The Aramark Building Community Academy, managed in partnership with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, is a component of Aramark Building Community, the company's global volunteer and philanthropic program that inspires families to lead healthier lifestyles and empowers youth and adults to succeed at work in partnership with local community centers.

The Academy supports community centers and practitioners working on the frontline by helping adults and families lead healthier lifestyles. By providing access to resources such as expert education and awareness programs, grants and recognition, the Academy enables community centers to help families change behaviors and achieve lasting results around health and wellness.

About the Academy

Aramark is committed to helping people lead healthier lives. The Aramark Building Community Academy provides community centers with materials, tools and educational resources to increase community centers effectiveness and capacity to meet the needs of families in diverse neighborhoods.

The resources are part of Aramark’s Healthy for Life® 20 by 20 commitment to improve the health of Americans 20 percent by 2020 in collaboration with the American Heart Association. The Healthy For Life® Educational Experiences have been developed in partnership with Aramark and the American Heart Association. These tested, interactive, hands-on group educational experiences are designed to influence measurable behavior change. Please use the facilitator guide and session materials, available in English and Spanish. A summary of the twelve educational experiences is available here.

The goal is to help people connect what they eat with what they need to accomplish, so that they will make healthier food, nutrition and lifestyle choices.