Nestlé has the world’s largest private food and nutrition research and development network in the industry—rapidly innovating conventional and medical foods, beverages and services to meet nutrition, health and wellness needs. We have 39 Research and Development Centers, and Product Technology Centers, around the world. Nestlé Product Technology Centers develop innovative technologies and manufacturing processes that are the basis of new product development, and we apply these technologies in our operations.
Through our large-scale research projects in the United States and around the world, we are developing a deeper understanding of the dietary intake and lifestyle behaviors of children from infancy through early adolescence that impact health. Our Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) focuses on children from 0–4 years old and our Kids Nutrition and Health Study (KNHS) focuses on children from 4–12 years old. First launched in 2002 and repeated in 2008, FITS’ third round of data collection was launched in 2015.
Since 2013, we have accelerated salt reduction across our foods and beverages to help consumers reach recommended target levels established by WHO and other authorities. Our global Policy on Sodium targets further reductions by an average of at least 10% from 2012 levels over a four-year period (2013–2016) in foods and beverages that do not meet NF criteria for sodium. By the end of 2015, we achieved an overall sodium reduction of 7.4% toward our objective of a 10% reduction. In 2014, 100% of GERBER® products for infants, toddlers and preschoolers met NF criteria for sodium.
Nestlé is strongly committed to helping consumers meet the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommendation to consume less than 10% of daily calories from added sugars, as illustrated by our recently updated Nestlé Policy on Sugars. We also support the FDA’s proposal to require added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Label. We have committed to target further reduction of sugar content by an average of at least 10% from 2013 levels over a three year period (2014–2016) among food and beverages that do not already meet the NF criteria for sugar.
To celebrate our 150th anniversary, we’re looking back to the brothers whose work would lead to the company we are today. George and Charles Page from Lee County, Illinois, built Europe’s first condensed milk factory in 1866 when they founded the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. It would be a merger with rival Henri Nestlé, who in 1867 began selling his life-saving infant cereal in Vevey, Switzerland, that would lead to the creation of the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company.
by Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together
In 2010, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) unveiled a strategic plan to move the needle on housing the nation’s homeless veterans. They set an ambitious goal – as a part of the Open Doors strategy – to have zero homeless veterans by the end of 2015. This concentrated effort has yielded some incredible results. As of January 2015, veteran homelessness had declined 36 percent since 2010, and unsheltered homelessness had fallen by 47 percent.
PRO Neighborhoods will invest in collaborative partnerships, innovative data-driven ideas to revitalize neighborhoods left behind by the recovery
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today launched PRO Neighborhoods, a $125 million, five-year initiative to identify and support solutions for creating economic opportunity in disadvantaged neighborhoods around the country. The new initiative will invest in collaborative partnerships and innovative financial solutions to revitalize neighborhoods by growing small businesses, creating health and social service facilities, improving access to affordable housing and collecting better data to study changing neighborhood demographics.
Niagara City Lofts will provide workforce and affordable housing, benefit low-income veterans and special needs households
February 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, KeyBank announced it will provide a total of $12 million in capital to help develop the Niagara City Lofts in Niagara Falls, New York. The adaptive reuse project will convert an existing, abandoned public school, built in 1923 and vacant since 1986, into 61 units of workforce housing, affordable housing, market rate apartments, and a new commercial community space. The building has been submitted to the National Register of Historic Places for designation as a historic building.
NEW YORK, October 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association, a national bank subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, has been recognized with the highest rating from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for its excellent record in meeting the needs of the communities it serves. The OCC evaluation notes that Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association significantly exceeded its CRA strategic plan goals for excellent community development services and that its community development lending had a significantly positive impact in part because it was re
PT Freeport-Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) funds free eye treatment and cataract surgery for the community of Mimika Regency in Papua, Indonesia.
Papua Province has a high cataract prevalence. Therefore the LPMAK has engaged a number of entities including Mimika Regency’s Health Office, RSUD Timika hospital, and the foundation Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia to provide free eye treatment and cataract surgery for the community.