Launching more nutritious foods and beverages

Our commitment: Launch more foods and beverages that are nutritious, especially for mothers-to-be, new mothers and infants and children.

nutritious foods and beverages

Making our portfolio healthier and tastier

Nestlé is providing access to tastier, healthier, convenient, premium and affordable foods and beverages. Our research documents the formulation of new and better tailored food and beverage solutions. The Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System helps us to continually improve our existing recipes, making it easier for people to adopt a healthy diet.

We particularly focus on popular, affordable foods and beverages.

Progress against our objectives


Our objectives Our results

By 2020: In both developed and developing countries, design and launch foods and beverages that address the daily nutritional needs and key nutritional gaps of infants, children up to age 12, new mothers and mothers-to-be.

1041 new products were launched in 2017 addressing specific nutritional needs and gaps of babies, children, expectant women or new mothers.

82.1% of our foods and beverages achieved Nestlé Nutritional Foundation (NF) status (% of total sales). We have moved from reporting the number of products with NF status to a percentage of total products, to provide a clear picture of progress.

Foods and beverages for children achieving NF status*:

  • 2017: 92.5%**
  • 2016: 95%
  • 2015: 99%

* By children’s foods and beverages, we mean those where 50% or more of the consumers are less than 12 years of age, or that have been designed (or perceived as being designed) for this age group. Assessment is completed with children-appropriate criteria.

** Due to ongoing automation, a few product categories are not yet reflected here.