Nestle in Diabetes Awareness Campaign in India

November 15/New Delhi, India/Asia Pulse -- Nestle India has entered into an agreement with India's National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC) to develop initiatives on managing and creating awareness about diabetes across the country.

The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with N-DOC "to develop and implement initiatives focused on nutrition empowerment for prevention and management of diabetes by increasing awareness of diets."

"The focus of this collaboration is to understand the impact of local diets and emerging lifestyles on the increasing incidence of diabetes and create appropriate solutions," Nestle India general manager (nutrition) Gary Tickle said in a statement.

As part of the partnership, it has kicked off a workshop "Nutrition Empowerment for Prevention and Management of Diabetes," where experts in the field will discuss the myths and realities associated with diabetes and prevention of diabetes.

The company said it has recently acquired products under its healthcare nutrition business to help people manage diabetes, obesity, malnutrition or other specific nutritional needs.

"The MOU with N-DOC will enable it to develop more initiatives to benefit consumers," it added.

From the November 16, 2010, Prepared Foods' Daily News
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