Nutrition is fundamental to human life. All human achievement – social, economic and cultural – is directly influenced by our access to food and water. Today, billions of people face serious malnutrition issues. Many do not have enough to eat or drink; others eat too much and move too little. In many countries and communities, both issues are prevalent: some people are under-nourished while others are over-nourished and poor nutrition can coexist with excess caloric intake in the same individuals. This 'double burden' of malnutrition is a very complex global issue.
Food manufacturers can play an important role in offering the right kind of products and helping consumers make the right nutritional choices.