supporter of ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® that has delivered nutrition education, access to healthy foods, options for physical activity, and life-saving health screenings to over 175,000 people. It is support that is improving lives every day powered by partnership with over 400 community organizations and over 1,000 volunteers,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group.
“We are proud to fund the Alliance as they work to make a difference in our communities,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO, Newman’s Own Foundation. “They are one of the many organizations helping to identify needs and fill the gaps for children and families who lack access to healthy foods.”
Newman’s Own Foundation has been supporting food and nutrition programs for more than 30 years and has given more than $11.5 million to nutrition-focused organizations since 2014. The Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to give all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products to charity. Since 1982, more than $475 million has been donated to thousands of charities around the world.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)
The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
About ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®
In its tenth year, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® is the premier national family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series in the nation. The events are driven by local needs, organized by a leading Hispanic organization in the community, and supported by long-term national partners along with over 400 community partners and 1,000 volunteers annually. In 2016, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events will be held in Los Lunas, NM; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Orlando, FL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Brownsville, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and, San Diego, CA. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Healthy Americas Foundation present the series, along with its national supporter, Newman’s Own Foundation; national media partner, Univision Communication’s Salud es vida ¡Entérate!; and the Embassy of Mexico. For more information call 1-866-783-2645 or visit http://www.getupgetmoving.org or find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthyamericas