Maternal and Infant Nutrition
Nestlé’s belief is that good nutrition starts with pregnancy and after delivery through breast milk, followed by developmental, stage-appropriate feeding choices, helping infants and young children to grow and develop into healthy adults.
Nestlé ‘Start Healthy, Stay Healthy’: Empowering Sri Lankan Mothers with Scientific, Nutritional Information
Nestlé Start Healthy, Stay Healthy is an initiative taken by Nestlé in partnership with the medical fraternity to educate mothers on the importance of the first 1,000 days from pregnancy to toddlerhood.
The first 1,000 days of life (i.e. conception up to two years of age) has a profound impact on a child’s future; where improving the nutrition status of pregnant women and children during the first 1,000 days of life provides lifelong benefits.
A non-branded, non-commercial activity designed purely to educate mothers on science and nutrition, the aim of the programme is to make good nutrition a way of life and pave the way for a healthier future generation.
Nestlé Nutrition Institute
The Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) is a not-for-profit association that shares leading science-based information and education with healthcare professionals, scientists and nutrition communities and stakeholders in all parts of the world through various forms of interaction.
It is one of the world’s largest private publishers of nutritional information. As well as acquiring information on a broad range of nutrition related topics, it also shares information through scientific workshops and symposia.
Since 1981, it provides grants to support fellowships and scientific research awards for young clinicians and scientists across the globe with a particular focus on professionals working in the area of maternal and child health and nutrition.
We support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to exclusively breastfeed infants for the first six months of life, followed by the introduction of adequate nutritious complementary foods, along with sustained breastfeeding up to two years of age and beyond.