Can food and beverage companies help improve population health? Some insights from PepsiCo

Derek Yach, Antonio Lucio and Carlos Barroso
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01464.x
Published online: 3 December 2007

Further progress may require business and public sector partnerships

Chronic diseases in low-to-middle-income countries have continued to increase. At the same time, calls for prevention have grown.1-3 The World Health Organization resolution on diet and physical activity, published in 2004, recommended several specific actions for food companies and the broader private sector.4 Among these were:

  • Derek Yach1
  • Antonio Lucio2
  • Carlos Barroso3

  • PepsiCo Inc, Purchase, NY, USA.


Competing interests:

All authors are full-time employees of PepsiCo, involved in health policy, research and development, and innovation. They have a financial interest in the company and have received compensation for this article.


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