E-Learning Company Joins Forces with National Environmental Health Association in Advancing Food Safety Training Throughout U.S.

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e-Learning courses powered by MindLeaders endorsed by 71 year old environmental health association

to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all

MindLeaders, Inc. and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) have announced a cooperative agreement that provides for the development and distribution of new online and instructor led food safety training programs.

Formal announcement of the agreement is expected at NEHA's 72nd Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition June 22 through June 25, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona.

"NEHA's partnership with MindLeaders has greatly enhanced our capacity to provide effective learning materials to food service industry trainers, managers, and employees while helping us to meet our goal of strengthening the foundation of food safety training in the United States," says Nelson Fabian, NEHA's executive director. "NEHA does not choose its partners lightly. After thoroughly researching this company and asking many tough questions, we were impressed not only with MindLeaders' track record and expertise, but with the opportunity available for us to further the goals of the environmental health profession and to increase our business opportunities. We look forward to a long and healthy future together."

When fully implemented, the program will complement NEHA's core products that include instructional texts for managers and food handlers as well as on-line food safety training programs.

The cooperative agreement combines MindLeaders expertise in the design and development of content-rich, highly engaging and interactive e-Learning with the regulatory expertise of NEHA- expertise gained through close affiliation with health departments and agencies throughout the U.S.

"Because of NEHA's access to in-depth environmental health resources including food safety experts, epidemiology resources and the most advanced research in the field, this partnership will ensure that the products that result from our association will meet the latest regulatory requirements in every jurisdiction that an establishment is located. The strength of the NEHA brand will provide assurance to the owners of these establishments that their managers and employees are getting the very best food safety training available anywhere in the nation." says Bill Vear, MindLeaders Sales Director, who will oversee deployment of the NEHA program. "Our unique delivery system, the pen-based tablet PC, eL-Box, will bring training right into the food establishment without the need for an internet connection."

About MindLeaders:

An early pioneer of e-Learning, MindLeaders brings 27 years of experience in the technology-based, self-paced training field to the challenges of comprehensive Food Safety training. The Company's e-Learning products include over 2,200 courses, complete online reference library, personal learning advisor, centralized administration/ reporting and online helpdesk, all, accessible, 24/7, via the internet.

About NEHA:

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) was incorporated in 1937 to create a national professional society for environmental health practitioners. For the 5000 individual, organization and college members, NEHA's mission, "to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all" is represented in the services provided for the profession. NEHA offers seven national credentials, produces the Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition, publishes the widely-respected and peer-reviewed Journal of Environmental Health, serves as a "one stop shop" for publications in virtually every area of the environmental health field through its online bookstore, posts job openings on its online JobCenter, provides networking and committee participation opportunities, develops positions on timely and serious environmental health concerns, and provides several other services, serving as a constant resource for the environmental health professional.

Editorial Contact:

MindLeaders: John McCann, Marketing Communications Manager, jmccann @ mindleaders.com

NEHA: Christine Hollenbeck, Program Administrator
chollenbeck @ neha.org

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