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Kaiser Permanente Bolsters Access to Healthy, Nutritious Food in Hard Times
Date:12/22/2009

of access to healthy foods among low-income populations - seniors, children, working adults struggling in the recession and others - poses a significant risk to our communities' health," says James D. Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center. "At a time when much philanthropic giving has been scaled back, it is great to see Kaiser Permanente expanding its commitment to these critical programs. This will make a real difference in a lot of places."

The $2.1 million investment in Healthy Eating in Hard Times is one piece of Kaiser Permanente's more than $1 billion annual commitment to improve the health of the communities it serves.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.

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