Our Mission

Mark Hughes

The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) was founded in 1994 by Mark Hughes (1956-2000) — a visionary who believed that nutritious food was the roadmap to living a healthy and productive life and that everyone should have access to it. The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation is a global non-profit and public charity dedicated to our Founder’s vision: to amplify the lives of children and communities globally.

Herbalife Nutrition Foundation

In 2022, Herbalife Nutrition Foundation’s Casa Herbalife program provided over 229,000 children across global communities with the proper nutrition needed to lead enriching lives. Since its inception, we have provided funding for 178 nonprofit organizations, such as, hospitals, orphanages, schools, and organizations, in over 59 countries.

To carry out our founder’s charge, the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation partners with charities and organizations (including Herbalife) to help provide the proper nutrition and education necessary for the wellness of children and communities. The organization responds in the most dire of crises by contributing to disaster relief efforts around the world. In times of need, the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation partners with Feed The Children and the American Red Cross to provide funding for food, supplies, blankets, clothing, and shelter for communities and children globally affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian crises. Each year, the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation recognizes the incredible people who make lifesaving contributions around the world and reflect our Founder’s vision and the HNF mission.

Learn about how to support the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation mission here.


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“With proper nutrition, our children become strong and healthy, and able to focus on the joy of childhood instead of just survival.” – Gerda, CEO, Acres of Love Casa Program in South Africa