Danone Institute North America announces a request for proposals for the One Planet One Health Initiative.

Danone Institute North America, formerly called the Dannon Institute for Nutrition and Health, announces a request for proposals for its new One Planet. One Health Initiative. Danone Institute North America is an innovation center managed by Danone North America, a subsidiary of Danone, which has a mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible and a global vision of One Planet. One Health. This vision reflects Danone’s belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are inseparable. As a reflection of this vision, the goal of the One Planet. One Health Initiative is to foster transdisciplinary, community-based work to promote sustainable foods systems globally.

Specific objectives of the initiative are to:

  • Catalyze the amplification of the One Planet. One Health vision through innovative, actionable North America-focused initiatives to promote sustainable food systems.
  • Foster a new generation of transdisciplinary thought leaders and academic-led teams trained to work together and to advocate for food systems solutions that can benefit the public and promote the One Planet. One Health vision.
  • Amplify the understanding of sustainable food systems among the press and public.
  • Forge new networks and collaborative relationships among Danone North America, Danone Institute North America, North America academic institutions, and broader food systems disciplines.

The One Planet. One Health Initiative is a new competitive program that will select and fund up to four transdisciplinary teams in 2019 to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects on sustainable food systems.

This initiative will provide seed funding for projects such as pilot studies, feasibility testing, needs assessments and planning grants. In addition, 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. Each selected team will receive a $20,000 One Planet. One Health Initiative Innovation Award to implement its project and amplify its message to a broader audience.