Nestlé in the U.S.: Healthy Individuals & Families

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Nestlé in the U.S.: Healthy Individuals & Families

Our 2030 ambition: Help 50 million children to lead healthier lives

Food is not just a source of nutrition, it also brings us together as families or friends. It is part of every culture. It also presents one of the largest public health challenges ever. According to the WHO, obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980. More worryingly, since 2014 almost 2 billion adults were overweight and over one third of those obese. Likewise the number of children under 5 considered overweight or obese has risen to over 40 million in the last 3 years.

At the same time, hunger and inadequate nutrition poses a serious threat in many countries. The UN estimates that over 795 million people around the world do not get enough food to eat to lead a healthy, active life. That is 1 in 9 people. Over 100 million children are underweight.

The UN believes the food industry has a vital role to play in helping enable healthier lives. At Nestlé we believe this too. We want to help shape a better and healthier world. This was how we started more than 150 years ago when our founder Henri Nestlé created an infant cereal that saved the life of a child.

Today we support individuals and their families with tastier and healthier choices. We know how important it is that people can enjoy a healthy diet so we are reducing salt, sugar and saturated fats in our products. We are also adding more wholegrains, fibre and vegetables. In countries where it is needed we fortify our products with essential nutrients, helping people to eat healthier.

Content from this campaign

Walking the Talk: How Nestlé USA is Tackling Obesity
By Veronica, Manager of Benefits Strategy and Excellence at Nestlé America’s obesity epidemic won’t be solved by any single agency, non-profit, or even a progressive company like Nestlé USA. We understand that no one-size-fits-all solution exists, yet realize we can play an important part in moving the needle on obesity....
Dec 28, 2017 12:15 PM ET
The Importance of Partnership in Feeding Our Nation’s Kids
by Tom Nelson, President & CEO of Share Our Strength During the holiday season thoughts often turn to gift giving, decorations and holiday treats. But it’s also a time to think of others, and those who have less. Even in our nation of plenty, 1 in 6 children in the United States struggle with hunger. The good news is that here at Share Our...
Dec 19, 2017 8:00 AM ET
Nestlé Partners with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to Support School Breakfast Programs
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Dec 15, 2017 2:00 PM ET
We’re Putting Our Money Where Your Mouth Is
by Paul Grimwood, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé USA People’s purchases can tell you a lot about them, whether it’s the clothes they favor, the food they crave, or the car they drive. The same could be said about a company’s investments and acquisitions. You can learn a lot about Nestlé by seeing where we put our money. Though we...
Oct 30, 2017 4:15 PM ET
Meet Mary Locke: Helping Chefs Put Nutrition at the Core of their Work
Mary Locke is a Chef at Nestlé Professional. Our goal at Nestlé Professional is to support the food service industry: helping our customers to operate more efficiently, sharing products and systems that will improve guest satisfaction and profitability, and delivering food and beverages that address a wide variety of nutrition, health...
Jul 28, 2017 9:35 AM ET