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Walmart’s philanthropic arm donates nearly $1.3 million to anti-obesity initiative

BY Alaric DeArment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Walmart Foundation is donating $1.29 million to the Institute for America’s Health to expand its anti-obesity program at schools in major cities, the IAH said.

The organization said it would use the money to expand the program at 30 elementary schools in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington and fund a statewide expansion of the program in Alabama. The Walmart Foundation donated $1 million to fund the program last year as well.

"We are extremely grateful to the Walmart Foundation for their continued support of our efforts to introduce nutrition education and physical activity to children across America," IAH executive director Stuart Reese said.

 

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Neat Feat develops new BabyB Diaper Rash Cream

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES — Neat Feat has announced the launch of its new BabyB Diaper Rash Cream.

According to the manufacturer, what sets BabyB Diaper Rash Cream apart is that it’s a preventive cream — treating the cause of the rash, not just the symptom, and restoring the normal environment of the skin so the rash can’t be sustained. It inhibits growth of fungi that contributes to skin irritation and reduces excess moisture, promoting a more natural Ph balance for the skin.

Developed over the past four years by doctors and tested by midwives, BabyB is fragrance-free, contains moisturizers and emollients that are gentle to the skin, the company stated.

BabyB Baby Saver Cream is part of Neat Feat’s new Body Saver range and is available nationally through Walgreens stores. The suggested retail price is $6.95.
 

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Walgreens donates $3.5 million to Vitamin Angels

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday announced a $3.5 million donation to Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk populations in need gain access to supplemental nutrition. 

Customers also can make a difference and reach a child at risk by purchasing select health and wellness supplements at Walgreens. In addition to the $3.5 million, Walgreens will donate a portion, 25 cents, of each select purchase to Vitamin Angels, which will provide one child with a year’s supply of vitamin A.  

Approximately 350 items from more than 20 participating vendors are eligible for the program, including Walgreens brand, Finest Nutrition. Select products from the following brands are also eligible: Centrum, Finest Nutrition, Renew Life, Nature’s Bounty, Swisse and Nature Made.

“Walgreens mission is to help people get, stay and live well, and we are proud to support the Vitamin Angels’ cause,” stated Robert Tompkins, group VP and general merchandise manager, health and wellness, at Walgreens. “Through this program, our customers can make a difference in so many lives by simply continuing to fulfill their health and wellness needs at Walgreens.” 

“Vitamin Angels is built on the belief that providing availability, access and use of micronutrients gives children and other at risk populations a fighting chance to achieve a healthy and successful life,” said Howard Schiffer, president of Vitamin Angels. “We are thankful for the support from Walgreens, vendor participants and most of all, its customers for the commitment and contributions to the cause.”

 

 

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