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Nestlé and PepsiCo will give nutritional advice to women in anti-hunger campaign in Mexico

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2458 (Published 16 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2458
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Campaigners have warned that a project to reduce hunger in Mexico is being hijacked by food multinationals such as Nestlé and PepsiCo, which have signed agreements to provide nutritional advice and products to some of the country’s poorest women.

Under the agreements Nestlé is to teach 15 000 women in 12 of the country’s poorest states how to cook desserts and how to run a small business selling them. The project, called “My sweet business,” will also include half a day of education on nutrition and basic supplies to help the women set up the businesses.

PepsiCo is working with its local partner Quaker to develop a special nutritional milk for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and a high nutrition biscuit for …

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