Health and Nutrition

FIA advocates a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing the dual burden of over-consumption and under-nutrition. We are working to raise awareness of the steps the industry is taking in Asia to help address this complex challenge, and we are building effective partnerships between the private sector and governments throughout the region to meet specific public health goals.

FIA harnesses the power of partnerships through evolve, a multi-stakeholder platform to co-create localised solutions that seeks to improve diets and stabilise the rates of malnutrition in Asia.

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  • In support of the Government School Meals Programme, and to celebrate the National Nutrition Day, local Government in Kuningan, West Java launched a community-based campaign on 7 February 2020 titled “Gebyar Gerakan Makan Buah dan Sayur (Gebyur)”. The campaign was launched in-line with the pilot nutrition programme, as part of the National School Meals Programme or Program Gizi Anak Sekolah (Progas), an initiative created by the Ministry of Education, with support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Food Industry Asia (FIA), Cargill, and Japan Friends of WFP.
    17 Feb 2020
    Program Gizi Anak Sekolah: Promoting Fruits and Vegetables Consumption among School Children through Community Campaigning
    In support of the Government School Meals Programme, and to celebrate the National Nutrition Day, local Government in Kuningan, West Java launched a community-based campaign on 7 February 2020 titled “Gebyar Gerakan Makan Buah dan Sayur (Gebyur)”. The campaign was launched in-line with the pilot nutrition programme, as part of the National School Meals Programme or Program Gizi Anak Sekolah (Progas), an initiative created by the Ministry of Education, with support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Food Industry Asia (FIA), Cargill, and Japan Friends of WFP.
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  • According to a new report by FIA and research firm IGD, almost all consumers in Indonesia (99 per cent) are interested in improving their diets and a majority (89 per cent) are happy for products to be reformulated, provided that taste is not compromised. The first of its kind in Indonesia, the report surveyed both consumers and F&B businesses to better understand industry efforts on delivering improved nutrition through reformulation.
    04 Feb 2020
    Most Indonesians are Health Conscious and are Open to Healthier Product Reformulation
    According to a new report by FIA and research firm IGD, almost all consumers in Indonesia (99 per cent) are interested in improving their diets and a majority (89 per cent) are happy for products to be reformulated, provided that taste is not compromised. The first of its kind in Indonesia, the report surveyed both consumers and F&B businesses to better understand industry efforts on delivering improved nutrition through reformulation.
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  • Over 2 billion people worldwide are suffering from micronutrient deficiency, a serious global problem that causes blindness, impaired physical and cognitive development, diseases, infections and even death. With the start of a new decade, Arun Baral, CEO of HarvestPlus, discusses the steps needed to be taken in ensuring that everyone has the potential to live a healthy, productive life.
    23 Jan 2020
    Naturally Nutritious Foods that Consumers Want and Need
    Over 2 billion people worldwide are suffering from micronutrient deficiency, a serious global problem that causes blindness, impaired physical and cognitive development, diseases, infections and even death. With the start of a new decade, Arun Baral, CEO of HarvestPlus, discusses the steps needed to be taken in ensuring that everyone has the potential to live a healthy, productive life.
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  • Reformulation is increasingly becoming a main focus area for the food and beverage industry in Asia, with manufacturers revamping products to provide healthier alternatives in line with meeting consumer demand. FIA recently held the inaugural Asia Reformulation Conference, bringing together over 150 delegates from ingredient and food manufacturing companies to discuss the state of play on reformulation in the region, and the importance of collaboration to spur efforts geared towards delivering improved nutrition.
    29 Oct 2019
    Asia Reformulation Conference: A Deep Dive into Industry Efforts & Consumer Perception
    Reformulation is increasingly becoming a main focus area for the food and beverage industry in Asia, with manufacturers revamping products to provide healthier alternatives in line with meeting consumer demand. FIA recently held the inaugural Asia Reformulation Conference, bringing together over 150 delegates from ingredient and food manufacturing companies to discuss the state of play on reformulation in the region, and the importance of collaboration to spur efforts geared towards delivering improved nutrition.
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