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.

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.

Healthier Options

Through our partnership, McDonald’s Corporation announced a global commitment to increase customers’ access to fruit and vegetables and help families and children make informed choices in keeping with balanced lifestyles. McDonald’s made five specific commitments in 20 major markets, including the U.S., representing more than 85% of the company’s global sales. The commitment spans through the year 2020 with interim goals in 2016 and 2018 and the final goal of fulfilling all commitments in all 20 markets by 2020.

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 We've Worked With

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

Advance Pierre

Asian Food Solutions

Annie's Frozen Yogurt

Apple & Eve

Arctic Zero, Inc.

Azar Nut Company



Barranco Beverages

Barrel O Fun

Blue Bunny

Buena Vista Foods

Buzz Strong's


Coca Cola


ConAgra Mills

Classic Foods

Cookietree Bakeries

Cool Juice

Cool Tropics

Cooper Tea

Country Pure Foods



Dessert Innovations II, LLC



Dr Pepper Snapple/Mott's


ES Foods



Fruit 66

General Mills

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too



Highliner Foods


Imperial Beverage Systems, Inc.


J&J Snack Foods

JM Swank


JTM Food Group

Juice Alive


Lamb Westin

M&B Products

Magnolia Spice Teas, Inc.

McCain Foods USA

Mondelēz International

Nadja's Foods


Polish Water Ice


Popcorn Indiana


Promotion in Motion




Red Toe/Trevi Essence Water

Slush Puppie

Smoothie King


Sonu Beverages

Sugu Snacks

Sunny Delight/VeryFine Juices

Super Bakery

Tasty Brands

Trident Foods

Tyson Foods

Vita Coco

Wat-aah (Let Water Be Water)

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