NZFGC member companies undertake a demonstrable and genuine commitment to the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders

NZFGC is actively engaged in promoting and supporting the work by members to deliver health & wellness across the New Zealand population. Many of the programmes are part of broader efforts to address rising rates of non-communicable diseases in New Zealand, such as obesity.

NZFGC recognises there are many factors involved in the development and management of non-communicable diseases, and that there are many stakeholders with a role to play in improving the situation. The food industry, as the manufacturer and marketer of much of the food supply, is one such stakeholder. NZFGC confirms this in its Healthy Kids Pledge on the Ministry of Health website and in its first-year report (to Dec 2017) on the pledge. But health & wellness is not exclusive to food companies. While many food companies in New Zealand have responded to the call for improved food formulations, investment in skills development, and promotion of healthy foods and lifestyles, all companies have a stake in health & wellness.”

Framework

The NZFGC Healthier New Zealanders Initiative is being progressed within a framework that is strategically aligned with the Health & Wellness Pillar of the International Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). It’s focused on NZFGC members in the first instance.

Themes in the NZFGC Healthier New Zealanders framework:

  1. Employee Health & Wellnes
  2. Company Nutrition Policies & Product Formulation
  3. Product labelling, Consumer Information & Education
  4. Marketing to children
  5. Community programmes
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