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The Dannon Company

Supporting partner

Commitment

Started on March 14, 2014
3 year commitment | View progress

Kids who squeeze, slurp or scoop Danimals products up with a spoon are filling their bodies with far less sugar and fat and more nutrients than ever, thanks to Dannon’s commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA).

Dannon, the nation’s leading producer of yogurt, has fulfilled its substantial commitment to better health through product improvements that encourage healthier habits for America’s youth.

In 2016, the company met its goals for increasing nutrient density by 10 percent and greatly reducing sugar and fat in all fresh dairy products marketed under Dannon, Danimals, Danonino, Oikos, Activia, Light & Fit and DanActive. The company cut the sugar content in 78 percent of its products – including 100 percent of products intended for children – to less than 23 grams of total sugar per six ounces. In addition, 87 percent of its products now meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration definition for “fat-free” or “low in fat.

Dannon’s investment in good health extends well beyond its own products. The company has invested more than $3 million in education and research focused on healthy eating habits, through exhibits, educational grants, presentations and direct marketing.

A truly engaged partner deeply committed to children’s health, Dannon supports PHA events whenever possible, from speaking with food analysts on Wall Street to collaborating with other PHA partners. For example, in support of PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative, Dannon provided free cooking, yoga, dance and group fitness activities on college campuses across the country. They even served up free smoothies to students at American University during 2016 Healthy Campus Week!

78% Dannon cut the sugar content in 78 percent of its products – including 100 percent of products intended for children – to less than 23 grams of total sugar per six ounces.

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