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Health & Nutrition

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Health Organisation, dairy can be part of a sustainable diet.

At Arla, we are committed to making it even more sustainable, by producing products that retain their health effects and rich nutritional profile, while we continue to reduce their environmental impact.

Actions we’ve taken to support good health and nutrition…

Reducing sugar
Reducing sugar

Since 2011, we have made significant improvement to the health value of our products. for instance, reducing sugar by 30% from Sweden's Arla KO yoghurt.

Nutrition Criteria
Nutrition Criteria

Our Nutrition Criteria are the guiding principles in new product development and recipe formulation for our Arla Branded products that help everyone choose the best dairy foods to eat healthier.

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Don't Sugarcoat It

Arla has been cutting sugar from its milk-based beverages, and these reduced-sugar drinks are a big hit with consumers! In Denmark, our 30% sugar-reduced Matilde Mild chocolate milk achieved a sales increase of 25%, compared to the regular Matilde product. Clearly, people prefer healthier options when given the choice! 

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Plain Yogurt and Fruit, Nothing More

Motivated by our passion to create naturally healthy products and eliminate unnecessary ingredients, Arla Bio ONLY yogurt contains only two simple ingredients: plain yogurt (75%) and pure fruit (25%) – nothing else, and definitely no added sugar. The sweetness is derived from the natural sugars present in milk and fruit. 

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Arla Food for Health Research Add a Piecce to the Puzzle of Dietary Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetics

Arla Food for Health is an equal public-private research partnership between Arla Foods, Arla Foods Ingredients, University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University established in 2015. The overall vision of the partnership is to investigate the health effects of dairy and dairy ingredients by performing world-class research within the areas of prevent/remedy metabolic syndrome, prevent/remedy malnutrition and enhance immune defense/response.

Our global
ambition

  • Incrementally increase healthy choices by 60,000 tonnes by 2025, compared to 2019 levels (products that meet nutrition criteria)

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

Dairy can be part of a sustainable diet providing nutrition, and we therefore support UN SDGs 

  • No. 3 - Good Health & Wellbeing by providing nutritious dairy products.
  • No. 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production by supporting national dietary guidelines and relevant pack and portion sizes.
  • No. 17 - Partnerships for the Goals by supporting collaborative research programmes in the area of nutrition.