Bengaluru, 19th June 2017 :Herbalife, a global nutrition company, concluded its annual India Extravaganza, held from June 9 to 11, 2017 in Bengaluru. The three day event witnessed 17,000 Herbalife Nutrition associates gathering at a single venue, to be inspired to be change agents for healthy active living in their local communities.
Based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, Government of India, nearly 30 percent of India’s teenagers are obese – nearly twice the number in 2010. India has 70 million diabetics and is on track to reach 120 million cases, or nearly 10 percent of the population, in the next eight years (source: International Diabetes Federation). This underscores the growing importance of teaching positive nutrition and active living habits among people in the region, in order to empower them with sustainable ways to effectively manage their weight.
“At Herbalife Nutrition, our purpose to improve people’s nutrition is top-of-mind,” saidMr. Ajay Khanna, Vice President & Country Head – Herbalife International India.
“With the alarming rise in obesity and diabetes, the need of the hour is to help people take control of their health through good nutrition and healthy, active living. This year, our goal is to equip our associates with the knowledge and tools to go one step further, to be active change agents in inspiring positive nutrition and active lifestyle habits in their local communities.”
A highlight of the event was the keynote speech delivered by Rich Goudis,
Chief Executive Officer – Herbalife Nutrition. With the prevalence of global megatrends such as obesity, aging and rising health care costs, Goudis highlighted that Herbalife Nutrition has an opportunity to play a bigger role in addressing these concerns.
Dr. Luigi Gratton, Vice President of Nutrition Education and Development at Herbalife Nutrition and Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, helmed a workshop on the science and research behind the company’s nutrition philosophy. On stage, he also launched two new products – Active Fibre Complex (for digestive health) and Joint Support with Glucosamine (for joint health).
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products & programs – since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, sky-rocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Our targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition members in more than 90 countries.
Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. The Company is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.
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