Offering tastier and healthier choices

Tastier and Healthier Choices

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

Nearly 2000 U.S. products renovated to improve nutrition and simplify ingredients in the past two years

Reduced sodium in U.S. products by 9%, the equivalent of 570 tons of salt

Launched new healthy plant-based meals through Sweet Earth and Lean Cuisine

Improving Nutrition


Improving Nutrition

We’re working to reduce added sugar, sodium, and saturated fat across our portfolio, while making more plant-based and nutrient dense options available and simplifying our ingredients.

  • Nestlé USA’s retail beverage division achieved an 8% sugar reduction in 2016, mostly due to sugar reductions in Nesquik powder and ready-to-drink during the last three years.
  • Around the world, Nestlé launched 1041 new products in 2017 that address specific nutritional needs and gaps of babies, children, expectant women or new mothers.
  • Beginning in 2014, Nestlé strengthened our longstanding policy on trans fat and committed to removing trans fat originating from partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) used as functional ingredients in all of our food and beverage products. By the end of 2016, we had met our goal, with trans fat from PHOs used as functional ingredients removed across our product lines, two years ahead of FDA’s 2018 deadline. By the end of 2016, we had achieved a 4% reduction, renovation work that we will continue, and we aim to reduce saturated fat by 10% by 2020.

Simplifying Ingredients


Simplifying Ingredients

With a focus on simplifying ingredient lists while maintaining the same great tastes consumers love, we are innovating products and updating 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, no 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.
  • In Outshine products, we have added more real fruit and fruit juices and reduced sugar by an average of 11%.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Supporting Nutrition Policy


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.

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