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

Simple Steps to Relieve Mealtime Stress
By Carol Savage, MS, RDN Nutrition, Health, & Wellness Manager & dietitian at @NestleUSA Let’s be honest. By the end of summer, many parents are excited for back-to-school season. That is, until we remember the planning it takes to get back into a busy schedule. It can be tricky to balance new school and after-school activities while maintaining a “normal” household — ...
Aug 31, 2018 12:00 PM ET
Gerber’s Nutrition Research Puts Families on a Healthy Path
By Bill Partyka, President & CEO — Gerber Products Company My son is grown now, but the memory of the exhausting, sleepless nights after we brought him home from the hospital always stays fresh. Like many new parents, we were nervous about everything. Were our babies eating enough? Too much? Getting the right nutrients? How would we know if they were...
Jun 21, 2018 1:45 PM ET
How to Strengthen the (Work-Life) Balance Muscle
By Judy Cascapera, Chief People Officer at Nestlé USA When I had my children more than two decades ago, I went back to work...
May 30, 2018 11:25 AM ET
How Nutrition Data Can Be Used to Give Kids a Healthy Start
By Wendy Johnson, Ph.D, MPH, RD Nutrition, Health & Wellness VP at @NestleUSA, former NIH public health nutrition and health...
May 29, 2018 9:15 AM ET
Nestlé Launches Global Nestlé for Healthier Kids Initiative in the U.S. through Partnership with the YMCA New Jersey State Alliance
ARLINGTON, VA, May 23, 2018 /3BL Media/  - Nestlé will bring its global flagship initiative, Nestlé for Healthier Kids to the United States through a kick-off event in Newark, N.J. today, that introduces the “Start Healthy, Stay Healthy” program. Globally, Nestlé for Healthier Kids uses Nestlé’s industry-leading innovation to support families in raising healthy kids, with the goal of...
May 24, 2018 9:20 AM ET