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About Us

Health & Nutrition Sciences (H&NS) is the bridge between nutrition research and PepsiCo’s global business goals. We support healthier choices and diverse ingredients with nutrition benefits.

The team is made up of dedicated professionals who lead the interpretation of the latest science linking nutrition, diet and health, striving to advance nutrition and PepsiCo's sustainability agenda across our diverse portfolio.

Who We Are

A Dedicated Team of Nutrition Experts

The PepsiCo H&NS team has a strong academic foundation that leverages significant experience and proficiency in nutrition, dietetics, health promotion, and other health science related disciplines.

The team engages with key external stakeholders to educate about the role PepsiCo products play in increasing consumer choice and delivering a broader range of healthier products. Our team of scientists also conducts research on relevant topics of public health importance.

In addition, the team also plays a critical role in contributing to the ongoing learning and education of internal stakeholders.

The H&NS team is part of the Life Sciences function, which brings together expertise in health and nutrition science and associated policy, sports science, external innovation, clinical operations and external engagement with health professionals and academics. The Life Sciences team explores the relationships between nutrition, diet, health and performance through research and provides one voice for PepsiCo in the interpretation, communication and translation of science to support innovation.

H&NS - A Qualified Team, Prioritizing Professional Development
Over 70% of the team are Registered Dietitians and/or have outstanding credentials such as PhDs or Masters of Science degrees
Over 225 years of cumulative experience on the PepsiCo H&NS team
Over 400 cumulative years of previous work in the nutrition sciences or clinical sciences field
Over 700 publications
Over 45 registered patents or patents pending
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A Global Function
Based in locations around the world, our team provides health and nutrition science counsel aligned with our strategic pillars.
Guide New Product Development & Portfolio Expansion

Idea refinement: in line with external public health guidelines, to guide transformation and innovation.

Ingredient scoping: helping to bring visibility to the science of new or on-trend ingredients.

Positioning and claims substantiation: helping to support development of differentiated healthier products.

External Engagement

Providing a credible, evidence-based voice to engage with key stakeholders, share research and information and facilitate discussion.

Nutrition Science Research

Monitoring, evaluating and conducting research to support nutrition and health claims for new products and to understand the physiological impact of ingredients on health.

Internal Education

Providing information and resources through internal channels to support cross-function collaboration, learning and professional development.

Around the world, consumers enjoy PepsiCo products more than one billion times a day. With that global scale comes an enormous responsibility to evolve our portfolio of food and beverages to ensure that sustainability is at the center of how we create growth and operate within planetary boundaries through pep+, inspiring positive change for the planet and people.

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