Good nutrition is only one part of maintaining optimal health. And at PepsiCo, we have a role to play helping to address some of the world's most pressing public health challenges, including nutritional imbalances, obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases, especially among children.

Physical activity event sponsored by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.

Through our business and the PepsiCo Foundation, we proudly support programs that encourage people to be more active and collaborate with governments, civil society and various industry sectors to make a positive difference.


In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released an independent evaluation finding that the 16 food and beverage companies that are members of HWCF had reduced 6.4 trillion calories from the marketplace in 2012 compared to 2007 in the United States. 

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) is a powerful example of our commitment to making a difference. The organization brings together a network of more than 255 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, and trade associations to help reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity. 

For example, the Together Counts™ program is an HWCF public education campaign that has raised awareness about the importance of achieving an active, healthy lifestyle with nearly 15 million U.S. students.

The HWCF calorie-reduction achievement is proof that business, government and NGOs working in partnership can make a significant difference in tackling obesity.

PepsiCo's Food for Good Program

PepsiCo is leveraging its world-class capabilities—from food-distribution expertise to innovations in refrigeration and food preservation—to create a social enterprise that makes fresh, healthy foods accessible for low-income families. PepsiCo's Food for Good initiative has delivered approximately 11 million servings to inner-city children since 2009.


We know that good nutrition is only part of maintaining optimal health. Along with maintaining a balanced diet, physical activity is one of the best ways to stay healthy and fit.

Quaker is a strategic partner of Fuel Up to Play 60, the largest in-school wellness program in the U.S.

PepsiCo supports greater physical activity, especially with our youth. Through numerous grants and partnerships, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have enabled many people, especially children, to engage in physical activities.

GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60

Since 2011, Quaker has been a strong supporter of the GENYOUth Foundation, which was founded through an unprecedented public-private partnership with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League and aims to nurture children's health and wellness in schools.

GENYOUth collaborates with students, schools, communities, business partners and thought leaders to identify ways to improve children's nutrition and physical activity.

Quaker supports GENYOUth through their flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, the largest in-school wellness program in the United States. The program encourages physical activity in schools through a variety of integrated marketing campaigns, including the program's first-ever national retail presence using co-branded displays.

In addition to consumer-facing programs, Quaker also sponsors and participates in GENYOUth's annual Nutrition and Physical Activity Learning Connection Summit, which convenes leaders from the private and public sectors along with Fuel Up to Play 60 ambassadors to discuss innovative solutions to reverse the child health crisis. At the 2014 summit, the PepsiCo Foundation announced a grant of $500,000 to further support this partnership.

Asian Football Development Project

In 2013, PepsiCo and the Asian Football Development Project continued their strategic partnership designed to encourage women and young people across Asia to play a greater role in society through football-focused activities.

The strategic partnership, under the theme “Kick for Hope,” highlights the opportunity to use football activities to encourage health and well-being, as well as social development.

The partnership will provide activities in more than 40 Asian countries, with a special focus on the Middle East and India.

Partnership for a Healthier America

In September 2013, Aquafina joined U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America to support the “Drink Up” water initiative, designed to encourage Americans to stay hydrated by drinking more water.

As the official water of the National Football League and Major League Baseball, Aquafina plans to leverage its strong relationships with premier sports properties to further encourage hydration. The brand is also exploring on-pack promotion and social media support to drive further awareness of this campaign.

Sports Sponsorships

Some of PepsiCo's major brands, including Gatorade, sponsor countless sporting events, races and other athletic competitions of all sizes and scopes.

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