Apply and explain nutrition information on packs, at point-of-sale and online
Providing nutritional information
The information we provide about our foods and beverages should support consumers to make healthier choices.
Why it matters
We have a responsibility to communicate about our foods and beverages, including the ingredients they contain and their nutritional value, in an easy-to-understand way so that consumers can make informed choices. With the growing use and capabilities of mobile devices, we’re able to share more information online and aren’t limited by the space available on our packaging.
We want to help individuals and families eat well, and one of the best ways to do that is to be clear and transparent about what’s in our products. We promote our products, the ingredients they contain and their nutritional value in an easy-to-understand way.
What we are doing
We are providing clear, science-based nutritional information on-pack. We are also providing more detailed information on subjects such as health information, portion sizes, and even a brand or product's social or environmental impacts online. We work in line with the Codex Alimentarius as well as other best practices to ensure harmonisation of nutrition requirements of Indian food regulations.
Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) Labelling System
The Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labelling system provides guidance on the daily energy intake and key defined nutrients on the front of pack to enable consumers to evaluate a product’s composition in their daily diet. We place a very high priority on making consumers aware of their nutrition intake through prominent food labels on our products. Currently, we have GDA labels on all our product packs for children (4-12 years) and family products, and are in the process of implementing on-pack GDA information on all Nestlé products.
Nestlé Nutritional Compass (NNC)
Nestlé Nutritional Compass provides easy to understand nutritional information, enabling a consumer to make informed choices on the product to be consumed and in what quantity.
Each product with the NNC consists of the following information:
Standardized Nutrition Information: The table comprises the nutritional content of the product, including energy content, number of calories per serving, protein, carbohydrates, fat, sugar and other important nutrients that are a source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Good to Know: This section talks about the inherent product and nutritional attributes and benefits delivered by the product.
Good to Remember: This section offers tips and advice on good eating habits.
Good to Talk: For further advice and information, consumers can talk to nutrition experts at the Nestlé India consumer services department on the contact information provided.
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