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Tate & Lyle announces partnership with “China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation” to help improve the health and nutrition of children in China underdeveloped areas


May 20 is National Students Nutrition Day as well as a special day to spread the love and goodwill in China. Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) as part of Tate & Lyle’s Healthy Eating, Happy Learning – Children Health Improvement Programme in China. Through this partnership, more than 2,000 primary school students and teachers in China’s Hebei and Hubei provinces will benefit from nutrition plus meals during students class breaks, kitchen equipment for ensuring their healthy meals and nutrition education, with Tate & Lyle committing RMB 1 million in funding. With more than 160 years of research, innovative technology and community involvement in nutrition and health, Tate & Lyle is demonstrating its commitment to its purpose of Improving Lives for Generations and actively contributing to the development goals of Healthy China 2030.

Beneficiaries of the CFPA Program

Beneficiaries of the CFPA Program

Beneficiaries of the CFPA Program

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle, said: “We are honored to be partnering with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and to make a positive and lasting difference in communities in the Hebei and Hubei provinces. Through our purpose of Improving Lives for Generations, we are passionate about providing people with better access to healthier food and education on nutrition, and so this partnership is built on mutual interests and goals. We are proud to be playing a role in helping children in China grow and develop.”

Zheng Wenkai, President of China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), said, "Investing in children's nutrition and health is investing in the future, and promoting balanced nutritional development of children in poverty-stricken areas is one of the fundamental ways to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty. We appreciate Tate & Lyle's attention and focus on the nutritional status of children in China and trust in CFPA. We hope we can work together to strengthen the nutritional health intervention for children in poverty-stricken areas, help children grow up healthily, and help promote the effective connection between consolidating and expanding the results of poverty eradication and rural revitalization."