The Nestlé for Healthier Kids program (N4HK) brings together all our efforts to support parents and caregivers to raise healthier kids and inspire children themselves. It promotes healthy eating and lifestyle habits for children aged 3 to 12. Through our campaigns and initiatives, we spread awareness about the need to ensure children get the nutrients to grow and develop properly.
We share knowledge about the benefits of healthy lifestyles in the hope they will take that into adulthood. And we help kids appreciate the difference their individual diet and lifestyle choices make to the planet.
How we are helping to educate kids about healthy lifestyles Nestlé for Healthier Kids incorporates many areas of our work. Collectively, we are motivated by four core objectives, encouraging kids to:
Here are some tasty & healthy recipes that you can cook with your kids!
The two focus areas of the program:
1. Accelerating the transformation of our product portfolio
To ensure our brands support healthier lifestyles and meet today’s nutritional needs, globally we have already:
- Removed over 45,000 tonnes of sugar and 6,200 tonnes of saturated fat since 2014;
- Removed over 15,000 tonnes of salt since 2012;
- Increased the number of micro-nutrient fortified food to 185.4 billion in 2019;
- Ensured that 99.8% of our portfolio is free of trans-fatty acids (TFA).
We have also made forward-looking commitments by 2020:
- Add 750 million portions (80g) of vegetables;
- Add at least 300 million portions (16g) of fiber-rich grains, pulses, nuts & seeds to products;
- Further reduce sugars by 5%;
- Further reduce salt by 10%;
- Complete our commitment made in 2014, to reduce saturated fats by 10% in all relevant products that do not meet the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria with respect to saturated fat.
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At Nestlé Malaysia, we constantly strive to transform our products to make them better from a nutritional standpoint. Nutrition is and always will be at the heart of Nestlé, and we will continue to provide products, services and knowledge in helping individuals and families to enjoy life to the fullest. This ambition is reflected in our commitments to launch more nutritious and affordable foods and beverages year on year, improve nutrition through fibre-rich grains and vegetables as well as fortify our products with important micronutrients to address under-nutrition in Malaysia.
In 2019, globally we launched over 1,398 nutritious food and drink products, adding to the 1,300 products that we had launched in 2018. In the same year, we provided over 185.4 billion servings of fortified foods and beverages in 64 countries where people lack vital micronutrients such as iodine or iron.
Here are some examples:
Nourishment for a holistic development with ASCENDA milk powder
ASCENDA milk powder is a scientifically formulated milk powder with complete nutrition catering to children* experiencing growth concerns. It is formulated with protein comprising 100% dairy and provides 100% of the daily recommended intake of iron and zinc in two servings. ASCENDA also contains sphingomyelin, DHA, lutein and choline, the essentials to support cognitive development and learning.
*1 to 7 years old
Calcium equivalent to a glass of milk with Milo
Milo Nutri Pluz is high in calcium and Vitamin D. In fact, its calcium content in one serving is equivalent to that in a glass of milk. It is also a great source of protein. Formulated with even less added sugar (sucrose) than Milo UHT, two servings of this nutritious drink meet 53% and 48% of daily Vitamin D and calcium needs respectively.
Nutritionally-appropriate snacking with Cerelac
Cerelac Nutripuffs is a nutritionally-appropriate snack for children aged 12 months and above, made from the goodness of oats and vegetables. High in iron, Vitamin B1, calcium and zinc, this baked treat comes in a round shape which is easy to consume, supporting independent feeding and motor skills development.
Organic formulated milk powder with S-26
Catering to the needs of toddlers aged 12 months and above, S-26 Progress Organic is a formulated milk powder for children; fortified with 11 key nutrients, including DHA, AA and Oligofructose that help to facilitate a child’s growth and development. Ensuring only the best quality ingredients are used, the product utilises organic milk certified by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia.
Encouraging Healthy Cooking, Eating and Lifestyles
To support the overall well-being of Malaysians from all facets of society, it is crucial to raise awareness on the importance of cultivating healthier lifestyles and consumption habits.
To instil good nutrition amongst communities, we partner with like-minded stakeholders such as the local authorities and nutrition organisations.