10 January 2014 | News | By Bureau Report
Nestlé USA is among 16 leading US food and beverage companies which sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in US in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Robert Wood Johnson foundation is the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care based in United States.
The companies, acting together as the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pledged to remove 1 trillion calories from the marketplace by 2012, and 1.5 trillion by 2015.
The Foundation’s independent evaluation found that the companies have exceeded their 2015 pledge by more than 400%.
Nestlé USA has contributed to the effort in a number of ways, such as:
“We’ve made great progress across our portfolio of brands in finding creative solutions for product reformulations and lower calorie options,” said Chavanne Hanson, Wellness Champion for Nestlé USA.
“Our role in surpassing the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation pledge of 1.5 trillion calories demonstrates our commitment to be recognised and trusted as the leading nutrition, health and wellness company in the USA and delivering world class products to our consumers” he added.