Nutritious products for children

Our commitment: Provide nutritionally sound products designed for children

Our commitment: Provide nutritionally sound products designed for children

We assess all our foods and beverages for children against the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation (NF) criteria, which are based on nutrition science and globally accepted public health dietary recommendations. A food or beverage must meet all the criteria to attain NF ‘Yes’ status, meaning that we consider it appropriate for consumers as part of a balanced diet.

Our objective

By 2015: Maintain our children’s products portfolio at 100% NF yes status using specific criteria for children as per official recommendations.

Our progress

We offer a broad range of foods and beverages for children around the world, and ensuring all of these offerings are healthy and tasty represents a significant challenge. When it comes to reformulating a product, we have to carefully optimise our recipes to preserve taste while reducing public health sensitive nutrients, such as sodium and added sugars, in accordance with the criteria set by the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System (NNPS).

Children’s products meeting Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria (%)

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Year 2013 2014 2015
Progress 96% 98% 99%

By the end of 2015, we achieved our objective: virtually all our children’s products (99%), including Popularly Positioned Products (PPPs), met all the NNPS criteria for children. We will maintain this level of performance in 2016 with tailored innovations and by carefully monitoring our products at a market level, establishing action plans when necessary to address any gaps identified. As of 2016, we will also include products from our Wyeth acquisition.

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