Healthy Nutrition

A balanced diet from sustainable food systems is key to the long-term health of people and the planet. The ALDI SOUTH Group wants to make healthy nutrition simple, sustainable, and affordable.

Key facts
of adults (over 18) worldwide are overweight*
deaths could be prevented each year by reducing salt intake**
of all global deaths in 2019 resulted from the consequences of obesity****
of people live in countries where obesity exceeds hunger as a cause of death****

Why choose healthy food

A balanced diet is fundamental to our health and development. It strengthens our immune systems and reduces the risk of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. People around the world face many challenges when it comes to staying healthy. Obesity is a leading cause of premature death worldwide, affecting people in rich and poor countries alike. Around 65% of the world's population now lives in countries where more people die from the complications of being overweight or obese than from hunger.

The ALDI SOUTH Group committed to making healthy food affordable by offering a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as foods to suit a range of special diets.

Our goal: To encourage an affordable and healthy diet for all current and future customers by empowering them to make well-informed and healthier choices.­

Enabling our customers to make healthier choices

As a global food retailer, we recognise the role that ALDI has to play in addressing the challenges surrounding healthy nutrition. We want to go beyond sustainable sourcing practices to ensure that we stock high quality, nutritious food.

Our targets for Healthy Nutrition are set individually in each of the countries in which we operate, with the aim of working towards one or more of these overarching goals:

  • Reformulate existing products to make them healthier by reducing fat, salt, sugar, additives, and unwanted contaminants and increasing fibre and the share of plant-based protein.
  • Adjust our product portfolio by listing healthier and more innovative product types and ranges, such as plant-based alternatives.
  • Provide nutrition labelling with intuitive information so that consumers can immediately assess the nutritional quality of processed and packaged foods.
  • Drive forward education on a nutritious and balanced diet to encourage healthy nutrition by sharing recipes online and sharing information via nutrition reports.

ALDI markets driving healthy nutrition

ALDI SÜD Germany


ALDI’s ambitious healthy nutrition agenda includes offering a variety of minimally processed, natural foods, including fermented foods. The new premium organic range “Nur Nur Natur” offers the highest organic standards, maximum taste and the purest of ingredients. The range is free from unnecessary additives, flavour-enhancing ingredients and added flavours.

HOFER Austria


HOFER has been collaborating with experts and suppliers since 2017 to reformulate products by reducing salt and sugar in own-brand products. The focus is on categories that contain high levels of salt, such as frozen foods, and sugar, such as breakfast cereals. By 2026, HOFER will implement salt and sugar limits for these product categories.


ALDI was the first supermarket in Australia to remove the flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate from all their own-brand food and beverage products.


United Kingdom

ALDI UK has reached 2 million children with its Get Set to Eat Fresh initiative – an engaging and inspiring programme that teaches children aged 5-14 the importance of a balanced diet, teaching them how to cook healthy food for themselves. ALDI UK has revised its marketing policy to ban the promotion of unhealthy foods to under-16s and to ban the use of cartoon characters on the packaging of products with a poor nutritional rating. We are working towards reformulating products in the UK market by the end of 2025 – with similar efforts in Germany and Austria.

Read more about what we are doing in terms of Healthy Nutrition within our national ALDI markets

Healthy people for a healthy planet

Healthy diets are inextricably linked to healthy food production systems. ALDI SOUTH Group is committed to promoting healthier, more sustainable diets with less environmental impact. By addressing healthy eating as part of our Global Sustainability Strategy, we aim to have a positive impact not only on people's health, but also on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting animal welfare and strengthening human rights.

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