MARS Food US
2017 Progress Report
Committed to offer healthier foods to consumers, provide access to nutrition information and create opportunities for its associates to improve their personal wellbeing. MARS Food U.S. will reduce sodium and added sugars, increase vegetable servings, increase whole grains and update its nutrition criteria to reflect 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
“Since Mars Food declared its commitment to PHA, we have continued working towards the goals set forth in our Health & Wellbeing Ambition, contributing to and inspiring healthier meals for consumers and creating opportunities for our Associates to improve personal wellbeing. We’ve implemented nutrition education across our sites in the US, ensured that there are healthier options for Associates onsite and opened a new office with a large, cooking kitchen designed to encourage more shared meals. We’ve updated our Mars Food Nutrition Criteria to reflect the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and added a whole grain parameter. We’re working to develop reduced sodium formulas for our products, though it will take some more time for these to get into market. With just 5% to go, we’ve already nearly reached our goal of at least half of all grain products in our US portfolio including at least 16 grams of whole grains per serving. And through our Ben’s Beginners program, we created a new digital hub featuring recipes and interactive cooking lessons, created the first ever International Cook with Your Kids Day and inspired 4,500 families to cook together.”