Since the end of 2014, 100% of our children’s products meet Nestlé Nutrition Foundation Criteria. Kate Cole | Registered Dietitian – Nutrition, Health & Wellness Manager
As a Food and Beverage leader, nutrition is at the very heart of everything we do.
We use a set of internal, science-based criteria to assess the nutrition credentials of our products based on serving size. We call this the Nestlé Nutrition Foundation (NF) and it is based on recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine. The criteria are category and age specific. To achieve NF, a product must meet all the nutrient criteria for its respective category, including calories, added sugar, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium.
To ensure taste preference and better nutrition go hand-in-hand, we assess our major products through our 60/40+ program, which requires that at least 60 percent of a consumer panel prefers the taste of Nestlé’s product over the competitors’. Each product is also assessed against the NF criteria and the nutritional profile of our competitors’ products. We set important goals and high targets to continually improve our products and services.