Dannon is committed to bringing health through food to as many people as possible. This is especially true for K–12, where we can help make a difference in the health of America’s youth by providing optimal school menu recommendations and a wealth of resources, including:
- Yogurt’s nutrition benefits
- The latest USDA breakfast & lunch guidelines
Explore these resources to learn more.
Dannon® Yogurt & Nutrition
Lowfat and nonfat yogurts are nutrient-dense foods. Many contain 3 of
the 4 key nutrients lacking in the American diet (calcium, vitamin D and potassium) and all 9 essential amino acids that the body needs but cannot produce on its own.
View Dannon’s Progress: VIEW PDF
Greek Yogurt’s Nutrition Value
Greek yogurt is made with about 3 times the amount of milk used to make
regular yogurt and has 2x the protein!*
- Learn more about the nutritional benefits of Greek yogurt
- Read: Yogurt scores high in the nutrition game
* Greek yogurt: 12g (24% DV) protein per 6 oz. vs. regular lowfat yogurt: 5g (10% DV) protein per 6 oz.
Live & Active Cultures Seal
To help consumers identify yogurt that contains live and active cultures, the National Yogurt Association has developed the Live & Active Cultures seal.
Latest USDA Guidelines
The USDA has designated 4 ounces of yogurt as equal to one meat or meat alternative in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
View and download the USDA guidelines here.
USDA General Guidelines
American Academy of Pediatrics Report
Concern about childhood obesity has stirred new interest in school nutrition policies. In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health and its Committee on Nutrition issued their report, “Snacks, Sweetened Beverages, Added Sugars, and Schools.”
Health & Wellness Community Affairs Program
Dannon partners with schools and conducts school education programs to educate students on healthy eating habits and promote more-active lifestyles.
To partner with Dannon to host a “One Yogurt a Day” program at your school, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org