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Hershey Teams Up With ADA

2010-07-19

American Dietetic Association and the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition Join Forces to Educate Americans on Better, Balanced Eating

American Dietetic Association
Julia Dombrowski, Ryan O’Malley
800/877-1600, ext. 4802, 4769
media@eatright.org

The Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition
Anna Lingeris
717/534-4874
alingeris@hersheys.com

CHICAGO – The American Dietetic Association, the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, announced today that the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition® has become an ADA Partner in the Association’s corporate sponsorship program.

“The program helps ADA achieve our Association’s mission—to empower our members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders,” said registered dietitian and ADA President Judith C. Rodriguez. “Among the ways we accomplish our mission is by working with industry sponsors to include registered dietitians in the development of policies and products; sharing science-based information and new research with ADA members; and enabling ADA to reach millions of consumers with healthy-eating messages.”

The Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition develops and supports cutting-edge scientific research for products and technologies to provide consumers with a range of snacking choices, and will collaborate with ADA on consumer and health professional initiatives including an innovative, national consumer-focused nutrition education campaign.

“The campaign will spotlight the expertise and experience of registered dietitians, the nation’s front-line food and nutrition professionals, in helping people achieve a healthy, personalized, balanced eating plan,” Rodriguez said.

“ADA is pleased to welcome the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition as an ADA Partner in the Association’s sponsorship program and we look forward to working together to positively affect people’s health and wellness,” Rodriguez added.

“The Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition recognizes the significant role that registered dietitians can play in empowering consumers with the information, tools and resources they need to achieve a balanced lifestyle,” said Debra Miller, Ph.D., Director, Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition. “We are thrilled to be an ADA Partner in the Association’s sponsorship program and are excited to launch a national initiative designed to help people enjoy life well-balanced.”

For more information about the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition and the sponsorship with ADA, please go to www.hersheys.com/nutrition-professionals.

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The American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org.

The Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition was established in 2005 to promote the chemistry and health benefits of cocoa, chocolate, nuts and other ingredients. The Center draws upon clinical studies and scientific analysis to help guide new products and product development for The Hershey Company in the area of healthy snacking.