Nestlé Achieves Top Spot in First U.S. Access to Nutrition Index
Top U.S. rank follows #1 position in global index released May 2018
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nestlé is ranked highest in the first-ever U.S.-focused Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI), which evaluates the policies, practices and product portfolios of 10 food and beverage companies. This follows the release of the global index earlier this year, in which Nestlé also placed first.
Nestlé’s performance in the global and U.S. indices confirms its leadership and its contribution to tackling the pressing challenges of obesity and undernutrition globally and in the United States.
The index highlights Nestlé’s continuous improvement of its diverse product portfolio through reformulating its foods, acquiring brands that delight consumers and reflect their evolving approach to wellness, and delivering and promoting healthy hydration. It also notes that Nestlé has an industry-leading Parent Support Policy that provides generous paid parental leave and supports breastfeeding mothers at work.
“We are proud that ATNI recognized our steady progress to meet our nutrition commitments, to transparently communicate with consumers and to support the wellness of our employees,” said Wendy Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, Vice President of Nutrition Health and Wellness for Nestlé. “As a business, our growth strategy is driven by a deep focus on how consumers are evolving, which makes our focus on nutrition and wellness ever more relevant. We will conduct a full review of ATNI’s assessment of our U.S. practices to determine areas where we can further evolve and strengthen our approach.”
Nestlé is working to meet consumers’ needs across a diverse product portfolio –for every part of the day and every stage of life. Its work to improve the profile of its products, promote healthy hydration and healthy lifestyles, and conduct research is helping the company pave a path toward improved health. Nestlé demonstrates its commitment to nutrition and health through initiatives like Nestlé for Healthier Kids, with a global goal of helping 50 million children worldwide live healthier lives by 2030. In the U.S., Nestlé supports this initiative by helping to provide nutrition education for parents of young children through its “Start Healthy, Stay Healthy” program, which focuses on the first 1,000 days.
More information on Nestlé’s commitments is available at Nestléusa.com/csv.
Nestlé in the U.S.
Nestlé in the United States is committed to being a trusted leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our 48,000 employees in the United States are committed to enhancing quality of life, contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, our communities, and the planet. Nestlé in the U.S. offers a wide and varied portfolio of food and beverage products for people and their pets throughout their lives. Nestlé in the U.S. consists of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. The United States is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the United States totaling more than $27 billion in 2017. For more information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.
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