To enhance global understanding of children’s nutritional needs and guide our product portfolio development, we, at Nestlé, conduct studies around the world in collaboration with local partners, including both the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) and the Kids Nutrition and Health Study (KIDS) in select countries to better understand children’s dietary intakes and the impact of factors such as meal timing, types of foods consumed at each meal and feeding practices.
We are expanding our kids’ products portfolio to further help meet the needs of children throughout the day. We do this by designing science-based nutritious and exciting foods and beverages for children, while continuously improving nutrition in existing products.
Running at schools, in stores, online, and in communities, Nestlé offers a variety of programs and services aimed at improving nutrition and promoting healthier lifestyles.
For more on Nestlé for Healthier Kids, please visit the below pages.
Gerber provides a range of organic baby food suitable from the age of six months. Two variants of organic infant cereals were launched in 2020: wheat, oats and banana; and wheat, oats and vanilla.
Cerelac Farmer’s selection offers a choice of four tasty variants made with five cereals and quinoa, and fortified with Iron and 11 vitamins. Free of added sucrose, artificial flavors or added preservatives, they are suitable for babies from the age of six months.
Gerber fruits and vegetables puree pouches, are organic and gluten free, made with all-natural ingredients, and contain no artificial flavors, colors, added preservatives or added sugars.
Gerber puffs and biscuits are organic and gluten free nutritious snacks for babies. They are easy to pick up and eat, are made with all-natural ingredients and contain no artificial flavors, colors, added preservatives, added sugars or salt. All babies get are real fruits and vegetables.
NIDO THREE Plus is free of sucrose, fortified with vitamins and minerals and enriched with probiotics and other nutrients that supports brain and visual development, and gut defenses.
NIDO offers a fortified milk powder designed to support the nutritional needs of school-aged children and made with 100% natural cow milk with no artificial flavors, colors, or added preservatives.
Vitamins A, C, D, and Zinc are added to support healthy immunity, Iron to support proper cognitive development, and Calcium and vitamin D to promote healthy growth of bones and teeth.
Nestlé Fortified Nutritious Formula provides a dairy-based formula fortified with Iron, Zinc, vitamins A, C, and D, with no artificial flavors, colors, or added preservatives.
Two recommended daily glasses provide more than 50% of daily Iron needs of school-aged children.
It is also designed to help support strong immunity, healthy brain development, and proper development of bones and teeth in children.
Nesquik organic breakfast cereal contains at least 50% wholegrains that are known to be naturally rich in essential micronutrients. It’s 100% organic with no artificial colors, flavors, or added preservatives.
Honey Cheerios cereal bars are a nutritious breakfast option for kids, launched in 2020 in the Middle East and North Africa. They are made with wholegrains as their number one ingredient, consisting of at least 38% wholegrains, and include five different types of wholegrain cereals that infuse rich and diverse nutritional value.
The bars are prepared with the delicious honey taste kids love, with no added artificial colors or flavors. They are also a source of Calcium and B-vitamins which are essential for normal growth and development.
A fun bear-shaped wholegrain cereal portion, NAT Bears was launched to encourage children to consume more milk for optimal growth and development.
The bars are made with wholegrain as their number one ingredient, consisting of at least 50% wholegrains as well as all-natural ingredients.
Maggi is applying its 'Simply Delicious and Nutritious' principles across its product range, using only ingredients consumers know and love, more plant-based ingredients such as vegetables, and fiber-rich grains and legumes, fortifying its products with essential micronutrients and reducing their salt and fat content.
In the Middle East and North Africa, Maggi has developed a range of kids soups and meal kits designed as per the nutritional needs of school-aged kids (4-8 years old) made with locally common spices, herbs, vegetables, and grains. These products are free of added artificial colors, flavors, or added preservatives, and offer children one of their five a day recommended vegetable servings.
Now in more than 80 countries and having already provided support to over 80 million children, the Nestlé for Healthier Kids school nutrition education program helps raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and active lifestyles among school-aged children around the world.
Good food decisions start in-store. Through retail and e-retail initiatives, we use our influence, and that of our retail partners, to encourage parents to fill their shopping baskets with healthier options and to encourage kids to change from being passive to active participants in the shopping journey, hence shaping their behaviors.
A “virtual pet” – essentially a digital fish appearing to swim in a child’s belly which gets happier and vigorous with more water consumption, and sad and slow when sweetened drinks replace water – TummyFish aims to encourage children to choose water over sugary drinks.
Adopting good nutrition habits from an early age is essential to becoming a healthy adult. The Nestlé Baby & me website offers personalized nutrition services to parents in the first 1,000 days of life - from pregnancy through to the baby’s second birthday.
A key factor in encouraging healthy habits is to get children excited about nutritious food. Research shows that involving children in food preparation increases the likelihood that they will try more fruits and vegetables. In 2019, Nestlé launched a global online campaign, #CookTogether...
International Chefs Day, celebrated annually on October 20, involves chefs from around the world working together with teachers and parents to share their love for healthy cooking and teach children basic healthy cooking skills.