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

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.

Content from this campaign

What Will We be Eating in 2019? A Nestlé Nutrition Expert (and More Than 2,000 Americans) Weigh In
By Kelly Malley, Director of Nestlé Nutrition, Health and Wellness Center of Excellence 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...
Dec 17, 2018 9:45 AM ET
How Nestlé Is Making it a Whole Lot Easier to Access Nutrition
By Wendy Johnson, Ph.D, MPH, RD, Nutrition, Health & Wellness VP at Nestlé USA 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. ...
Nov 16, 2018 10:15 AM ET
Nestlé Achieves Top Spot in First U.S. Access to Nutrition Index
ARLINGTON, Va., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - 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 ...
Nov 15, 2018 4:30 PM ET
Here’s Why Nestlé is Going Big on Meatless Meals
By Andrew Eccles, Manager of Digital Content 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. The diet is no fad. A 2017 study found that 69% of Germans, for example, and 38% of Americans eat...
Nov 15, 2018 9:35 AM ET
Simple Steps to Relieve Mealtime Stress
By Carol Savage, MS, RDN Nutrition, Health, & Wellness Manager & dietitian at @NestleUSA 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 — ...
Aug 31, 2018 12:00 PM ET