Our fortified cereals – it’s all about defences!

You can also add some immunity-supporting toppers to your Nestlé fortified breakfast cereals.

The word ‘fortification’ means ‘a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack’ – so what has that got to do with cereals? Well, when cereals are ‘fortified’, it means they contain added vitamins and minerals to help our body work well.


Why fortify cereals?

Foods have been fortified since the 1920s, when extra nutrients were added to help make up for vitamins and minerals lacking in people’s diets. These days, if we have a balanced diet, it’s easier to reach recommended nutrient intakes, and your morning bowl of cereal can help your family get what they need. In fact, research shows that children and adults who eat fortified breakfast cereals are more likely to get the vitamins and minerals they need in a day. 

Essential vitamins and marvellous minerals:

Help release energy

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe)

Contribute to a healthy skin

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3)

Help the nervous system work properly

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Calcium (Ca)


Contribute to healthy blood

Pyridoxine (B6), Folic Acid (B9), Iron (Fe), Riboflavin (B2)

Essential to normal cell division

Folic Acid (B9), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe)

Keep the immune system working properly

Pyridoxine (B6), Folic Acid (B9), Iron (Fe)

Contribute to healthy bones and teeth

Calcium (Ca)


Help reduce tiredness

Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Iron (Fe), Folic acid (B9)

Contributes to cognitive development

Iron (Fe)