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Nutritionists to Help Shoppers Understand Food Labels and Better Roam Supermarkets for Healthier Choices

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Dubai, UAE,
Jan 19, 2020

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More than 150 nutritionists will be at various supermarkets across the Middle East and North Africa throughout January to encourage shoppers to eat healthier, move more, and live better. The 2020 edition of the Choose Wellness, Choose Nestlé initiative, running in the region for the seventh consecutive year, is expected to reach around 500,000 shoppers in more than 4000 outlets this month, with the aim to guide them towards a healthier shopping journey. 

Shoppers in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates at Lulu, Carrefour, Panda, Coops, and Al Meera among other outlets will be able to interact with on-site nutritionists and receive leaflets. 

“This year’s theme aims to tackle the reality that people all around the world are generally not familiar with reading food labels, and could benefit from enhancing their awareness of how to shop for healthier food options,” said Sarah Kanaan, Nestlé Head of Nutrition, Health and Wellness Middle East & North Africa. 

“This is why we’re ensuring nutrition experts are available at leading supermarkets to help educate shoppers on how to better understand serving sizes, calories, and various nutrition information, in addition to guiding them on building healthy grocery lists and making informed choices for a healthy lifestyle.” 

The initiative is in line with Nestlé’s purpose of Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future, with this year’s theme particularly helping fulfill one of the company’s commitments to society: to deliver nutrition information, advice and portion guidance.


Nestlé products will also be available at reduced prices throughout the month.
 

Nestlé in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

 

Nestlé Middle East and North Africa’s heritage goes back over 100 years with the sale of the first Infant Cereals in Egypt. Today, Nestlé operates 25 Food & Beverage factories across the 19 countries of the MENA Region, and provides direct employment to more than 15,000 people who are all committed to Nestlé’s purpose of Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future. Nestlé MENA also provides indirect employment across the region to several thousand more.

The Nestlé portfolio in the region currently exceeds 60 innovative product brands in a wide range of categories: Dairy, Infant Nutrition, Coffee and Creamers, Confectionery, Bottled Water, Breakfast Cereals, Culinary products, Health Science, and Pet Care, among others. Nestlé NIDO, Nestlé CERELAC, Nestlé NAN, S-26, PROGRESS, NESCAFÉ, NESPRESSO, Bonjorno Café, Coffee-mate, KitKat, MAGGI, Nestlé FITNESS, Nestlé Grain d’Or, Nestlé Pure Life, OPTIFAST, and PURINA Friskies are just some of the brands available in the Middle East and North Africa.

Nestlé is the first multinational company to publish forward-looking commitments to society in the MENA region, in its regional “Nestlé in Society - Creating Shared Value” (CSV) report. It covers 20 commitments published with specific objectives, in the areas of Nutrition, Responsible Sourcing, Water, Environmental Sustainability, People, and Compliance. For more click here.

To know more, you can visit the following pages:

Website: www.nestle-mena.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NestleMiddleEast/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NestleMe
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nestleme/

For more information, please contact:

Layal Dalal
Media Relations Manager
Nestlé Middle East and North Africa
Email: [email protected]

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