MARS Food US
2018 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 a commitment to consumers, 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 provided an environment for Associates onsite that encourages more shared meals through a large, communal kitchen and quarterly cooking activities. We’ve introduced new products that meet our Mars Food Nutrition Criteria, which reflects the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and continue to add products that include whole grains and legumes. We’re working to reduce overall sodium in the market by developing reduced sodium formulas for our existing products, eliminating high sodium products and introducing products that are 300 mg of sodium or less per serving. Though we’ve made some progress, it will take time for these products to be more widely distributed in market, leading to a more significant step change in the coming years. Through our Ben’s Beginners program, we’ve connected with consumers – reaching 560 million earned media impressions – by sharing inspiring and educational content to encourage more families to cook together.”