Our Nutrition Story


Guided by the PepsiCo Nutrition Criteria, we continue to grow what we call our Everyday Nutrition business – products with positive nutrition like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy, protein and hydration – which now accounts for 27% of the company’s revenue.

 

At the same time, we are transforming the nutritional profile of many of our products by reducing added sugars, sodium and saturated fat, accelerating a journey that we began before the turn of the 21st century.

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Our Nutrition Story

Every day around the world, millions of people enjoy our food and beverages—and we welcome the responsibility that brings. Global health continues to be affected by noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Because of the role overall diet can play in these diseases, 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 the expansion of existing trademarks to include more nutritious product offerings, the reformulation of existing brands to improve nutrition without sacrificing consumer enjoyment and targeted acquisitions of complementary brands.

 

Most recently, we harnessed the power of some of our positive nutrition brands, including Quaker, Tropicana, Naked and KeVita, under a centralized team known as North America Nutrition (NAN). As more people seek functional foods, the NAN portfolio of brands can play an important role in making foundational nutrients like whole grains and fruits and vegetables as well as emerging, on-trend options like probiotics more accessible.

 

We realize that our global scale means even small changes can make a big difference. So we’re innovating to reduce added sugars, sodium and saturated fat in many of our products and make them more nutritious in response to changing consumer preferences—and we’re doing it while maintaining great taste. The goals for our products are informed by and aligned to the UN’s “Good Health and Well-being” and “Zero Hunger” Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Our Portfolio Transformation Journey


As part of the transformation of our portfolio of foods and beverages, we’re reviewing our recipes and reformulating many of our products to improve their nutritional profiles by incorporating new seasonings and ingredients and leveraging technological advances. Another important part of our portfolio transformation is growing the proportion of nutritious choices we offer consumers while proving that nutrition and hydration don’t need to be boring. Here’s a look at some of our product transformation milestones.

Storytelling 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 product transformation, 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.