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The Dannon Company Announces 2009 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grants

Submitted by: Dannon Company, The

Categories: Health & Wellness, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Feb 10, 2009 – 10:30 PM EST

 

Applications Now Available for Qualifying Nonprofit Organizations

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., February 9, 2009 - The Dannon Company, Inc. announced today that applications for its Dannon Next Generation NutritionTM Grants are now available at www.dannon.com.

Four individual grants of $30,000 will support childhood nutrition education programs and will be awarded to one program nurturing healthy eating habits among children in each of the four communities where a Dannon facility is located - Salt Lake County, UT; Tarrant County, TX; Westchester County, NY; and Shelby, Mercer, Darke and Auglaize counties in Ohio. Applications are due by March 31, 2009.

The Dannon Company established the Dannon Next Generation NutritionTM Grants in 2006 to promote childhood nutrition education in communities where Dannon facilities are located. Each organization receiving a Dannon grant develops a program that nurtures healthy eating habits among children in the community and encourages children to develop life-long habits for good nutrition and exercise. Dannon has awarded grants totaling more than $300,000 since the program's inception in 2006.

To qualify for funding, organizations must be designated as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and must already be engaged in a nutrition education program for children up to age 18 or be able to launch such an initiative in 2009. Applications are available at www.dannon.com, under the Dannon Cares section of the Web site. For questions about Dannon's grant application process, please call (914) 872-8672.

About The Dannon Company, Inc.

The Dannon Company is America's founding national yogurt company and continually leverages its expertise to develop and market innovative cultured fresh dairy products in the United States. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Dannon has plants in Minster, OH; Fort Worth, TX,; and West Jordan, UT. The company produces and sells approximately 100 different types of flavors, styles and sizes of cultured fresh dairy products. Dannon is owned by Groupe Danone, one of the world's leading producers of packaged foods and beverages. Groupe Danone's mission is to bring health through tasty, nutritious and affordable food and beverage products to as many people as possible. Dannon is the top-selling brand of yogurt products worldwide, sold under the names Dannon and Danone.

With a strong commitment to high-quality, wholesome, nutritious and innovative products, The Dannon Company is committed to encouraging healthy eating and living. This commitment is also illustrated through The Dannon Company's support of the Dannon Institute, an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting research, education and communication about the links between nutrition, diet and health. For more information, please visit www.dannon.com

For more information, please contact:

Beth Keith Edelman
Phone: (212) 704-4545

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