December 12, 2011 3:55 PM
How do you do, everyone? I'm Masumi Suzuki of Tokyo HR Group.
Today let me tell you about the TABLE FOR TWOTWO (TFT) program, which was introduced at a cafeteria at our Tokyo head office on October 3.
Launched in autumn 2007, TFT is a social action program run by TABLE FOR TWO International, a nonprofit organization founded in Japan. Under the concept of "A donation of 20 yen per meal in developed countries leads to one meal in developing countries," the program is designed to address the problems of obesity and lifestyle-related illnesses in developed countries as well as hunger in developing countries — Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and South Africa. Many companies and organizations participate in this program to contribute to society and support health management of their staff members.
With the support of Tokyo Catering Co., Ltd., our cafeteria service provider, a TFT menu that meets the TFT guidelines (low-calorie, well-balanced healthy menu including many vegetables) is offered daily at our cafeteria and 20 yen is donated from the sale of each meal.
To prepare for the introduction of this program, we publicized the program through posters one week before and distributed fliers the day before. Maybe through such efforts, the TFT menu has been popular among health-conscious people and people on diets.
▲ Everyone is enjoying TFT meals
▲ I choose a TFT meal every day because I'm on a diet.
We intend to keep offering TFT menus that will focus not only on low calorie content but also on tastiness.
It has been only one month since the program was introduced at our cafeteria, but I hope that it will give everyone an opportunity to think about the current state of African countries far away from Japan as an issue close at hand.
♪ Related link： TABLE FOR TWO website http://www.tablefor2.org/tft_usa/