The Access to Nutrition Initiative to Unveil 3rd Edition of India Nutrition Index

New Delhi, 3 November 2023: The Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI), a global independent not-for-profit supporting market transformation for improved access to nutrition, is launching the 3rd edition of the Access to Nutrition India Index. The Index will unveil the contribution to nutrition by the 20 biggest food and beverage manufacturers in India. The launch is scheduled on 22nd November 2023 as part a multistakeholder event in New Delhi, India.

In this third iteration of the Index, ATNI has assessed 20 companies, of which 14 are publicly listed either on Indian or Global Stock Exchanges. As part of the Index, ATNI has assessed the healthiness of 1,900 products from these companies with direct relevance for people’s diet. It also showcases good practices and offers a roadmap for change for the wider food and beverage industry in India.

Excited about the launch, Greg S Garrett, Executive Director, ATNI, said, “ATNI works on three levels to transform markets and achieve improved access to healthier products and diets: tools that assess the private sector on their nutrition commitments and products; policy support and alliances including through ATNI’s Investors in Nutrition and Health; and action research which underpins market change for nutrition. We hope that the India index will serve as a powerful catalyst for driving positive change within the food and beverage industry in India and shed light on what is working and what is not among the food industry.”

In addition to ATNI’s Index, event highlights include presentations Shri G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, CEO FSSAI, as well as a panel discussion with Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer Voice, Dr. R. Hemalatha, Director National Institute of Nutrition, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Food Processing, the CII and Invest India.

Companies which are evaluated

Adani Wilmar; Agro Tech Foods; Britannia Industries; Coca-Cola India; Dabur India; Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) AMUL; Haldiram’s Snacks Private Limited; Hatsun Agro Products; Heritage Foods; Hindustan Unilever; ITC; KMF Nandini (Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers Federation); Lactalis India; Marico; Mondelez India Foods; Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetables; Nestlé India; Parle Products; Patanjali Foods; PepsiCo India .

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