Global Health Reporting


Over the years, we have tracked our journey to improve the nutrition of our products through our U.S. Health Metric* reporting system. This system measured our progress in increasing positive nutrients, decreasing nutrients to limit, qualifying for a nutrient or health benefit claim, or meeting specific internal nutrition requirements. We are proud to report that from fiscal 2005-2018, 81% of U.S Retail sales volume met Health Metric criteria.

 U.S. Health Metric

As we continue to evolve, innovate, and renovate, we have transitioned how we report our renovated portfolio of nutrient-dense, convenient food options. Our updated health reporting system leverages established, transparent nutrition criteria grounded in regulations and dietary guidance and now measures across our global portfolio.

The philosophy for this new phase of our nutrition journey – incorporates our core beliefs about nutrient density and the nourishing power of food groups – and informs our internal criteria for “Nutrition-Forward Foods.” Our expansive and diverse portfolio reflects these beliefs, as we offer a delicious variety of nutrient-dense products from every food group to help support consumers in building healthy eating patterns. 

We are proud to report that in fiscal 2020, 43% of General Mills global volume met the company’s internal criteria as “Nutrition-Forward Foods.”

Global Health Reporting 2021