At the Partnership for a Healthier America’s “Fit2Celebrate” gala in Washington, D.C., LCG had the honor of passing the torch for “PHA Partner of the Year” to the company’s own corporate partner, Mercedes-Benz, along with Laureus USA. The winners’ innovative sports programs have improved the health of thousands of young people living in under-resourced communities across the U.S.
Each year, PHA’s Catalyst for Change awards recognize organizations and community leaders who go above and beyond to ensure that all children and young adults will live healthier lives.
In 2017, LCG was selected from more than 200 eligible PHA partners to win the “PHA Partner of the Year Award” distinction in recognition of its extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children throughout its 900+ schools. Sodexho received the award in 2016.
Learning Care Group has renewed its agreement with PHA, pledging to maintain adherence to the PHA goals. The expanded commitment encompasses:
- Nutrition: Having already eliminated all fried foods and juice from the Grow Fit menu, Learning Care Group is converting the remaining non-whole grain offerings to whole grain. It is also eliminating all grain-based desserts from the menu, further reducing consumption of sugar and saturated fats.
- Fitness: Leveraging its exclusive personalized curricular approach designed to ensure school readiness, the company is augmenting its fitness curriculum with new guided activities for indoor and outdoor play.
- Garden Program: In keeping with its emphasis on hands-on STEM and STEAM learning, the company is developing a new Grow Fit Gardening Program with scalable options for creating outdoor and indoor gardens at its schools.