To create the healthy world we want to see tomorrow, we are continuously exploring ways to improve the nutrition of our products without compromising quality.
As a leading provider of food for people and pets, we want to make sure the products we offer, and their ingredients, fit a balanced diet. To create the healthy world we want to see tomorrow, we are continuously exploring ways to improve the nutrition of our products today without compromising taste, convenience, quality or affordability.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled around the world since 1975. Yet, at the same time, hunger and malnutrition remain serious health problems, so we’re responding to this concern by evaluating our own foods.
Reformulating and promoting healthy meals with Mars Food
Mars Food is advancing healthy meals by dialing up the use of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, while dialing back added sugar and sodium across the portfolio. We’ve developed nutrition criteria, based on WHO nutrition recommendations, to guide development and reformulation of healthier Mars Food dinnertime products and on-pack recipe suggestions.
See the progress we've made towards our goals in our 2019 Health & Wellness report
Reducing sugar and promoting portion-sized offerings with Mars Wrigley
Mars Wrigley is dialing back calories, trans fats and sugars, while creating smaller portion-size offerings. By the end of 2017, Mars Wrigley was maintaining 99 percent compliance with our goal to limit all chocolate and confectionery products to 250 kcal per portion.
We’re also highlighting the benefits of products like sugar-free gum that can help protect oral health. In the U.S., we recently joined Partnership for a Healthier America to raise standards in the confectionery industry.
Meeting unique pet health needs with Mars Petcare
Mars Petcare is creating a better world for pets through access to quality nutrition and health care, no matter the breed, life stage or health conditions of your pet. We invest a huge amount of research to advance pet nutrition and to understand the benefits of human/animal interaction.