We continue to invest significantly in this area and are on track to meet our 2014 target. In particular, we are working on new technologies that will allow us to reduce calories by lowering fat and sugar. As part of our Partner to Win strategic supplier initiative, we have a long-term partnership with Barry Callebaut, our supplier of cocoa and chocolate products, to develop cocoa based coatings with reduced saturated fat.
In 2013 we started to introduce a Specially for Kids logo on ice creams that meet our strict nutrition criteria and still appeal to children as fun treats through a combination of taste, texture, shapes and colours. The logo helps parents to identify ice creams that children can enjoy as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle. To promote active lifestyles we have partnered with a leading child development psychologist to create an ‘adventurous play’ guide with imaginative and active games.
See for yourself how exchanging one or two ingredients for healthier food selections, or adjusting portion sizes, can reduce total calories in one of your top dishes.
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People enjoy healthy eating at home. Our research shows they would like healthier options when they eat out too. Our professional catering business, Unilever Food Solutions, is working with restaurant operators around the world to make their menus more nutritious with the help of our products.
Working with food experts and industry-specific bodies, our Seductive Nutrition programme provides recipe ideas and advice for creating nutritious and delicious meals, especially for top-selling dishes. Under the programme in the US, over 5,000 operators pledged to remove more than 450 million calories from their menus in 2012.
The campaign is already active in 17 countries worldwide. It will enable restaurateurs to tap into consumer demand and increase revenues, while also contributing to public health.
Unilever is the world’s largest ice cream company, with brands on sale in over 40 countries. Our popular Max and Paddle Pop ice creams continue to do well, achieving underlying sales growth of nearly 20% in 2012, and will be using our new Specially for Kids logo. By the end of 2012, 81% of our children’s ice creams contained 110 kilocalories or fewer per portion.