We thought this would be a good time to introduce ourselves. We’re Nestlé Breakfast Cereals and we make some of the world’s favourite breakfast cereals. Every morning we wake up with a simple mission in mind: to make breakfast better for everyone, everywhere, every day.
We believe in breakfast
Did you know studies show people who eat cereal for breakfast lead a healthier lifestyle?
We believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we’re always working to make cereal your best option. We make it easy to get good nutrition in every delicious bowl.
Chewing It Over
People have been eating whole grains for more than 17,000 years – they picked seeds, rubbed off the husks and chewed the kernels raw or boiled them in water.
Egyptians used to bury mummies with necklaces made from barley, and in 1324 King Edward II of England set the standard for the measurement - making the ‘inch’ equal to ‘three grains of barley, dry and round, placed end-to-end lengthwise’.
Real food, simply made
What goes into your family’s food is important to you, so we take our recipes seriously. It’s a simple journey from field to bowl. And that journey begins with whole grain, the main ingredient in most of our recipes. We carefully select and source our ingredients and use a simple process to make our cereals tasty and nutritious.
There are over 4000 of us in more than 130 countries around the world, working together every day to find new ways to make our cereals even better for you. Our ‘family’ is committed to giving your family a nutritious start to the day; giving you more whole grain, working to reduce sugar and salt, and offering you more great cereals to choose from.
We’re here to make your breakfast better.
- Williams PG. The Benefits of Breakfast Cereal Consumption: A Systematic Review of the Evidence Base. Adv Nutr 2014;5:636S-673S. doi:10.3945/an.114.006247
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Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?
For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world, because we are committed to continuously improve the nutritional profile of our cereals. . Achieving consistency in all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children's products.
What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?
How can I find foods made with whole grain?
Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too. It’s easy to know if a Nestlé breakfast cereal is made with whole grain: just look out for the Green Banner and whole grain check mark on top of the box.
I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?
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If you are unhappy with your purchase, please return it to:
Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited
Anslow Office Park, 8 Anslow Crescent, Bryanston, 2021 | PO Box 50616, Randburg, 2125
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