Wednesday 23rd of May 2018 saw the launch of the third Global Access to Nutrition Index. The 2018 Global Index received a significant amount of media coverage with news outlets in the Netherlands, France, Spain, the U.S, the U.K, Brazil, China picking up the story. Specialist media outlets such as Nutrition Insight, Romper and Malnutrition Deeply also covered the Index through op-eds, news pieces, and conference call broadcasted live online.
Read a selection of the coverage in the overview below:
Le Temps The misleading labels of agri-food products
NOS.NL Food industry is making too little healthy and affordable food
El Economista Less than a third of the food and beverages manufactured by the industry are healthy
NL times – Healthy, affordable food products still largely inaccessibly, Dutch study says
O Estado de Sao Paulo Less than 1/3 of 23,000 marketed products are considered healthy, says Dutch NGO
O Globo Report shows that only one third of processed foods are healthy
Southern Weekly Global 22 food and beverage giants, less than 1/3 of health products
Nutra Infant formula milk chaos in the Asia-Pacific region: Trade Association says 'industry recognizes responsibility'
China Philanthropy Times 2018 "Access to Nutrition Index" report released: Less than one-third of the world's largest food and beverage companies can be classified as "healthy"
Romper blog Major Formula Companies Aren't Complying With International Code, New Report Finds
Nutrition Insight Top companies reflect mixed progress on commitment to global nutrition, ranking shows
WebWire Nestlé tops 2018 Access to Nutrition Index
Op-eds and Blogs
Malnutrition Deeply oped Major Food Retailers Must Do More to Make Products Healthier
Lawrence Haddad blog The 2018 Access to Nutrition Index and the need for a “Charter for Responsible Food and Beverage Companies”
Responsible Investor oped from Lauren Compere (subscription only)
TV and Radio
Noticias Brazilian television: talking about the nutrition crisis (people undernourished and overweight) and the responsibilty of major manufactures to address this. It highlights the product profile findings and the need for companies to improve the healthiness of their products. It doesn't mention BRF (Brazil Foods).
The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
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