Danone Institute launches grant program

WHITE PLAINS, New York — Danone Institute North America, a not-for-profit established by Broomfield-based Danone North America, has launched its One Planet. One Health Initiative grant program.

Transdisciplinary teams from across the United States and Canada may apply for the new grant program, in which four teams will be challenged to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects for sustainable food systems.

Danone Institute North America will award $90,000 to four teams selected to implement their projects and amplify their messages to a broader audience. This grant will provide seed funding for projects such as pilot studies, feasibility testing, needs assessments and planning grants.

“As one of the largest food and beverage companies in the U.S., it’s our responsibility to find new, more sustainable ways of working and empower future innovators to do the same,” Miguel Freitas, vice president, scientific affairs for Danone North America, said in a prepared statement. “We have a long legacy of supporting education and research programs and are excited to bring together a new generation of thought leaders to help us create food systems solutions that benefit the public, as well as our vision of building a healthier world through food.”

The four chosen teams will attend a four-day program in Boulder that will include training on sustainable food systems from experts in sustainability, implementation science, communication, nutrition, and economics, as well as presentations and panels involving community leaders such as farmers, retailers, corner store owners, WIC leaders, and other stakeholders in the sustainability food ecosystem.

The call for entries will remain open through June 1. For more information and to submit an application, visit www.danoneinstituteNA.org

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains and Broomfield.

WHITE PLAINS, New York — Danone Institute North America, a not-for-profit established by Broomfield-based Danone North America, has launched its One Planet. One Health Initiative grant program.

Transdisciplinary teams from across the United States and Canada may apply for the new grant program, in which four teams will be challenged to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects for sustainable food systems.

Danone Institute North America will award $90,000 to four teams selected to implement their projects and amplify their messages to a broader audience. This grant will provide seed funding for projects such as pilot studies, feasibility testing, needs assessments and planning grants.

“As one of the largest food and beverage companies in the U.S., it’s our responsibility to find new, more sustainable ways of working and empower future innovators to do the same,” Miguel Freitas, vice president, scientific affairs for Danone North America, said in a prepared statement. “We have a long legacy of supporting education and research programs and are excited to bring together a new generation of thought leaders to help us create food systems solutions that benefit the public, as well as our vision of building a healthier world through food.”

The four chosen teams will attend a four-day program in Boulder that will include training on sustainable food systems from experts in sustainability, implementation science, communication, nutrition, and economics, as well as presentations and panels involving community leaders such as farmers, retailers, corner store owners, WIC leaders, and other stakeholders in the sustainability food ecosystem.

The call for…