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Aramark Joins the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Legacy Sponsor CVS Health to Advance Student Health and Education


New 5-Year Commitment Will Support SMART™ Student Health Centers in
K–12 Schools

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), multi-cultural partner for
SMART™ Student Health, is pleased to announce that Aramark (NYSE:ARMK),
a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has joined
Legacy Funder, CVS Health, and SMART™ architect, Ginn Group Consulting
(GGC), to support development of SMART™ Student Health and Wellness
Centers in K–12 schools across the country.

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Aramark joins the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Legacy Sponsor CVS Health to support development of SMART™ Student Health and Wellness Centers in K–12 schools across the country. (Photo: Business Wire)

SMART™, which stands for School Health Model for Academics Reaching All
and Transforming Lives, is a solution dedicated to improving individual
student and school academic outcomes by proactively delivering Active
Access to physical and behavioral health care interventions within K–12
schools. It possesses a five-year track record of uniquely outstanding
reach, results and impacts. Currently, there are SMART™ Centers in
several schools in Chicago and rural Alabama, with plans to expand to
other cities over the next 5 years.

"We are so grateful to have another industry leader help advance student
health and education," said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, HHF.
"Aramark's generous grant will allow us to build the infrastructure to
maintain fidelity to the model, scale, expand and replicate SMART™
Centers across the country, and ultimately help break the cycle of
poverty by supporting educators and eliminating or reducing the barriers
to student success."

"We are proud to join this powerful coalition, led by CVS Health and
Ginn Group Consulting, that is making a significant, long-term impact on
the health, well-being and academic achievement of young people," said
Eric J. Foss, Aramark's Chairman, President and CEO. "As part of our
mission to enrich and nourish lives, we focus on initiatives that
advance health and wellness, and strengthen local communities. The
SMART™ model is a truly innovative solution with impressive, holistic
outcomes for schools, students and communities."

In addition to the 5-year, multi-million dollar grant from the Aramark
Charitable Fund, the company will also lend its expertise as a leader in
K–12 nutrition, incorporating its Healthy for Life® and Feed Your
Potential™ nutrition education and engagement programs into the SMART™

"To have a national leader like Aramark, come alongside our
extraordinary Legacy Funder, CVS Health and Cultural Advisor, HHF, and
make such an extraordinary investment in the purpose and mission of
SMART™ is incredibly affirming and exciting for all of our
stakeholders," said Melanie Ginn, CEO of GGC, and architect of the new

Expansion for 2018 includes three new SMART™ Centers in Pickens County
Alabama, in partnership with the University of Alabama and Dr. Julia
Boothe and two additional sites in Chicago at Gale Community Academy and
Hibbard Elementary with medical provider partner Heartland Health

SMART™ was developed in Chicago in 2013 and recently marked 5 years of
successful operation at its flagship site. Heartland was recruited in
2016 to serve as the medical provider partner. The flagship site has
routinely reached 98% of the student population, increasing attendance
by 3-4%, and improving the school's academic metrics and rating, at
lower operational costs than traditional models. The data collected from
this nationally-recognized model has been shared in Washington, D.C. to
members of Congress as a best practice innovation by Dr. Liza
Cariaga-Lo, Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and
Inclusion at Brown University, (as a Formative Evaluation). Ginn
recently presented to The Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs,
founded and led by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

The SMART™ Model will again be featured at the Second Annual SMART™
Congressional Briefing and Symposium in Washington, D.C. on December 4th
and 5th, 2018 hosted by Ginn Group Consulting and the Hispanic Heritage
Foundation and sponsored by CVS Health and Aramark.

About Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation promotes cultural pride,
accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public
awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York,
Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit
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About Ginn Group Consulting

Ginn Group Consulting (GGC), led by President and CEO Melanie Ginn, is a
nationally recognized design management firm with a proven track record
in delivering exceptional outcomes and incisive analysis for clients.
GGC brings objective and insightful perspective and expertise to review,
research, develop, and deliver advanced business and legal analysis,
strategies, and solutions. Learn more at

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world
champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the
world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and
cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around
the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and
nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,
facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social
responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse
workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our
environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as
one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an
employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn
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