Tate & Lyle extends child health improvement programme in China

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Tate & Lyle renews partnership with the China Foundation for Rural Development for a third year to help improve children’s diets and nutrition education

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 20 December 2023: Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a world leader in ingredient solutions for healthier and tastier food and beverages, is delighted to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the China Foundation for Rural Development for a third year. This partnership is part of Tate & Lyle’s ‘Healthy Eating, Happy Learning – Child Health Improvement Programme’ in China which works to improve children’s diets, support healthier lifestyles, and provide education on nutrition.


Through this partnership, children in schools in underdeveloped areas of China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces will receive a nutritious daily snack throughout the school year. In addition, schools in Guizhou province will benefit from the installation of modern kitchen equipment in their canteens, and Tate & Lyle will work with nutrition experts from the Chinese national authorities to provide nutrition education for students and teachers.

Chinese students at a nutrition education assembly

Since its establishment in September 2021, Tate & Lyle’s partnership with the China Foundation for Rural Development has provided:

  • Over 400,000 nutritional snacks to 3,000 children in 12 schools.
  • Over 200 pieces of new kitchen equipment to 11 schools, benefiting 3,000 children.
  • Working with experts from the Chinese Nutrition Society, produced customised nutrition and health education booklets and posters for children, and held nutrition classes for 500 students and 700 teachers.

This is one of many partnerships Tate & Lyle operates in communities across the world, including in the US, UK and Brazil, to support healthier living and help build thriving communities.

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the China Foundation for Rural Development. Encouraging healthier lifestyles, offering access to healthier food, and providing education on nutrition are all vital for children’s development. This is another great example of our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food in action.”

Zheng Wenkai, Chairman, China Foundation for Rural Development, said: “We are very grateful for Tate & Lyle's support and focus on the nutritional status of children in China. We look forward to working together to further strengthen children’s nutritional education, and to contribute to the country's rural revitalization.”



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Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

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