Industry Collaborations

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We rely on our diverse partnerships to create the multi-faceted solutions we need to reverse the rates of childhood obesity. Though we welcome everyone to the table, we don’t accept funds from entities with which we are negotiating solutions.

Engaging with companies in diverse industries can systemically improve access to healthier foods and beverages as well as physical activity for kids and their families. Through our efforts, leading food and beverage companies, group purchasing organizations, and technology companies have agreed to help America’s schools serve healthier foods and beverages through agreements we’ve brokered.

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What Results Look Like

Our agreements bring together the right people and right companies to reduce the barriers like time, cost, and availability that stand between youth and eating healthier and moving more.  More than 30 million students nationwide will have access to healthier school meals because of these types of agreements.

Reduced Calories

Our landmark agreement with the American Beverage Association (ABA) has contributed to a 90 percent reduction in calories from beverages shipped to schools between the 2004-2010 school years. The vast majority of full-calorie soft drinks have been removed and the beverages available to students through school vending machines and cafeteria a la carte lines are now nutritious, age appropriately portioned, and no or low calorie.


Affordable Foods

Food manufacturers pledge to price healthier items at rates no higher than comparable “classic” items, market products that meet our nutritional guidelines and meet increased sales metrics for a healthier school portfolio. Participating manufacturers have also pledged to increase the sales of compliant products by to least 50 percent of their entire school sales within five years.


Purchasing Power

Group purchasing organizations use their buying power to make healthier products more affordable and shifting the purchasing behaviors of participating school districts to buy Alliance compliant products. We hope to see a 50 percent increase in procurement purchasing over a five year period.


Innovative Technology

In order to help schools take the first step in changing their purchasing process, we collaborated with the technology firm Interflex to create a free online tool that streamlines the procurement process and assists schools with planning, bidding and purchasing healthier products that meet our school nutrition guidelines.

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Companies Working with Us

Below is a list of companies that have signed on to one or more of our voluntary agreements to provide healthier products, fitness opportunities and healthcare benefits to our country’s children

Owens Corning

4U2U Brands

Accenture

AdvancePierre Foods

Aetna

American Beverage Association

Anderson Erickson Dairy

Annie's Frozen Yogurt

Apple & Eve, LLC

Arctic Zero Inc.

Asian Food Solutions

Azar Nut Company

Bachman

Bake Crafters Food Company

Barranco Beverage

Barrel O Fun

Blue Bunny Ice Cream

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Borden Dairy

Buena Vista Food Products

Buzz Strong's Bakery

Café Fuel

Campbell Soup Company

Capital District Physicians' Health Plan

Classic Foods

Coca-Cola Company

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Cookietree Bakeries

Cool Tropics

CoolJuice Beverage Company

Cooper Tea

Country Pure Foods

Cream-o-land Dairy

Dairy Management, Inc.

Dannon Company

Del Monte

Dessert Innovations

Dole Food Company

Domino's

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Driftwood Dairy

Envy

Farmland Dairies

Foremost Farms USA

Froose Brands, LLC

Frubob

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

Healthy Snacks US

Heartland Farms

High Liner Foods

Highmark Inc.

Hint

Horizon Software International

HPS

Humana

Imperial Beverage Systems

Interflex

J&J Snack Foods

JTM Food Group

Juice Alive

Juice D-Lite

Kraft Foods

Let Water be Water, LLC

Leviton

M&B Products

Magnolia Spice Tea

Mars

McCain Foods USA

MilkPEP

Mott's

Nadja's Foods

National Food Service Management Institute

National Turkey Federation

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nestle Waters North America

North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Nutrikids

O.N.E. Natural Experience

Oxywater

Paychex

Penguin Juice Company

PepsiCo

PepsiCo Beverages

PepsiCo Foods

Polish Water Ice

PopChips

Popcorn Indiana

Premier Inc.

Promotion in Motion

Red Toe/Trevi Essence Water

Rich Products Corp

Ridgefield's

Sanofi-Aventis

School Nutrition Association

Shamrock Foods

Sinton Dairy

Slush Puppie

Smoothie King

Snack Food Association

Snikiddy

Sodexo

Sonu Beverages

Soyu Natural Teas

Stemilt

Sugu Snacks

Summa Purchasing Group

Sunny Delight Beverage Company

Super Bakery

Tasty Brands

Toft Dairy

Trident Seafoods

Tyson Foods, Inc

USA Pears

USNutrition

Vita Coco

WaWa

Weight Watchers

WellPoint

Zico Coconut Water