Nestlé to reduce its sugar content by 5%
Nestlé has pledged to reduce sugar in its products by 5% as part of its new global 'Nestlé for Healthier Kids' initiative.
The program includes the further development of healthier products and advice for families on nutrition and exercise. It aims at helping 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030.
With 'Nestlé for Healthier Kids', by 2020 the company pledges to: add at least 80g of vegetables to its products; add at least 16g of fiber-rich grains, pulses, nuts and seeds to products; further reduce salt by 10%; and complete the commitment taken in 2014, to reduce saturated fats by 10% in all relevant products that do not meet WHO recommendations.
Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, said: "Childhood is a time where life-long habits are formed. We want to help parents make healthier choices for their children. This is why we are accelerating our efforts to support families in raising healthier kids and we call on others to join us in this endeavor."