The Danone Institute International, with the support of its global network, undertake specific activities in the field of nutrition research, education and training.
The main activities of the Danone Institute International (DII) in the fields of food and nutrition for health are:
Danone Institute International has created a new prize for Alimentation to reward mid-career scientists for pioneering research. Called the Danone International Prize for Alimentation (DIPA), the award replaces the long-standing Danone International Prize for Nutrition. The DIPA will awarded every two years, by the Danone Institute International and the French Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM).
In a far-reaching initiative to achieve ground-breaking benefits to public health, this 100,000 Euro prize is being opened to mid-career researchers. It will reward pioneering research that spans multiple disciplines and represents a major advance in “Alimentation”: practices relating to food, including food choice, purchase, preparation, cooking, and meal organization, and their determinants.
Previously to the DIPA and initiated by Danone in 1997, with the support of the French Medical Research Foundation, the Danone International Prize for Nutrition is part of one of the initiatives undertaken by the Danone Institute International to support the research in nutrition.
The Prize has been awarded every two years since 1997 to a scientist conducting outstanding studies in human nutrition. The candidate selection procedure, based on that used for the Nobel Prize, is rigorous, objective and transparent.
Learn more about the previous laureates of the Danone International Prize for Nutrition
Future global health depends on the health of today’s children. Those children who establish healthy eating and activity behaviours early in life are well-equipped to maintain their good health far into adult life.
Nurturing healthy habits in our children therefore offers a fantastic opportunity to make inroads into important public health concerns such as tackling the worldwide epidemic of overweight and obesity, and their associated health consequences.
With this in mind, Danone Institute International (DII) has joined forces with experts in the field to develop a unique perspective on the topic through publications and conferences.
This working group is long term scientific collaboration between the American Society for Nutrition and the Danone Institute International, gathering about 20 scientific experts around the World.
Its mission is to advance scientific knowledge on the health benefits of yogurt and disseminate the findings broadly, through 3 objectives:
– Promote scientific research on the health benefits of yogurt
– Disseminate knowledge on health benefits of yogurt
– Identify and review existing science on health benefits of yogurt
The Danone Institute International gathers experts around the World.