Nutritional Profiling

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Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System: Supporting the Optimization of Products

As the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, Nestlé continually invests in the innovation and renovation of its large portfolio of products, both to enhance and communicate their taste and nutritional value.


In order to analyse the nutritional value of its products, Nestlé has established a rigorous methodology based on recommendations for dietary intake, issued by authorities such as the World Health Organization. This is called the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System.

The Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System was developed to evaluate the nutritional value of food and beverage products to consistently optimise the nutritional composition of products through product development. It has been progressively applied across Nestlé's worldwide product portfolio since 2004.

The Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System works by profiling each individual food and beverage product against specific criteria. A dynamic system, the criteria are regularly reviewed by teams of nutrition experts and product specialists, to incorporate the latest thinking and developments in nutrition, health and wellness.

For more information on the product categories and sets of criteria of the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System, download The Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System (pdf, 490 Kb) including product categories and criteria.

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The nutritional content of products is then communicated to consumers via on-package communication, including the Nestlé Nutritional Compass.