Lifelong nutrition – specialised products for all ages
Together with our customers and researchers around the world, we’re hard at work creating even more value from whey and milk. We apply scientific knowhow and technology to produce specialised products that help people meet nutritional challenges from early life to old age.
Human needs for nutrition change through life, from infancy to old age. At Arla Foods Ingredients, we try to meet some of those needs with our specialised whey-based ingredients. But are we really making a difference? To find out, we evaluated our contribution to infant nutrition and medical nutrition in 2021 and asked an independent auditor to validate our findings. See what we learned in our first impact report here to the right.
The very high nutritional quality of whey protein is based on its high content of essential amino acids – particularly leucine, which directly help stimulate muscle growth in humans – as well as its fast and easy absorption. It’s a powerful, flexible tool for influencing the health, well-being and physical performance of people.
Working in relation to officially recommended nutrient intakes, and based on documented effects using whey-derived ingredients, we provide ingredients that food manufacturers can use to support people with increased needs for protein-rich nutrition, primarily:
- Babies of mothers who have difficulty breastfeeding
- Malnourished people
- Seniors affected by age-related muscle loss
- Patients in hospitals or suffering a chronic disease
Read about areas of our work supporting Longlife Nutrition. To read more plase click on our focus areas here: