Hasbro Recognized for Employee Health and Wellness Programs
April 29, 2016

Hasbro Named a “Health Champion” by the American Diabetes Association

hasbroPAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced that it has been named a “Health Champion” by the American Diabetes Association for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. To qualify for the Health Champion designation, a company must meet healthy living criteria in three areas: Nutrition and Weight Management, Physical Activity and Organizational Well-Being.

“We recognize that our employees are our greatest strength and most valuable asset, so we’re deeply committed to supporting the health and well-being of our people,” said Dolph Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Hasbro. “I’m proud that Hasbro has been recognized for our commitment in this area because it’s something we take very seriously.”

Hasbro offers a variety of initiatives and services to help employees achieve adopt and maintain healthy habits, including: on-site fitness centers, healthful meals in the company cafeterias, programming dedicated to mindfulness and meditation, Weight Watchers at Work, yoga classes, 5k training, and smoking cessation plans. Hasbro’s programs are designed to support the whole employee across four areas: movement, nutrition, health and happiness.

In addition to this recognition from the American Diabetes Association, Hasbro has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite and by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island with a 2016 Worksite Health Award.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer products licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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