OBESITY IN CHILDREN
A serious global problem
Did you know that obesity in children is one of the biggest global health issues of the 21st century, and one which affects almost every country? The number of obese children and youths of school age has increased over tenfold in just 40 years, from 11 million to an alarming 124 million in 2016. Another estimated 216 million are considered overweight.
These alarming figures are from a report published in 2019 by the World Obesity Federation. If you’re wondering how the prediction for the future looks, it’s even worse! It projects a continued increase to 254 million obese children and youths aged 5 to 19 by 2030.
To counteract this, in close collaboration with our sister companies SternVitamin and OlbrichtArom we’ve developed several concepts for healthier dairy products and sauces for kids.
Within this “Know-How Connection” we at Hydrosol take care of maintaining the texture and mouthfeel, by working on sugar reduction and fibre enrichment. The experts at SternVitamin handle enrichment with vitamins and minerals, while our colleagues at OlbrichtArom are responsible for kid-friendly flavours.
CUSTOM STABILISING AND TEXTURING SYSTEMS
Dairy products for children
Our stabilising systems were developed for dairy products intended for children aged 5 and above. In addition to kid-friendly flavours and declaration-friendly ingredients, the focus was on improving the nutritional value. The recommended formulations permit the use of different nutritional and health statements addressing immune system health, bone health, normal growth and cognitive development in children.
|Stabisol JCL 9||Flavoured fermented milk products||System for spoonable and drinkable flavoured fermented milk products that are low-fat, a source of fibre and fortified with vitamins and minerals||2.20 %|
|Stabisol PDP 02||Puddings||System for puddings that are sugar-reduced, low-fat, a source of fibre, lactose-free and fortified with vitamins and minerals||4.70 %|
|Stabimuls IC 90730||Ice creams||Clean label system for ice cream that is sugar-reduced, high in fibre and fortified with vitamins and minerals||1.80 %|
|Stabisol PCCL 3||Squeezable processed cheese preparations||System for squeezable processed cheese preparations in fun flavours that are based on a premium recipe, and contain no added melting salts or other additional salt||1.10 %|
|Stabisol QR 50||Curd desserts||Clean label system for curd desserts in various flavours that are based on a premium recipe and fortified with vitamins and minerals||0.90 – 1.10 %|
|Hydrogum PYB||Juice milk drinks||System for juice milk drinks that are sugar-reduced, fat-free, a source of fibre and fortified with vitamins and minerals||0.30 %|
|Stabiprime MFDG 01||Flavoured milk drinks||Flexible system for milk drinks in various flavours that are sugar-reduced, low-fat, a source of fibre and fortified with vitamins and minerals||0.20 %|
Deli products for children
Our recipes for sauces for children aged 5-12 feature kid-friendly flavours, improved nutrition and declaration-friendly ingredients.
|Stabisol KG 1||Ketchup||Clean label system for ketchup with additional vegetables included, which is sugar-reduced and fortified with vitamins and minerals||1.50 – 2.00 %|
|Stabimuls M 15 FFS GR||French fry sauce||Clean label system for french fry sauce that is fat-reduced, high in fibre and egg-free||7.90 %|
The key categories for product launches aimed at kids
Over 50% of product introductions targeting children from 5 to 12 are in the confectionery category, followed by dairy.
Source: Innova Data Base, 01/2016 – 12/2021, Global
OUR SOLUTIONS FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS
Ice cream for kids
Our free-from concept is not just for hot summer days: A clean label children’s ice cream with 30% less sugar, prebiotics for gut health, and enriched with vitamins and minerals especially for immune system health. With solutions from Hydrosol, you get a stable product that compares well with conventional ice cream in terms of flavour and texture.
Milk mixed beverages for children
Our premium formulations make it easy for you to produce healthier alternatives to comparable market products. Thanks to our declaration-friendly ingredients, you can reduce the sugar and fat content. With vitamin and mineral enrichment you can also make EU health claims. It adds up to a tasty, nutritionally optimised product individually adapted to child nutrition.
Processed cheese preparations from a tube
We have declaration-friendly free-from concepts for processed cheese preparations as well. Especially for kids, we’ve developed squeezable cheese preparations that don’t use melting salts. Fun flavours give them extra appeal, for enjoyable breakfasts and lunches.
Puddings for kids
Our concept for children’s pudding features optimised nutritional value. Its special formulation also permits the use of various EU health claims for children, addressing normal growth.
The most important subcategories of children’s dairy products
We’ve developed suitable concepts for children in many of these product categories. Find out about our solutions.
Source: Innova Data Base, 01/2016 – 12/2021, Global
We have the solution!
As experts in dairy, we support the industry with a range of modern concepts for children’s products, created in close collaboration with SternVitamin and OlbrichtArom. With our stabilising systems we meet the demands of today’s market, and can offer you custom systems for your dairy line.
With our extensive concept range for children’s products, we have managed to develop nutritionally optimised products that are delicious and appealing to children – the perfect portfolio expansion opportunity for our customers.
OUR SAUCE SOLUTIONS
Fat reduced french fry sauce
Our solutions help you make a fibre-enriched chips sauce with a fat content of just 15%. Despite its improved nutritional value, the final product has a creamy mouthfeel and delicious flavour. This makes it a good alternative to conventional fatty mayonnaise, especially for kids.
Ketchup with extra vegetables
Our concept lets deli food makers use vegetables like pumpkin or sweet potato in ketchup, alongside tomatoes. This is a way to get kids to eat more “hidden” vegetables and less sugar than with conventional ketchup. Our formulations also permit the use of various EU health claims for children.