Medifast recently announced its commitment to bring healthy habits to kids and families in underserved communities.
Through its partnerships with local and national nonprofits, the company’s philanthropic initiative Healthy Habits For All will work to provide the education and access necessary to make healthy habits a reality for everyone.
“Health and wellness programs are often out of reach for many,” said Medifast Chief Executive Officer Dan Chard. “At Medifast, we are committed to empowering people to make positive changes that result in healthier lifestyles. That’s why we’re advancing our mission to bring lifelong transformation, one healthy habit at a time to even more people, aligning who we are with how we give.”
As part of Healthy Habits For All, Medifast will host an employee week of service. The inaugural event is being held May 6-10, with more than 100 Medifast employees and local independent OPTAVIA Coaches. The volunteer activities will support the company’s nonprofit partners: Living Classrooms’ Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students (BUGS) program to deliver healthy habit education and No Kid Hungry®, a campaign by Share Our Strength dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America by making sure kids have access to the nutritious food they need. Volunteers will dedicate time to various activities such as cooking healthy meals and renovating the waterfront pier at Living Classrooms’ East Harbor Campus to create a space for students to exercise the healthy habits they are learning in the classroom, such as healthy motion.