Nestlé in the U.S.: Healthy Individuals & Families

Our 2030 ambition: Help 50 million children to lead healthier lives

Food is not just a source of nutrition, it also brings us together as families or friends. It is part of every culture. It also presents one of the largest public health challenges ever. According to the WHO, obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980. More worryingly, since 2014 almost 2 billion adults were overweight and over one third of those obese. Likewise the number of children under 5 considered overweight or obese has risen to over 40 million in the last 3 years.

At the same time, hunger and inadequate nutrition poses a serious threat in many countries. The UN estimates that over 795 million people around the world do not get enough food to eat to lead a healthy, active life. That is 1 in 9 people. Over 100 million children are underweight.

The UN believes the food industry has a vital role to play in helping enable healthier lives. At Nestlé we believe this too. We want to help shape a better and healthier world. This was how we started more than 150 years ago when our founder Henri Nestlé created an infant cereal that saved the life of a child.

Today we support individuals and their families with tastier and healthier choices. We know how important it is that people can enjoy a healthy diet so we are reducing salt, sugar and saturated fats in our products. We are also adding more wholegrains, fibre and vegetables. In countries where it is needed we fortify our products with essential nutrients, helping people to eat healthier.

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Health & Healthcare

What Will We be Eating in 2019? A Nestlé Nutrition Expert (and More Than 2,000 Americans) Weigh In
After decades of staying on the cutting edge of food, I’ve learned that the world of nutrition moves fast. Now, I lead a team of nutrition and wellness professionals at Nestlé, helping to design new foods and beverages to give you the foods you love with the nutrition you crave.

Throughout the recent decades of our wellness-focused culture, we’ve seen fats, protein, and carbs all rise and fall in popularity. One thing that never changes? Flavor. Food has to taste good — if it doesn’t, we won’t eat it, no matter the potential health benefits. Every nutritionist knows this from day one, and luckily, the latest trends in functional food are packing more flavor than ever.

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How Nestlé Is Making it a Whole Lot Easier to Access Nutrition
As a life-long public health professional and nutrition adviser, I’m excited to share news that’s close to my heart. Today, Nestlé is №1 in the first-ever U.S. Access to Nutrition Index, a ranking of food and beverage companies’ success in using policies, practices, and product portfolios to address nutrition challenges.

While we appreciate the recognition, the real award for us is seeing our progress in improving access to healthy foods and knowing we’re making a difference in people’s lives. The ranking also confirmed that our strategy of embedding nutrition in our processes is paying off.

Three approaches helped differentiate us in this ranking and continue to guide our work moving forward.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Nestlé Achieves Top Spot in First U.S. Access to Nutrition Index
Nestlé is ranked highest in the first-ever U.S.-focused Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), which evaluates the policies, practices and product portfolios of ten food and beverage companies. This follows the release of the global index earlier this year, in which Nestlé also placed first.

Nestlé’s performance in the global and U.S. indices confirms its leadership and its contribution to tackling the pressing challenges of obesity and undernutrition globally and in the U.S.

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Here’s Why Nestlé is Going Big on Meatless Meals
For many people, a meal without meat isn’t a meal, but a growing number of consumers are choosing to enjoy it less often, as part of a ‘flexitarian’ diet that is healthier for them and better for the planet.

As demand rises, so too does the quality of prepared plant-based foods. Today’s meatless meals are tasty and filled with complex, savory flavors — and are no longer found lurking in the darker recesses of your local grocery store!

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Simple Steps to Relieve Mealtime Stress
Let’s be honest. By the end of summer, many parents are excited for back-to-school season. That is, until we remember the planning it takes to get back into a busy schedule. It can be tricky to balance new school and after-school activities while maintaining a “normal” household — especially around meal and snack times. I’ve found that being prepared and mapping out your family’s week really helps. Try these tips and tricks to encourage healthy behaviors and cut back on stress.

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Gerber’s Nutrition Research Puts Families on a Healthy Path
Gerber has a unique opportunity — and responsibility — to help put little ones on the path to a healthy life. Research shows children often establish life-long dietary patterns by age two. We all know that it’s easier to establish a good habit than it is to change a bad one. By eating well with their infants and toddlers every day, parents can support their kids’ health now and well into the future.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

How to Strengthen the (Work-Life) Balance Muscle
When I had my children more than two decades ago, I went back to work after four weeks. I even hid my pregnancies from my all-male team for as long as I could. I felt that if I didn’t, I’d be judged and my career would suffer.

Health & Healthcare

Nestlé Launches Global Nestlé for Healthier Kids Initiative in the U.S. through Partnership with the YMCA New Jersey State Alliance
Nestlé will bring its global flagship initiative, Nestlé for Healthier Kids to the United States through a kick-off event in Newark, N.J. today, that introduces the “Start Healthy, Stay Healthy” program.

Health & Healthcare

How Nutrition Data Can Be Used to Give Kids a Healthy Start
Stacey Ragin aims to make busy parents’ lives easier — and healthier — by teaching nutrition classes to parents in Newark, New Jersey. During her courses, offered as part of Nestlé’s Start Healthy, Stay Healthy program, she lays out the benefits of breastfeeding, provides tips for managing picky eaters, and makes suggestions for healthy snacks.

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Walking the Talk: How Nestlé USA is Tackling Obesity
America’s obesity epidemic won’t be solved by any single agency, non-profit, or even a progressive company like Nestlé USA. We understand that no one-size-fits-all solution exists, yet realize we can play an important part in moving the needle on obesity.

Nestlé USA is taking deliberate steps to help tackle this public health crisis with our products, from a relentless focus on reducing sugar, sodium, and saturated fat in our foods and beverages, to educating consumers on making healthier choices. Because our products have such significant reach — 97% of American consumers have a Nestlé product in their home — we believe this reformulation work can help improve health outcomes.

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