Nestle's Commitment: Build Knowledge Leadership in Children’s Nutrition

Nestle's Commitment: Build Knowledge Leadership in Children’s Nutrition

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:30am

CAMPAIGN: Nestlé Creating Shared Value Report

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Nestlé has a long history of working with advocacy groups, community organizations and local agencies to support physical activity and healthy eating among school-age children. We are involved with a wide range of public-private sponsorships in the United States and around the world. While driving behavior change toward healthier diets and lifestyles is a global challenge, we are developing initiatives that are contributing to the health of local communities and their kids right here in the United States.

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives: Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives, created by Nestlé in the United States in partnership with the National Education Association, is part of the Nestlé Healthy Kids Global Program, a larger global commitment by Nestlé to create shared value through Nutrition, Health and Wellness awareness among school-age children. This program continues to provide educators with free innovative tools to educate students about good nutrition and physical activity. Materials are available online at 

Encouraging Healthy Eating for Infants and Toddlers: The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Early Childhood Nutrition Program tackles childhood obesity rates in local communities by teaching parents and caregivers of children 0 to 3 years simple ways of improving the diets of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We’re partnering with academic institutions and community organizations to deliver an unbranded, peer-reviewed curriculum and training for local residents who then act as advocates and peer educators in their communities. This program covers topics including the importance of breastfeeding, how to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, healthy snacking, dealing with fussy eaters and recognizing hunger and fullness cues. Building on our previous obesity prevention work in Newark, New Jersey, in 2014 we unveiled a partnership with Rutgers University-Newark and Program for Parents, Inc. to serve expectant mothers and families with young children in the Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood. We launched a similar partnership in the Woodland neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama, where we are working with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions and Woodlawn Foundation to educate parents, caregivers and students about preventing obesity through early childhood nutrition. 

To learn more about the Nestlé in the U.S. 2014 Creating Shared Value report, visit our website.