Danone Institute North America is a non-profit innovation center managed by Danone North America, a subsidiary of the global food and beverage company Danone, which has a mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible and a global frame of action of One Planet. One Health. This frame of action reflects Danone’s belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are inseparable. As a reflection of this principle, the goal of the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative is to foster transdisciplinary, community-based work to promote sustainable food systems.
Specific Objectives of the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative :
The One Planet. One Health Initiative is a competitive program that will select and fund up to five transdisciplinary teams in 2021 to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects on sustainable food systems that contribute to the nutritional health of populations.
This initiative will provide seed funding for projects such as pilot studies, feasibility testing, needs assessments and planning grants. Each selected team will receive a $30,000 One Planet. One Health Initiative Innovation Award to implement its project and amplify its message to a broader audience over a two-year period. Teams may use this grant mechanism to supplement current funding from other sources, but new project aims must be developed for the One Planet. One Health Initiative funding.