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  • key finding 1 of 8
    The 10 largest U.S. manufacturers lack comprehensive strategies, policies and actions to effectively address the high levels of obesity and diet-related diseases in the United States
  • key finding 2 of 8
    Companies disclose less information about their initiatives and activities to support customers’ health and nutrition in the United States than they do globally
  • key finding 3 of 8
    Companies are not doing enough to market healthier products to consumers whose access to these products is constrained by low income or geographic factors
  • key finding 4 of 8
    Of more than 6,000 products of the 10 largest U.S. manufacturers analyzed, only 30% can be classified as healthy
  • key finding 5 of 8
    Of more than 7,000 products just 14% of products analyzed meet nutrition criteria for marketing to children
  • key finding 6 of 8
    Nestlé leads the Corporate Profile ranking, followed by Unilever and PepsiCo
  • key finding 7 of 8
    ConAgra leads the Product Profile ranking, followed by Kraft Heinz and General Mills
  • key finding 8 of 8
    Neither of the three leading baby food companies has made commitments to adopt all, or the vast majority, of The Code’s BMS marketing recommendations in the United States
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71 %
of the U.S. population is
overweight or obese
$210 billion
the highest estimated cost per year for the U.S. healthcare system to treat obesity
1/8 people
living in the United States is affected
by food insecurity

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