Dannon Institute
Children's Nutrition Education Advancing Nutrition Leadership About Us
Children's Nutrition Education
2017 Early Career Nutrition Leadership Institute

The application period for the Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership is now closed. Please visit the website in December 2017 for information on future programs.

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 committees.

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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.

Mariano Lozano
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Dannon Company, Inc.