The Dannon® Company Leading Sponsor of Fort Worth FitFuture KIDS Fest

May 22, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22 /PRNewswire/ — For the fourth consecutive year, The Dannon Company, Inc. was a leading sponsor of the Forth Worth FitFuture KIDS Fest. While showing its support for a healthier Tarrant County, the dairy company, which has a plant in Fort Worth, handed out thousands of bottles of Dannon smoothies and nutrition educational materials.

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“Dannon’s mission is to support healthy lifestyles through nutritious food. With the childhood obesity rate at an all time high, Dannon is proud to support community events like the FitFuture KIDS Fest that promote healthy eating and fitness for children,” said Gayle Binney, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, The Dannon Company. “Dannon is especially proud to sponsor events in Fort Worth, a community that has been home to one of our factories for more than 30 years.”

The Dannon Company is America’s founding national yogurt company and continually uses its expertise to develop and market innovative, cultured fresh dairy products in the United States. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Dannon has plants in Minster, OH, Fort Worth, TX, and West Jordan, UT and produces approximately 100 different types of flavors, styles and sizes of cultured fresh dairy products. Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, one of the world’s leading producers of packaged foods and beverages, and Dannon is the top-selling brand of yogurt products worldwide, sold under the names Dannon and Danone.

With a strong commitment to high-quality, wholesome, nutritious and innovative products, The Dannon Company is committed to encouraging people to eat a balanced diet and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2009, for the ninth year in a row, Danone was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a worldwide reference for socially responsible businesses. Danone is a recognized leader for its contributions to nutrition and health and was ranked best in class in a 2008 JPMorgan & Insight Investment study about the response of the world’s largest food companies to obesity and health-related concerns. This commitment is also illustrated through The Dannon Company’s support of the Dannon Institute, an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting research, education, and communication about the links between nutrition, diet and health. For more information, please visit www.dannon.com.

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