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Knorr® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Join Forces to Make Nutritious Food Accessible to Families Across the Country

Knorr® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Join Forces to Make Nutritious Food Accessible to Families Across the Country

Knorr® to Host a Series of Educational Cooking Classes to Help Promote Healthier Habits

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Knorr® is committed to making wholesome, nutritious food accessible and affordable to all. That's why today, the brand is announcing a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to offer a series of dynamic programming that will equip families with essential cooking skills and wellness education to help them thrive. This collaboration puts their shared goal of enabling healthy futures for everyone everywhere into action by empowering youth to assess, practice, identify, consider, and recognize healthy behaviors as laid out in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Healthy Habits program.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Healthy Habits program addresses the many ways an individual's health behaviors are influenced by personal beliefs and exposure to positive modeling. The curriculum teaches youth the benefits of eating right and staying physically active, and it includes ongoing support and interactive activities that illustrate how to implement good habits in their daily lives. By combining Boys & Girls Clubs of America's proven health and wellness program with Knorr's long-standing leadership advocating for accessible nutrition, the two organizations hope to positively impact the lives of thousands of families across the country.  

"The belief that wholesome, nutritious food should be accessible and affordable to all is engrained in everything we do at Knorr. We want to help educate people that nutritious recipes are easy to make and delicious," said Bentley King, Director of Scratch Cooking North America at Unilever. "We're so proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to reach families at a time when our community continues to need our support. We're eager to help get communities the tools they need to create delicious and nutritious meals at home through the Healthy Habits program."

A series of cooking demos will be hosted in 22 clubs across the country. Each class will offer participants nutrition education and provide access to better-for-you foods to inspire Club members to create nutritious meals for their families—no matter their budget.           

"Programs that support healthy habits are critical for positive futures for kids and teens. Education around good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being can change the trajectory of a youth's life," says Laura Gover, Senior Director of Health & Wellness at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We're honored to partner with Knorr as our collective missions aim to improve the lives of families across the country, ultimately leading them to a healthier life and brighter future."

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Knorr will kick off the partnership at the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Boys & Girls Club located in the Bronx, New York. Chef Millie Peartree, who owns and now operates her nonprofit efforts out of the Bronx, will join to host a cooking class for participants to commemorate the first event in the series. For Millie, cooking is more than a passion, it is a lifestyle and part of her mission to educate our communities about nutrition. A longstanding partner of Knorr, she will bring her signature recipes to life with the participants, giving them the tools to replicate at home with the pantry staple at the core of each dish.

Knorr has a global ambition to get food that is good for people and the planet onto 7 billion plates by 2025. Together with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, they are working to turn that goal into a reality. For more information on the partnership, visit

About Knorr

Knorr believes that wholesome, nutritious food should be accessible and affordable to all. That's not a reality for everyone in today's America. That's why we're on a journey to ensure all Americans can create healthy meals they feel good about. Whether it's creating high-quality products, offering simple chef-developed recipes, or supporting organizations and initiatives that provide access to healthy foods, Knorr remains committed to its long history of making good food available to everyone.

The business was formed in 1838, when founder Carl Heinrich Knorr pioneered experiments in drying seasonings and vegetables to preserve their flavor and nutritional value. Since then, Knorr® has become an international brand offering a wide range of bouillons, soups, seasonings, sauces, soupy snacks, dressings, and frozen and ready-made meals.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,700 Clubs serve over 4.3 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.

About Unilever North America

Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 2.5 billion people every day. We have 149,000 employees and generated sales of €50.7 billion in 2020. Over half of our footprint is in developing and emerging markets. We have around 400 brands found in homes all over the world. In the United States and Canada, the portfolio includes iconic brand such as: Dove, Knorr, Hellmann's, Lipton, Magnum, Axe, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Q-tips, Seventh Generation, St. Ives, Suave, TRESemmé, and Vaseline.

Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable business and to demonstrate how our purpose-led, future-fit business model drives superior performance. We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business. It goes back to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world's first purposeful brand, Sunlight Soap, more than 100 years ago, and it's at the heart of how we run our company today.

The Unilever Compass, our sustainable business strategy, is set out to help us deliver superior performance and drive sustainable and responsible growth, while:

  • improving the health of the planet;
  • improving people's health, confidence, and wellbeing and 
  • contributing to a fairer and more socially inclusive world.

While there is still more to do, we are proud to have been recognized in 2020 as a sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and – for the tenth-consecutive year – as the top ranked company in the 2020 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders survey.

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