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The Dannon Company announces 2011 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition(R) Grants


Applications for the sixth annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grants are now available on the Dannon website under the 'Dannon Cares' section http://dannon.com/dannoncares.aspx. Applications are due by March 29, 2011.

Dannon will award grants of US$30,000 to four nonprofits for programs that promote healthy eating and support nutrition education for children within each of the four communities where a Dannon facility is located - Salt Lake County, Utah; Tarrant County, Texas; Westchester County, New York 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.

In 2010 alone, US$120,000 in grants benefited nearly 4,000 children and families nationwide; and since the inception of the Dannon Next Generation Grant program, more than US$580,000 has benefited nearly 14,000 children and their families.

To qualify for funding, organizations must be designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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 2011.

Applications and additional information is available at: http://dannon.com/pdf/2011_Dannon_Next_Generation_Nutrition_Grant_Application_Form.pdf.

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 and produces approximately 100 different types of flavors, styles and sizes of cultured fresh dairy products. Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, one of the world's leading producers of packaged foods and beverages, and 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 people to eat a balanced diet and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2010, for the tenth year in a row, Danone was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a worldwide reference for socially responsible businesses. Danone is a recognized leader for its contributions to nutrition and health and its mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. 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.

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