Our current sponsors include Cadbury Schweppes, Campbell Soup Company, FedEx Corporation, McNeil Nutritionals, a Johnson and Johnson company, NIKE, CIGNA and ConAgra Foods. Descriptions of these companies are provided below.
Cadbury SchweppesCadbury Schweppes is the world’s leading confectionery company and a major soft drink manufacturer with well loved brands such as Halls, Dr Pepper, Trident, Snapple, Cadbury, Motts, and Dentyne. The company employs over 50,000 people and makes products in more than 35 countries around the world.“Obesity and its causes are complex issues and to date there has been little scientifically researched fact to help inform a solution. Cadbury Schweppes is proud to support SAY in its work to change this,” states David Macnair, Cadbury Schweppes Chief Science and Technology Officer. “For more than 200 years, our company has been supporting groundbreaking social initiatives, and we believe that the science-based research that SAY will contribute is critical to developing a sustainable solution to the issue of overweight.
Campbell Soup CompanyFounding Partner“Campbell Soup Company has always supported initiatives that benefit children in our society. We believe a balanced diet, along with physical activity, is an important component for a child’s health and performance,” said Dr. Chor-San Khoo, Vice President, Campbell’s Global Nutrition & Health, and Director of Campbell's Center for Nutrition & Wellness. “Campbell’s support of the Shaping America’s Youth initiative is the latest example of our commitment to America’s families and children.”Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of more than 20 high-quality, market-leading brands, including soup, sauce, beverage, biscuit, confectionery and prepared food products. Campbell’s Center for Nutrition & Wellness (CCNW) serves as a nutrition communications resource for outreach to consumers, retailers, the health professional community, and the media. The mission of the Center is to provide reliable, science-based information about nutrition and wellness and the role of Campbell brands in healthful lifestyles. Visit www.campbellwellness.com for more information on the Center. Campbell’s Center for Nutrition & Wellness: Taste and Live the Best of Life™.
FedEx CorporationA lot has changed at FedEx since we created the express delivery industry in 1973. From those early years of revolutionizing the way the world works, FedEx has become a globally recognized corporation with annual revenues of $30 billion and more than 250,000 employees and contractors around the world.
The one thing that hasn't changed is FedEx's dedication to the communities in which our families and our customers live and work. We use our resources to help thousands of organizations throughout the world. There are hundreds of groups and thousands of lives that we touch every day when we unite the power of our two greatest assets: our knowledge and our people.
McNeil Nutritionals, LLCFounding Partner“As a company whose mission is to improve the health and wellness of our consumers through scientifically-proven, innovative nutritional products, we face the serious problem of rising rates of children with excess weight and are all too aware that addressing it with solutions requires a sense of urgency," said Debra A. Sandler, General Manager North America, McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. "McNeil Nutritionals is proud to support Shaping America's Youth. We are committed to focusing attention on this national epidemic and bringing to light the most effective ways to promote healthy eating, portion and calorie control for all of our children. We encourage other like-minded companies and organizations to join us in this worthy effort.”McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, is a leading marketer of nutritional solutions for a healthy life. The company's mission is to give people the ability to actively manage their own health through scientifically credible nutritional approaches. McNeil Nutritionals, LLC's commitment is to offer consumers healthy options that are based on sound science, have solid relevant benefits, and deliver exceptional taste. Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, the company markets innovative nutritional products that assist in the management of caloric intake, cholesterol reduction, lactose intolerance, and calcium supplementation.
NIKEFounding Partner“Physical activity is a key factor in reversing this national trend. Nike, through NikeGO, is committed to offering kids in the U.S. the support, motivation and tools they need to become physically active, stay healthy and have fun," said Danielle Killpack, Nike’s Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility. “But to effectively address this problem, we need partnerships that cross all sectors. Shaping America’s Youth will be the vehicle through which concerned parties can come together to share information, ideas and programs that result in healthier, active children.”NIKE, Inc., based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer and marketer of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. NikeGO is the company's signature U.S. Community Affairs initiative and long-term commitment to getting kids more physically active. Visit www.nikego.com for additional information.
CIGNAAs a Business of Caring, CIGNA provides employers with benefits, expertise and services that improve the health, well-being and productivity of their employees. These benefits solutions help customers and consumers alike address health and wellness issues in a balanced, integrated and cost-effective way. Serving millions of customers, clients and members in the U.S. and around the globe, CIGNA's operating subsidiaries offer a full portfolio of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits and group life, accident and disability insurance. For more information, go to www.cigna.com/
"Our nation currently faces an alarming increase in childhood obesity, with over 15% of school-age children overweight. As a leading national provider of employer-sponsored health benefits in the U.S., CIGNA feels a responsibility to help families ensure the health and well-being of our children - tomorrow’s workforce," said Andrea Gelzer, M.D, Senior Vice President of Clinical Public Affairs at CIGNA. "We are proud to work with Shaping America’s Youth to help create a national dialogue on the importance of healthy eating and nutrition starting with infants and toddlers."
ConAgra Foods Inc.ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE:CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies, serving grocery retailers, as well as restaurants and other foodservice establishments. Popular ConAgra Foods consumer brands include: Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, and many others. www.conagra.com
GlaxoSmithKlineGSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care companies. GSK is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. www.gsk.com