Enabling healthier and happier lives
Our 2030 ambition is to help 50 million children lead healthier lives
The United Nations believes the food industry has a vital role to play in helping enable healthier lives. At Nestlé we believe this too. We want to help shape a better and healthier world. This was how we started more than 150 years ago when our founder Henri Nestlé created an infant cereal that saved the life of a child.
India is currently facing the double burden of malnutrition and obesity, with nearly 253 million adolescent population in dire need of appropriate nutrition, counselling, education and guidance (Census, 2011). According to the National Family Health Survey, 2009, the number of obese people has nearly doubled since 2005–06, while the status of under nutrition has remained stagnant since 1998–99 (National Family Health Survey, 2009). According to a UNICEF study, the rate of regular consumption of food rich in vitamin A and iron is low in India, especially among infants and young children.
We strive to continuously develop a better understanding of the changing lifestyles of India and anticipate consumer needs to provide tastier and nutritious product offerings, which are of high quality, safe and affordable for all life stages.
In order to ‘Enable happier and healthier lives,’ we have categorised our nutrition, health and wellness commitments into:
Supporting individuals and their families with tastier and healthier food choices
Inspiring people to lead healthier lives
Building, sharing and applying nutrition knowledge
* Indicates commitments aimed at infants and children
Find out more about our Global Commitments at