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Globalization and Health

, 6:10

First Online: 28 May 2010Received: 29 March 2010Accepted: 28 May 2010DOI: 10.1186-1744-8603-6-10

Cite this article as: Yach, D., Khan, M., Bradley, D. et al. Global Health 2010 6: 10. doi:10.1186-1744-8603-6-10 Summary

Increasingly, food companies play an important role in stemming the rising burden of nutrition-related chronic diseases. Concrete actions taken by these companies include global public commitments to address food reformulation, consumer information, responsible marketing, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and public-private partnerships. These actions are reviewed together with eleven specific PepsiCo goals and commitments that address products, the marketplace, and communities at large. Interim progress on these goals and commitments are discussed as well as constraints hampering faster progress. Further disease prevention depends on increasing implementation of private-public initiatives.

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Author: Derek Yach - Mehmood Khan - Dondeena Bradley - Rob Hargrove - Stephen Kehoe - George Mensah


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