Health & Nutrition
Everyday millions of people consume food or beverage products produced by Kerry or by our customers using our ingredients. With the continued growth in the world's population and an increasing awareness of the link between diet and health, consumer expectations are changing and at Kerry we are positioned to support the transition to healthier diets and lifestyles.
Our ability to deliver is facilitated by a unique business model that combines a global presence with our expertise in dietary requirements and nutrition, the most comprehensive portfolio of Taste and Nutrition solutions, and an understanding of consumer attitudes to health and wellness. This gives us an unrivalled platform from which to deliver our Marketplace ambition.
We continue to invest heavily in Research, Development & Application and in 2015 our global spend in this area was €234 million. Our state of the art, Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland houses our Centre of Excellence for Nutrition and some of the world's leading food and nutrition experts.
Kerry Health Institute
In 2015, we also established the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute, a destination for expert insight into the science and policy of health, nutrition & general wellness. Its aim is to provide information on scientific research and communicate the latest developments in nutrition science and health to further highlight nutritional advancements in food and beverage product development. The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute is supported by a Scientific Advisory Council that includes four independent advisors who are recognised leaders in nutrition science and research. A governance committee provides oversight over the institute’s activities, which is chaired by Albert McQuaid, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer. The institute is led by Kerry’s Director of Global Nutrition, Satya Jonnalagadda, Ph.D., MBA, RD.
Kerry Foods 'Better For You Programme'
In our consumer foods business, the Kerry Foods’ ‘Better For You’ Programme aims to improve existing products and develop new ones that can contribute to a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle. The primary focus of our ‘Better For You’ programme is to reduce calories, saturated fat, sodium and add positive nutrition without compromising on taste. All of this work is underpinned by a strong scientific foundation around reformulation priorities. When it comes to new product development, Yollies is an innovative children’s yoghurt snack range launched in 2015. It contains strictly controlled levels of calories, saturated fat and sugar and is categorised as non HFSS (High Fat, Sugar, Salt) under the UK Department of Health nutrient profiling scheme. Yollies is also a source of calcium and vitamin D. Find out more Yollies and our other leading consumer brands here.