Working with the USDA the Kellogg Company Continues to Promote Health and
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In another example of its commitment to meeting consumers' health and wellness needs, the Kellogg Company joined the Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid: Corporate Challenge. The Challenge is a program involving more than 30 companies promoting eating and physical fitness for families that is consistent with MyPyramid. The formal unveiling of the companies participating in this program was held today in Washington, D.C.
"Kellogg is pleased to partner with the Department of Agriculture in their MyPyramid Corporate Challenge. Our partnership underscores our long-standing commitment to meeting the health and wellness needs of consumers," said Celeste Clark, Ph.D., senior vice president, global nutrition and corporate affairs, Kellogg Company. "We commend the USDA for its work in helping families make nutritious food choices using MyPyramid."
Kellogg Company has long supported the USDA's commitment to MyPyramid and uses it as a focal point in many of the nutritional education tools the Kellogg Company provides. Currently, kelloggsnutrition.com features links to MyPyramid tools as another step to encourage a healthier lifestyle.
"USDA welcomes Kellogg Company as a team member of the 'Partnering with MyPyramid: Corporate Challenge' to improve family nutrition and end childhood obesity," said Dr. Brian Wansink, executive director for USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. "Working together we can begin to make immediate changes where family members work, live and play, which can have a lasting impact on child and family health."
Tools for Everyone
With more than a 100-year heritage of dedication to promoting consumer
health and wellness, Kellogg Company is developing new tools and resources
featuring USDA's MyPyramid for consumers and industry partners. Current
-- L.A.U.N.C.H. - Learning and Understanding Nutrition Choices and Health
Available fall 2008, this elementary curriculum for kindergarten
through 8th grade teaches students about healthy lifestyles and
showcases the foundation and electronic resources of MyPyramid. The
curriculum includes lesson plans and background information for
teachers, student activity sheets, and "home connection" activities
that get families involved, too. Kellogg will host MyPyramid on the
kelloggsnutrition.com as well as kelloggsfoodawayfromhome.com.
Additionally, Kellogg is exploring the opportunity to partner with
Knowledge Learning Corporation -- the nation's leading private provider
of early childhood and school-age education and care -- to create a
preschool curriculum for the L.A.U.N.C.H. program. This initiative will
support USDA's addition of more preschool materials in September of
-- Fuel for School
This initiative provides support for Mom via in-store displays and
information. The materials, including a booklet and Web site, will
promote MyPyramid as a resource.
-- MyPyramid and Packaging
As Kellogg continues to lead the charge in on-pack labeling, they will
soon include the MyPyramid icon on a number of cereals like Kellogg's
Corn Flakes(R), Kellogg's Raisin Bran(R), Rice Krispies(R),
All-Bran(R), Smart Start(R), Crispix(R), Mini-Wheats(R), Apple
Jacks(R), Froot Loops(R), Kellogg's Frosted Flakes(R) and more.
-- MyPyramid on kelloggsnutrition.com
Kellogg includes multiple links to MyPyramid on the
kelloggsnutrition.com site. This nutrition-focused Web site provides
information and practical tips to consumers to help get the whole
family involved in eating well and being active every day. It also
offers educational resources for health care professionals.
-- "Virtual" Communication
Kellogg provides families the ability to sign-up for three e-
newsletters to receive regular information and updates: Kellogg
Kitchens(R), Family Focus and Healthy Beginnings. These newsletters,
which offer moms and families with a variety of useful information,
will each highlight MyPyramid at least once in 2008.
-- Recipe Brochure
On kelloggsnutrition.com, consumers can find a recipe brochure that
provides both information about MyPyramid, as well as a collection of
delicious and nutritious recipes that can bring MyPyramid concepts to
life. This brochure may also be leveraged via Kellogg e-newsletters
and kelloggskitchens.com in the coming year.
Later this year, the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion will hold the 1st Annual Partnering with MyPyramid Symposium, where companies will showcase highlights of their commitment to the MyPyramid: Corporate Challenge.
About Kellogg Company
With 2007 sales of nearly $12 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, and meat alternatives. The company's brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Club, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, Special K, All-Bran, Mini-Wheats, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Ready Crust and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information, visit the Kellogg Company web site at http://www.kelloggcompany.com.
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