Nutritious products for children

Our commitment: Provide nutritionally sound products designed for children



Our commitment: Provide nutritionally sound products designed for children


Our objectives

By 2014 – 100% of our children’s products meet Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria for children, based on nutrition science and dietary recommendations, such as those published by the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine.

By 2015 – Maintain at 100% our children’s products that meet all Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria for children.


Our progress

At the end of 2014, 98% of our children’s products met all of the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria for children (2013: 96%). We continued to work with renowned scientists to review the strength and breadth of our Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria. Products that were reformulated to meet the criteria in 2014 include Milkybar cream dessert (40% reduction in saturated fat; for launch in 2015); Pirulo ice lollies (35% reduction in sugar); and Mio yoghurt (18% reduction in sugar).

From January 2015, all of our children’s products will be manufactured to meet Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria.


Our perspective

Our aim is to contribute to improving children’s food environments by assessing all children’s products against international public health recommendations, such as those of the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine.

We manufacture and sell products in many countries. This poses both nutrition and public health science challenges, and also challenges for our own Nutritional Profiling System, which must reflect changes in public health priorities. Another important hurdle we face is accurately capturing and tracking the development of all our recipes across the globe in a single IT system. Our product portfolio will continue to evolve; with more than 1 billion Nestlé servings consumed every day, this will be a significant and ongoing task.


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Notes:

The Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria are based on nutrition science and public health dietary recommendations, such as those of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Institute of Medicine and other global or local authorities. Our products are evaluated against these criteria, using the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System, which determines their nutritional value and whether they achieve the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation status.

Products for which 50% or more of consumers are below 12 years of age, or are designed for or perceived as being designed for this age group.

We have identified all products in the outstanding 2% which are at different stages of the approval and/or registration process at market level before the product can be launched.