Local nutrition education initiatives

Nutrition education : focus on some local initiatives

The Danone Institutes have developed a wide range of information and education programs intended for children, parents, elderly, athletes as well as for education professionals. 

These programs may consists of radio or TV programs, leaflets, games, kits. Those tools are most of the time free of charges. You will discover below a selection of those nutrition education tools or approaches adapted to local concerns: 

Japan- nutrition education through a website, leaflets and seminars

japaneducationsiteThe Danone Institute Japan Foundation operates a special website to distribute information to general public. This site, updated every month, proposes interviews, recipes, informations about sport nutrition or nutrition education.

The Danone Institute Japan Foundation also provides nutrition education leaflets to local educational institutions (from preschools to elementary/junior high/high schools and universities) and health centers and medical facilities across the country as well as seminars and lectures for children and parents.

France – a dedicated training kit for school canteen workers

School project DI France

Since 1991, the Danone Institute in France proposes and build solutions and tools to answer scientific, economic or social problematics regarding food and nutrition in France and many different educational tools have been developped and are still available on the DI France website.

In France, more than 6 millions of children are eating regularly in school where a set menu is proposed each day, taking into account national guidelines, for a diverse and balanced diet. Children have there for up to 5 lunches per week and, outside the family, the canteen is a key place where children are learning to eat healthy food, to share a same meal and to discover new meals or ingredients. For all this reason, canteens have been identified lately as a priority field of action for the Danone Institute France.

If French guidelines and regulations assure healthy and diversified canteen menus, many other factors are contributing for a good diet (noise, social interaction between the children, with adults…). Acting on these factors, the Danone Institute France is developping a training kit for school canteen workers.

Before a national launch planned in 2016, the training kit tested in partnership with 4 French cities which will contribute to build the training kit.

Learn more about the “Clemantine Program” on DI France website