FGC member companies aim to offer consumers and shoppers a range of products and services that support the goals of healthier diets and lifestyles through a number of different initiatives. This includes making nutrition policies public, undertaking product formulation and/or reformulations to ensure that the composition of product portfolios evolve with the scientific evidence that support national and international dietary recommendations, working on serve sizes, and labelling (see separate page).
The following links are to a selection of company nutrition policies:
- Nestle https://www.nestle.co.nz/csv/nutrition
- Heinz nutrition policy http://www.heinzwatties.co.nz/Health-Wellness/Nutrition-Policy
- Fonterra Brands – our promise http://www2.fonterra.com/our-promise
- Fonterra Nutrition Centre – http://www.fonterra.com/nz/en/Dairy+and+Nutrition
Many of our member companies have been working with the New Zealand Heart Foundation for years to reduce sodium in manufactured foods through HeartSAFE (Sodium Advisory & Food Evaluation) http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/programmes-resources/food-industry-and-hospitality/heartsafe.
HeartSAFE brings together food industry, the Heart Foundation and other health or food technology experts to set sodium targets to facilitate further sodium reduction in high-volume, lower-cost foods.
Coca-Cola Formulations and Serve Size
Obesity rates in New Zealand remain a serious concern for us all. Coca-Cola has been committed to making it easier for Kiwis to consume less sugar from its beverages for some years, and this infographic shows the impact of these changes over time.
By increasing the Coca-Cola range of smaller packs in more locations, providing more information, and promoting greater choice of low kj and no-sugar beverages, one-third of Coca-Cola’s sales today are either low or no sugar varieties. This represents a 12 per cent increase over the past year and even greater growth is expected as Kiwis make choices about how much sugar they’re consuming.
The recent launch of Coca-Cola No Sugar is a significant milestone in the Coca-Cola journey to actively encourage more New Zealanders to choose healthier options.