Why it matters
Globally, there is a lack of understanding about what a good food portion looks like. Although sizes in general are increasing, intake of nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and whole grains are simultaneously declining – which can contribute to adverse health outcomes (Cochrane).
We are well placed and committed to contributing to solutions through our Nestlé Portion Guidance initiative, designed to help consumers make informed food choices as part of a balanced diet.
Demonstrating our commitment
Partnering for portion sizes in Australia
In Australia, we are chairing an Industry Best Practice Guide Working Group (The Guide), as part of the government’s Healthy Food Partnership strategy. This partnership is a collaborative effort between the Australian government, the public health sector and the food industry. It is proposed that the working group will support food companies in incorporating nutrition information as a key driver in labeling decisions regarding the size of servings and the size of food and drinks offered. The aim of The Guide is to cooperatively tackle the problems of overweight and obesity by encouraging healthy eating and empowering the industry to make positive changes.