Partner for promoting healthy food environments
Health-promoting food environments
Working with the stores, restaurants and other places where our food is available, we’re promoting healthy food environments.
Why it matters
Awareness of the role nutrition plays in good health is growing across geographies. Now more than ever, people are looking for health benefits in their food choices. At the same time, public health authorities are multiplying campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and healthy living, and the importance of prevention. We believe that Nestlé and the entire food and beverage industry have a role to play to help people lead healthier lives.
We want to make the healthier choices the easy choices, and that’s why we’re taking a holistic approach to creating healthy food environments. We’ve been involved in industry-level forums, direct engagement with consumers, as well as through our work with Worldchefs Academy.
What we are doing
We are working together to promote healthier diets and lifestyles.
Partner with retailers and food professionals to foster environments that promote healthier diets and lifestyles.
Our result: We have engaged with 70?000 individuals across the food industry to promote nutritional knowledge.
How healthier choices benefit consumers and businesses
We play a leading role in the Consumer Goods Forum’s flagship global program, Collaboration for Healthier Lives. The program brings together consumer goods retailers and manufacturers to address global challenges, such as rising obesity levels, malnutrition and noncommunicable diseases through collaborative business actions. One key initiative involved encouraging consumers to choose ‘healthier baskets’.
In Colombia, the program ran in eight stores between May and July 2017. Participating stores reported an increase in the number of healthier baskets selected. We found similar results in participating stores across Turkey, Japan and the US. Initial results indicate that not only do healthier purchases benefit consumers, they are also good for business.
Getting the latest nutrition knowledge into the hands of professionals
Over the years, we’ve built up a lot of expertise in nutrition, health and wellness, and we aim to share this knowledge – with our customers and with individuals across the food industry.
We publish stories, via our social media channels and the ‘Our stories’ pages on our website, about how to live a healthier life and eat more nutritious foods. We also publish NutriPro, a magazine by Nestlé Professional that aims to help people in the food and beverage industry to better understand nutrition and how it relates to their work. Through infographics and in-depth articles, we explore topics like sugar reduction, portion awareness, food allergens, plant-based diets and the facts about coffee and sodium. As well as offering practical tips for their own kitchens, the magazine discusses how the industry can respond to regulatory and consumer pressures and continue to serve tastier and healthier meals.
Over the past two years we’ve published stories about nutrition, health and wellness (NHW) from the magazine on our social media and the Nestlé Professional website. In particular, we’ve shared specifically created texts and graphics with individuals on LinkedIn. Worldchefs is a federation of Chef’s Associations that includes 110 member countries. NutriPro is integrated into the Worldchefs Magazine, which each individual association distributes, either as a hard copy and/or digitally, to their members.
The Worldchefs Academy provides culinary education to anyone, anywhere
In partnership with Worldchefs, we launched the Worldchefs Academy, an online learning portal to provide foundation-level culinary education – the standard for an entry-level job in a professional kitchen.
The first of its kind, the academy is free to anyone who wants to learn and can be accessed by anyone, anywhere – either as a web-based platform or on the mobile app, which has an offline study mode. This means the course can be downloaded when an internet connection is available, allowing students to work on the tests and, when they’re ready, complete the final assessment on the internet.
The training is offered as one course, with two modules and 27 lessons in total. The curriculum covers all the basic theory for chefs: food service operations, culinary theory, food hygiene and sanitation, basic cooking and culinary nutrition.?
For us at Worldchefs, it is important to give aspiring individuals in this industry the opportunity for a proper, well-researched and -developed learning system. And proper learning means from A to Z, ensuring that this opportunity is available all over the world and allowing them to travel and really build on their career from scratch.Thomas Gugler, President, Worldchefs
Once the pre-commis chef course is completed, participants will receive their Worldchefs pre-commis chef certificate and badge – an important first step when embarking on a culinary career. We’re excited about this project, and how it can open up professional opportunities for people around the world.