As part of our commitment to constantly improve the nutritional profile of our products, Nestlé has been reducing sugar in many products, especially children’s products, for years. Between 2000 and 2013 we reduced the amount of table sugar (a free sugar) in our products by 32%.
There is also more detail on how we do this in the Nestlé Policy on Sugars (pdf, 2 Mb).
Free sugars are defined by the WHO as “all monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, plus sugars naturally present in honey, syrup and fruit juices.” So for instance the sugar you would add to your tea, often called table sugar, is a free sugar.
Read more about our commitment to further reduce sugar.
Read our response to the WHO's Draft Guideline: Sugar Intake for Adults and Children
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