Dairy is considered a ‘’good for you” food and is one of the five food groups recommended by the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
It is the richest natural food source of bio-available calcium and provides energy and high-quality protein which helps grow and repair muscles. Dairy products help meet the body’s need for:
We make dairy products and ingredients that meet different health and wellness needs of consumers at every lifestage, all over the world. This is based on a belief in quality products, sound science and 'doing what's right' by our customers and consumers. We continually review our product portfolio to move our everyday products towards using minimum quantities of added sugars, refined carbohydrates, added fats, salt and other additives without comprising on quality, taste, texture or safety.
In Australia, we have a team of dietitians, nutritionists, scientists and food technologists who are committed to providing our consumers with a choice of products to meet their nutritional needs.
Our Research and Development Centre in New Zealand is the world’s leading dairy innovation hub with a team of 400 experts. With a diverse and global team, we offer a wide range of functional dairy solutions to meet the needs of consumers, hospitality, food industry and complimentary nutrition channels.
We regularly work with Government, public health and the food industry on initiatives to improve nutrition policy and promotion in Australia. We also support and fund local and international dairy research to leverage the benefits of dairy and promote as one of the five food groups in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Healthy communities are important to us and we are proud partners with Foodbank. For many people who experience food insecurity, even affording milk can be a struggle, so by partnering with Foodbank we can bring the goodness of dairy to our community.
The Fonterra Group Nutrition Policy sets out our high-level nutrition commitments to provide goodness for generations. In 2021, we updated Fonterra Food and Nutrition Guidelines. The global guidelines set the nutrition criteria for our product composition and inform our marketing practices across all branded consumer products and ingredients that Fonterra manufactures.
The guidelines complement food standards and regulations, as well as our own education and advocacy activities to raise awareness of the value of dairy nutrition in healthy, balanced diets.
Furthermore, the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation independently reviewed and endorsed them as evidence-based guidelines founded on robust nutritional science and reflecting international directives on nutrition and health.
Fonterra Australia Nutrition Commitments
Global Nutrition Policy
Fonterra’s Nutrition Guidelines