Offering tastier and healthier choices

Tastier and Healthier Choices

We want to encourage healthy diets and address malnutrition in all its forms by offering healthier products, so we’re launching more nutritious, high-quality foods and beverages, simplifying ingredient lists, and removing artificials.

Improving Nutrition

We’re working to improve the nutritional profile of our people and pet foods across our portfolio wherever possible, while also making more plant-based and nutrient dense options available and simplifying our ingredients.

  • We are implementing product date labeling standards across our products to provide clear and consistent communications on-pack. This includes “Best if used by,” to describe product quality, and “Use by,” for highly perishable foods that may present food safety concerns over time.
  • In Outshine products, we have added more real fruit and fruit juices and reduced sugar by an average of 11%.
  • We introduced Boost SimplyComplete nutritional drinks. SimplyComplete delivers balanced nutrition with only nine ingredients, plus a blend of 25 vitamins and minerals and no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.

Innovating within our portfolio

With a focus on simplifying ingredients while maintaining the same great tastes consumers love, we are also innovating products and updating our recipes across the U.S. food and beverage portfolio. We’re adding more offerings with benefits our consumers are looking for such as organic ingredients, non-GMO ingredients, and gluten-free options.

  • Gerber transitioned all formulas under its Good Start brand to no GMO ingredients, and it is the only infant formula brand to include probiotics in all milk-based powder formulas.
  • Stouffer’s announced a commitment to simplify recipes, starting with Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce.
  • Our popular Lean Cuisine brand continues to offer more choices to cater to consumers’ individual needs, such as high protein, made with organic ingredients, gluten-free, and more vegetables.
  • Our popular Buitoni brand, known for its freshly made refrigerated pasta and sauces already made without artificial colors or flavors, moved to no GMO ingredients, the first national brand in the refrigerated pasta category to do so.
  • We relaunched our Coffee-mate Natural Bliss portfolio with no-GMO ingredients, as well as milk and cream from cows not treated with rBST.
  • In 2018, Purina reformulated Pro Plan Savor dry formulas to include guaranteed levels of live probiotics to support digestive health. The probiotics are live microorganisms that work to balance levels of bacteria in the intestines and help maintain microflora balance in the gastrointestinal tract.

Supporting Nutrition Policy

With 97% of U.S. households buying Nestlé brands, we have a tremendous opportunity to make an impact on Americans’ diets. But one company can’t change the whole system. That’s why we’ve supported strong nutrition policy for an even greater public health impact.

  • Nestlé welcomed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rules on the revision of the Nutrition and Supplemental Facts labels and updating of the serving sizes, which we believe will help consumers make more informed choices in the grocery aisle.
  • We also supported for the voluntary sodium-reduction guidelines set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Nestlé also has endorsed sodium targets on a global level aligned with the World Health Organization.

Where we make an impact

Driven by our company purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future, we have defined three overarching ambitions which will guide our work towards achieving our 2020 commitments and supporting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our global efforts in these areas are supported through 42 commitments.

Learn more about Nestlé's global approach to support the planet