TOKYO, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF), a premier global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, has joined forces with America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team, LA Galaxy, to inspire positive nutrition and fitness habits in Asia. Herbalife Nutrition has been the official nutrition and jersey partner for LA Galaxy since 2007.
Five LA Galaxy players conducted sports nutrition and fitness training in Japan and Indonesia, alongside Dr. Dana Ryan, Director of Sports Performance and Education at Herbalife Nutrition.
LA Galaxy players visited Herbalife Nutrition Foundation’s Casa Herbalife partners in Indonesia to engage in casual futsal games with underprivileged children.
Held from December 10 to 16, five LA Galaxy players — Emmanuel Boateng, Daniel Steres, Dave Romney, Baggio Husidic, Jonathan dos Santos — embarked on a one-week Asia tour, visiting Jakarta, Bali in Indonesia and Tokyo, Yokohama in Japan to take part in various sports nutrition training and community outreach activities organized by Herbalife Nutrition.
"By partnering with LA Galaxy on their recent Asia tour, we were able to leverage each other’s strengths to spread the message of the power of positive nutrition in enabling healthier, happier lives in Indonesia and Japan. Not only did this underscore our mission to improve the nutrition habits of consumers, it also served to advance sports nutrition and education within the sporting communities of both countries," said Stephen Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Herbalife Nutrition.
As part of the tour, LA Galaxy players conducted a sports nutrition and fitness training session in every city they visited, alongside Dr. Dana Ryan, Director of Sports Performance and Education at Herbalife Nutrition, to equip Herbalife Nutrition members with the understanding to leverage sports nutrition and fitness habits more effectively in their everyday work.
LA Galaxy players also took the opportunity to engage the local sports communities in Indonesia by conducting a series of sports nutrition and coaching clinics for the professional footballers from Indonesia’s U-16, U-23 and PERSIJA Soccer Clubs. A seminar by Dr Dana Ryan and the LA Galaxy coach and dietitians, was also held in partnership with the Sport Faculty of the Universitas Negeri Jakarta to share with university students majoring in sports science the knowledge of maximizing the power of nutrition, to help athletes achieve optimal performances across sporting arenas.
During the tour, LA Galaxy players also took time to meet beneficiaries of Herbalife Nutrition Foundation’s Casa Herbalife Program in Indonesia and Japan to engage in casual futsal games with underprivileged children. A total USD29,000 was donated by LA Galaxy to three Casa Herbalife Program beneficiaries the players visited, which will go towards food subsidies, nutrition education and other projects to improve nutrition of the children.
About Herbalife Nutrition
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products and programs – since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to global trends of poor nutrition and obesity, a population that wants to age in a healthier manner, skyrocketing public healthcare costs as well as providing an opportunity to meet the needs of the rising number of entrepreneurs. Herbalife Nutrition offers high quality, science-backed products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. The Company’s direct sales model provides individuals with an entrepreneurial business opportunity to be their own boss and work either full or part-time.
Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries.
Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its more than 130 community-based Casa Herbalife Nutrition programs around the globe that help bring good nutrition to children. The Company and HNF also provide aide to organizations focused on the general wellness of communities such as the American Cancer Society, Save The Children and the American Red Cross.
Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.
Herbalife Nutrition has approximately 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.
For more information, please contact:
Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific
VP, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
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