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The Dannon Company Announces 2010 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grants

Applications Now Available for Qualifying Nonprofit Organizations

Submitted by: Dannon Company, The

Categories: Health & Wellness, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Jan 21, 2010 – 03:21 PM EST


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 21 /CSRwire/ - The Dannon Company, Inc. announced today that applications for its fifth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grants are available at Applications are due by March 31, 2010.

Dannon will award grants of $30,000 to four nonprofits for programs that support childhood nutrition education and promote healthy eating habits among children within each of the four communities where a Dannon facility is located - Salt Lake County, Utah; Tarrant County, Texas; Westchester County, N.Y. and Shelby, Mercer, Darke and Auglaize counties in Ohio.

Dannon established the Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant program in 2006 to promote childhood nutrition education in communities. Each organization that receives a grant creates a program that helps children develop life-long habits for good nutrition and exercise. Dannon is proud to have awarded over $300,000 in grants to date and is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all of its communities through the Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant program and other community initiatives.

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 2010.

Applications are available on the Dannon website homepage at and under the Dannon Cares section of the website. 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, N.Y., Dannon has plants in Minster, Ohio, Fort Worth, Texas, and West Jordan, Utah. 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

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