Part of ensuring a good future is ensuring the health and happiness of our children. Danone North America recently debuted its latest plant-based innovation, Silk® Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative, as well as a plan to partner with Hannaford Supermarkets to donate over $100,000 worth of kid's products to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
"This is a crucial time for parents across the country, and Danone North America has convened an important conversation with industry experts to discuss the current challenges in children's nutrition due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Lia Stierwalt, Senior Director of Marketing for Silk Plant-Based Yogurt Alternatives. "We are happy to announce the launch of Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative as part of the solution, expanding our company's kid's portfolio and platform with a delicious plant-based option that kids love, and parents can feel good about."
The new product is free of any dairy, lactose, gluten, or peanuts, according to a press release, and comes in three mouthwatering flavors: Mixed Berry, Apple Cinnamon, and Strawberry, all already made available at select retailers.
Pushing its efforts past the launch of a new product, Danone North America also gathered leading experts in children's health and nutrition to discuss how nutrition plays a critical role in children's overall wellbeing, especially during these unique and uncertain times. Among these experts were food enthusiast and recipe developer Alice Choi, author and pediatrician Dr. Kelly Fradin, registered dietitian nutritionist and New York Times best-seller Frances Largeman-Roth, and Senior Manager of Scientific Affairs for Danone North America Amanda Blechman.
The discussion revealed that with COVID-19 challenging traditional school schedules, and therefore student meal routines, getting well-balanced snacks into the hands of children has become even more important. Servicing the families in its own backyard, the company also partnered with Hannaford Supermarkets and are donating over $100,000 in Silk, Horizon Organic, and Danimals products to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
"Many families across America rely on schools to supplement meals away from home," said Sue Till, Manager of Healthy Living for Hannaford. "Partnering with Danone North America to help increase accessibility to nutritious snacks for children supports our efforts to reduce these gaps in our community."
This comes as a continuation of the company's community outreach, as throughout 2020 alone, Danone North America has donated over $5 million worth of products to local communities in need.
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