|ABOUT THE DANNON INSTITUTE
The Dannon Institute is a separately incorporated, 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated
to non-commercial activities. Launched in 1997, the Dannon Institute was established
as an independent foundation to promote research, education and communication about
the link between nutrition and good health. The Dannon Institute in the United States
is one of several Danone Institutes created worldwide by Danone, the ultimate parent
company of The Dannon Company, Inc.
The Board of Directors is made up of both independent experts in nutrition science
and business leaders of The Dannon Company, Inc. The nutrition scientists establish
program direction, determine recipients of funding and are closely involved in all
Dannon Institute programs. Dannon managers offer communication support, program
development and management expertise.
Members of the Scientific Council serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of
Directors. They provide insight for programs and also serve on program selection
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A Message from Our President
The Dannon Institute focuses its efforts on areas of nutrition that we, the Board
of Directors and Scientific Council, feel need greater attention in the United States.
These areas include promoting children's nutrition, especially preschool nutrition
education, and fostering the success of tomorrow's leaders in the field of nutrition.
I am proud of the significant contribution that the Dannon Institute has made to
nutrition professionals throughout the years. The Nutrition Leadership Institute,
which now boasts over 200 alumni, has provided a unique opportunity for nutrition
professionals to develop their leadership skills and relationships with their peers.
We have recently offered a complementary program, the Academic Mid-Career Nutrition
Leadership Institute, which is geared toward nutrition professionals who are more
senior in their careers and are looking to take on leadership roles in their institutions.
Please explore this website to learn more about these and other initiatives undertaken
by the Dannon Institute
Douglas Heimburger, M.D.
The Dannon Institute
A Message from Mariano Lozano, President and Chief Executive
Officer, The Dannon Company, Inc.
The Dannon Company prides itself on providing consumers high-quality, wholesome
and nutritious products. Good nutrition and health are at the heart of our business.
However, our commitment to consumers does not end there.
We are also dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people living
in the communities we serve, as well as supporting the overall field of nutrition.
To this end, the Dannon Company has established the Dannon Institute to be an active
partner in supporting leadership development in the field of nutrition by providing
recent graduates and mid-career nutrition academics leadership skills training and
broad perspectives necessary to achieve their professional potential and positively
impact our communities. Ultimately, it is our goal to help educate families and
people of all ages about the role a healthy diet plays in lifelong, overall health.
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Dannon Company, Inc.