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Our story

From the 1960’s when the nutrition department was first created at General Mills through the evolution of officially being called the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition in the 1990’s we have grown and advanced with the company as it’s source for scientific health and nutrition expertise that creates value and growth.

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Our Nutrition Philosophy

General Mills’ priorities have long included providing nutritious foods and increasing food security to support the health and well-being of our consumers. In the Bell Institute we support these priorities by focusing on nutrient density, sustainable diets, personalized nutrition, affordable nutrition and dietary intake research.

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Global Health Reporting & Responsibility

Over the years, we have made significant progress reformulating products by increasing positive nutrients, like whole grain, fiber and iron, and reducing limiter nutrients, like sodium and sugar. Having started with a focus on US retail sales we now have a global health reporting system that provides a snapshot of the nutritional characteristics of our global portfolio.