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Mars Food Health Initiatives

HEALTH & WELLBEING WITH MARS FOOD

MARS FOOD IS PROUD TO BE A LEADER IN HEALTH & WELLBEING

Mars Food operates with a core purpose: Better Food Today, A Better World Tomorrow. We are committed to helping people lead healthier lives through a simple but powerful ambition: One billion more healthy meals shared on dinner tables around the world.

See how we’re tracking in Mars Food’s Health & Wellbeing Ambition 2017 Progress Report.

Providing Healthy Meal Options

The Mars Food Nutrition Criteria — based on nutrition guidance from the World Health Organization and other leading public health authorities — guide us in making our products healthier. Using these criteria, over the next five years, we are reducing sodium, added sugar and fat in many of our products and are adding more vegetables, whole grains, and legumes to specific categories within our product portfolio.

Learn more about the Mars Food Nutrition Criteria.

Including Nutrition Labeling on Our Products

99 percent of our products globally include front-of-pack nutrition labeling to help consumers easily find information about the amount of calories, sodium, sugar, total fat, and saturated fat in a serving. While the majority of our products meet the Mars Food Nutrition Criteria, we also offer more indulgent meals that are formulated in line with authentic recipes and may have higher levels of added sugar, sodium, or fat. Over the next five years, we will provide guidance on-pack and on our website regarding how often it is recommended our meals be consumed during the week.

Learn more about how we help people choose.

Inspiring Healthy Cooking and Eating Together

Cooking and eating together is a proven key component of health and wellbeing. Because the benefits of shared meals are so powerful, our leading brands around the world are committed to creating and inspiring opportunities for family and friends to come together over a meal.

See how we’re inspiring shared meals.

Helping Mars Food Associates Live Healthier Lives

Of course, our efforts start at home — with our Associates. We are working to offer all of Mars Food Associates access to worksite kitchens, fitness facilities, nutrition education, and healthy, affordable meals in our cafeterias to help them lead healthier lives.

Explore health, safety and wellbeing initiatives for our Associates.

PRINCIPLES IN ACTION 2016 SPOTLIGHT: ONE BILLION HEALTHY MEALS TARGET

There’s amazing power in sharing a meal: it’s a time to connect with the people around you and enjoy nutritious food. In 2016, we inspired families to come together to enjoy 59 million healthy meals. We did this by promoting the proven benefits of cooking and eating together through our brands and in-store promotions. Our everyday meal recipes on-pack and online also encourage families to cook with more vegetables, wholegrains and lean proteins.

ONGOING GOAL: ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO SHARE ONE BILLION MORE HEALTHY MEALS
59 MILLION MEALS SHARED — ON TRACK

Mars is committed to creating and inspiring opportunities for family and friends to come together over a meal.