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

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 :

  • Advance Danone’s “One Planet. One Health” frame of action through innovative, actionable North America-focused initiatives to promote sustainable food systems that reflect that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Examples of focus areas include: regenerative agriculture, measurement and mitigation of carbon footprint, reducing food waste, closing food systems gaps that prevent equitable and sustainable access to healthy food, promotion of balanced dietary patterns that help fight obesity, address the nutritional and specific health needs of children, and support healthy aging throughout adulthood.
  • Foster a new generation of transdisciplinary thought leaders working together and advocating for food systems solutions that can benefit the health of the public.
  • Amplify the understanding of the relationship between sustainable food systems and human health among key decision-makers and the public.
  • Forge new networks and collaborative relationships among Danone North America, Danone Institute North America, academic institutions in North America, community groups involved with food sustainability issues, health of the population, and broader food systems disciplines.

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.