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Nutrition at Nomad Foods

Nutrition at Nomad Foods

Empowering positive choices

As Europe’s largest frozen food company, we’re proud to serve the world with Better Food, and are committed to helping our millions of consumers eat a little more goodness every day. Our strong commitment to nutrition is delivered through our team of award-winning expert nutritionists, enabling us to deliver on our nutrition manifesto to empower positive choices.

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We have a long history of crafting healthier products. All of our research, development and quality colleagues are trained in nutrition, and we deliver a continual programme of healthy product innovation and nutritional optimisation, using our robust and internationally recognised Nutrient Profiling Tool. Whether enhancing the goodness delivered by our products such as vegetables and fibres, or reducing nutrients of public health concern, such as saturated fat, sugar and salt, we are dedicated to creating responsible choices without compromising on taste or quality. This ladders up to our commitments to grow our Healthier Meal Choices and nutritionally improved products year-on-year.

Here are a few things we’ve already done to empower positive choices:

One

We deliver nutritionally-improved family favourites. Our ambitious Salt Reduction Strategy has led to the removal of the equivalent of over 180 tonnes of salt from our portfolio across 2020 and 2021, while our Fibre Working Group has inspired fibre increase and higher fibre innovation across our portfolio. In our Goodfella’s range, significant fibre increase across our bestselling products has been achieved as part of a renovation roadmap to achieve >90% Healthier Meal Choices in the Goodfella’s portfolio by the end of 2022, and all of our UK brands are founding signatories of the UK FDF Action on Fibre initiative to help bridge the gap between fibre intakes and recommendations.

Two

We inspire the adoption of healthier diets. We have embedded planet-friendly eating across Nomad Foods, promoting the adoption of a flexitarian diet, and develop foods which are good for the planet and good for our consumers. We are especially proud of our award-winning Green Cuisine range, first launched in early 2019, which delivers plant-powered goodness for families and promotes the shift to more sustainable diets. We are also passionate about improving vegetable intakes, with the ambition that we’ll all be eating 300g of vegetables each daily by 2050, and Birds Eye won the 2020 Peas Please Pledge  award for its work to improve vegetable intakes in the UK. Improved vegetable intakes will deliver more sustainable nutrition for us all.

Three

We champion nutritional labelling that is evidenced to positively impact health and are challenging other businesses to follow suit. In addition to the multiple traffic light labelling we apply across our UK and Ireland products, and the Heartmark and Keyhole symbols we apply to selected products in our Nordics markets, we first adopted Nutri-score labelling in our French Findus business in 2018. Throughout 2019, we then engaged with the German government, political organisations and the media to champion Nutri-score as the nationally accepted nutritional labelling system in Germany. We faced challenges along the way, however in October 2019 the German government announced that it will take formal steps to make Nutri-score Germany’s voluntary front-of-pack labelling system. Nutri-score is now applied across several of our markets, and we’re actively engaging with key stakeholders in work to decide the future of front-of-pack labelling across Europe.

Four

We are committed to bettering ourselves nutritionally year-on-year, growing our sales from healthy products across our portfolio. In 2021, 91.5% of our total Nomad Foods net sales came from healthier meal choices, and we saw increases in % and actual net sales from healthy products across our Retail, Foodservice and Total businesses.

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