Healthy Families, Healthy Communities
ARAMARK partners with community centers across the world, providing health and wellness activities for children and adults, as part of ARAMARK Building Community, our signature community involvement program.
ARAMARK UK Chefs Daniel Wilson, left, and Ben Andrews, demonstrating healthy cooking at a community health fair in London.
In many instances, ARAMARK's community center partners are located in neighborhoods where obesity, diabetes and other nutrition-related illnesses are higher than the national average.
This year for National Nutrition Month, community efforts will focus on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new MyPlate, a simple visual guide to healthy eating. Throughout March 2012, ARAMARK dietitians, chefs, culinary experts and other employees will conduct workshops, host cooking demonstrations, share recipes and educate families about good nutrition.
A new health and wellness education program called “Growing Up Healthy” was also designed to engage children in community centers and schools in games and activities that will teach them about the basics of MyPlate and healthy eating.
“We want to create healthier communities,” said Bev Dribin, Vice President, ARAMARK Community Relations. “We have expertise and the passion about educating at-risk families about how they can live healthier lifestyles.”