The Dannon Company Supports West Jordan Health and Preparedness Expo

May 21, 2011

WEST JORDAN, Utah, May 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the fourth time, The Dannon Company, Inc. was a sponsor of the West Jordan Health and Preparedness Expo. Dannon volunteers handed out thousands of samples of popular Dannon brands like Danimals® and Danonino® that are manufactured in the company’s West Jordan, Utah plant.

Since the opening of the plant in 2000, Dannon has been committed to helping improve the overall well being of its employees and the citizens of West Jordan. In addition to sponsoring the Expo, Dannon awards an annual $30,000 grant, the Dannon Next Generation Nutrition® Grant, to local organizations that operate programs designed to nurture healthy eating habits and physical activity among children in Salt Lake County, Utah.

“The demand for nutritious, wholesome food is greater than ever and Dannon’s line of diverse yogurt products offer a snack solution for every age – from toddlers to adults. We are proud to be able to support local community programs that can improve the lifestyles of people of all ages and backgrounds,” said Gayle Binney, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, The Dannon Company. “The Health and Preparedness Expo is a great opportunity for us to connect with the community that has been home to our factory for more than ten years.

The Dannon Company is America’s founding national yogurt company and continually leverages 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 healthy eating and healthy living. 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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