FORT WORTH, Texas, April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc. was one of the leading sponsors at the Fort Worth FitFuture Kids Fest, for the fifth consecutive year. The yogurt company, which has a plant in Ft. Worth, handed out thousands of free Dannon® yogurt products and educational materials in support of efforts to help build a healthier Tarrant County.
"Dannon is committed to helping people lead a healthy lifestyle, which is why we look forward to sponsoring the FitFuture event each year. It is a great venue to promote healthy eating and physical activity for children and families," said Gayle Binney, Manager Corporate Responsibility, The Dannon Company. "Fort Worth has been home to one of Dannon's factories for more than 30 years, which makes this event particularly special for the company and for employees who volunteer their time."
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 people to eat a balanced diet and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2010, for the tenth 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.
SOURCE The Dannon Company, Inc.