Our Nutrition Story

As consumers increasingly demand more-nutritious food and beverages, we continue to add product offerings with positive nutrition like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy, protein and hydration. 


At the same time, we are making many of our products more permissible by reducing added sugars, sodium and saturated fat to keep up with evolving consumer tastes and preferences. 

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Our Nutrition Story

Every day around the world, millions of people enjoy our food and beverages—and we welcome the challenge that brings. As global health continues to be affected by noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, consumers are increasingly looking for more nutritious food and beverages. By offering a greater number of more nutritious options we seek to positively impact the future of food around the world while responding to local tastes and preferences.


This work began decades ago with a strategy that included growing our core brands while also offering more nutritious products. We also undertook an effort to reformulate our existing brands to improve their nutrition while keeping the same great taste that consumers love. 


We realize that our global scale means even small changes can make a big difference. Today, our efforts to reduce added sugars, sodium and saturated fat in many of our products and make them more nutritious are informed by and aligned to the UN’s “Good Health and Well-being” and “Zero Hunger” Sustainable Development Goals.


Meeting Changing Consumer Needs and Preferences


As we look to expand our offerings of more nutritious foods and beverages, we’re reviewing our recipes and reformulating many of our products to improve their nutrition by incorporating new seasonings and ingredients and leveraging technological advances. With each new option, we're showing consumers that more nutritious products don't need to be boring. Here’s a look at some of our nutrition milestones.

Product Spotlight

Tomorrow’s food begins as today’s innovations. From new R&D centers to our nutrition company incubator, we’re continually exploring new ways to make great-tasting nutritious food and beverages.

PepsiCo Nutrition Criteria

To meet our 2025 goals and further accelerate PepsiCo’s expansion of more nutritious products, we use a set of science-based nutrition guidelines called the PepsiCo Nutrition Criteria (PNC). These criteria are based on dietary and nutrient recommendations from leading global and national nutrition authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Academy of Medicine and dietary guidelines from numerous countries. The PNC sets standards for nutrients to limit, and nutrients and food groups to encourage that are based on the latest science and country-specific dietary guidelines.