According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 650 million adults globally were obese in 2016 – almost triple the number in 1975 – while over 340 million children aged 5-19 were overweight or obese.
Nestlé is helping to tackle obesity by offering tastier and healthy choices for kids and families, inspiring people to lead healthier lives and building, sharing and applying nutrition knowledge.
We are reducing salt, sugar and saturated fat in our foods and beverages to ensure nutritious Nestlé products, and increasing vegetables, fiber-rich grains, pulses, nuts and seeds.
We are addressing the problem of under-nutrition or malnutrition by adding micronutrients to foods and beverages in countries where there are known deficiencies.
Through our flagship initiative, Nestlé for Healthier Kids, our ambition is to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030, through reformulation and innovation, plus nutrition and lifestyle services for parents and caregivers.
In 2020, we launched 1210 new options as part of our mission to make healthier products that are accessible and enjoyable. Many of our new and reformulated products have been developed using research from the Nestlé Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) and the Kids and Kids Nutrition and Health Study (KNHS). By combining our findings with our global reach, we have been able to help millions of children across the world lead healthier, happier lives.
Nestlé is committed to providing clear nutritional information on all our packs, at point-of-sale and online, and to offering food portion guidance. Through our marketing we promote healthy cooking, eating and lifestyles. We only market foods and beverage to older children, and only products that are part of a nutritious, balanced diet.
Nestlé ranked first in the 2021 Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), which rates the world’s largest food and beverage companies on their nutrition-related commitments and performance across seven categories: governance, products, accessibility, marketing, lifestyles, labelling and engagement.
Find out more
- Read more about our Nestlé Healthy Kids program
- Read more about our commitment to further reduce sugar, salt and fat
- Read more about our Policy on Sugars (pdf, 2Mb)
- Read more about our Policy on Sodium (Salt) (pdf, 2Mb)
- Read more about our Policy on Saturated Fat (pdf, 1Mb)
- Read more about our Policy on Trans Fat (pdf, 1Mb)