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Global coverage of the 2018 Global Access to Nutrition Index

7 June 2018

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:

European coverage

  • 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"

Specialist Media

  • 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

TV and Radio

  • NOS Radio News - 'Food industry makes too few healthy and affordable products' and Television
  • 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).

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