Herbalife Nutrition Inspires Its India Associates to be Change Agents for Healthy Active Living
Bengaluru, June 20, 2017 – Herbalife, a global nutrition company, concluded its annual India Extravaganza, held from June 9 to 11, 2017 in Bengaluru. The three day event witnessed 17,000 Herbalife Nutrition associates gathering at a single venue, to be inspired to be change agents for healthy active living in their local communities.
Based onstatistics from the Ministry of Health, Government of India, nearly 30percent of India’s teenagers are obese - nearly twice the number in 2010. India has 70 million diabetics and ison track to reach 120 million cases, or nearly 10 percent of the population, inthe next eight years (source: International Diabetes Federation). This underscores the growingimportance of teaching positive nutrition and active living habits among peoplein the region, in order to empower them with sustainable ways to effectivelymanage their weight.
“AtHerbalife Nutrition, our purpose to improve people’s nutrition is top-of-mind,”said Mr. Ajay Khanna, Vice President & Country Head – Herbalife InternationalIndia. “With the alarming rise in obesity and diabetes, the need of the hour is tohelp people take control of their health through good nutrition and healthy,active living. This year, our goal is to equip our associates with theknowledge and tools to go one step further, to be active change agents ininspiring positive nutrition and active lifestyle habits in their localcommunities.”
A highlightof the event was the keynote speech delivered by Rich Goudis, Chief Executive Officer - Herbalife Nutrition. With the prevalence ofglobal megatrends such as obesity, aging and rising health care costs, Goudishighlighted that Herbalife Nutrition has an opportunity to play a bigger rolein addressing these concerns.
Dr. LuigiGratton, Vice President of Nutrition Education and Development at HerbalifeNutrition and Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, helmed aworkshop on the science and research behind the company’s nutrition philosophy.On stage, he also launched two new products – Active Fibre Complex (fordigestive health) and Joint Support with Glucosamine (for joint health).