Our commitment: Reduce sugars in our products
By 2016 – Reduce sugar content by an average of 10% from 2013 levels in all relevant products that do not meet the NF criteria for sugar.
Nestlé is strongly committed to helping consumers meet the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommendation to consume less than 10% of daily calories from added sugars, as illustrated by our recently updated Nestlé Policy on Sugars. We also support the FDA’s proposal to require added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Label.
We made progress in 2015 toward our objective of a 10% reduction. Our continual challenge is to develop solutions that allow us to provide more nutritious versions of our foods and beverages while meeting consumers’ preferences for taste. We continue to identify projects to reduce sugar and this work will continue beyond 2016.
Another key priority area is providing clear, on-pack portion guidance information as part of our company-wide commitment to nutrition, health, and wellness. We are also changing many of our product sizes and packaging to better support our portion guidance recommendations.
Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System
Sweet Treats Portion Guidance
Nestlé Policy on Sugars
Notes: Relevant products means to exclude exemptions (Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Purina Petcare, plain water/coffee/tea, Confectionery gifting, Culinary free-dosing and table-top seasonings, and products designed for children below four years of age as other legal considerations are relevant) and where regulations are not allowed.
The Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria are based on nutrition science and public health dietary recommendations, such as those of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Institute of Medicine and other global or U.S. authorities, such as the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Our products are evaluated against these criteria, using the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System, which determines their nutritional value and whether they achieve the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation status.