Tate & Lyle establishes new partnership with Foundation for Poverty Alleviation in China

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London, UK 30 September 2021 – 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’ child health improvement programme in China.

Chinese student with healthy snack

Through this partnership, more than 2,000 children in nine schools in underdeveloped areas of China’s Hebei and Hubei provinces will receive a nutritious daily meal during the 2021-2022 school year, starting in September. In addition, the schools will benefit from the installation of modern kitchen equipment in their canteens, and Tate & Lyle will work with experts from the Chinese national authorities to provide nutrition education for both students and teachers.

Tate & Lyle’s ‘Healthy Eating, Happy Learning’ programme in China was launched four years ago to help improve children’s diets and lifestyles through school programmes and nutrition education. This is one of many purpose-led projects Tate & Lyle operates in communities across the world, including in the US, UK and Brazil, to support healthy living and build thriving communities.

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle, said: “We are delighted to partner with the CFPA and to make a positive and lasting difference to families living in the Hebei and Hubei provinces. Healthier living, better access to healthy food, and nutrition education are vital for children’s development and we are proud to be playing a role in helping children and communities in China, and in many other countries across the world, to thrive. This is another great example of our purpose of Improving Lives for Generations in action”.

Zheng Wenkai, Chairman 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 tackle the intergenerational transmission of poverty. We greatly appreciate Tate & Lyle's attention and focus on the nutritional status of children in China and trust in the CFPA."

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. 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, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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