ZHUHAI, China, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yum China Holdings, Inc.'s (" Yum China") (NYSE:YUMC) KFC Health Foundation hosted its ninth annual conference today in Zhuhai, China. The conference was attended by representatives from Yum China Leadership Team, KFC brand team, and the China Red Cross Foundation ("CRCF"), as well as scientists, scholars and experts in nutrition and health services from around the country.
"Nutrition is fundamental to the well-being of Chinese people and we are pleased to support the Healthy China 2030 plan through a wide range of research and educational initiatives," said Micky Pant, CEO of Yum China. "Over the past decade, the Yum China KFC Health Foundation has supported extensive research into the development of nutrition and we are committed to improving understanding of balanced diets throughout China." The Healthy China 2030 plan, recently released by the State Council, outlines the government's goal of increasing the average life expectancy of Chinese people to 79 years and achieving the same health outcomes as high-income countries by 2030. Yum China partnered with the CRCF to establish the Yum China KFC Health Foundation in 2007. Since then, it has provided RMB 15 million (approximately USD 2.2 million) to support over 50 science research and education programs to improve the eating habits of Chinese people.