Our products and health
Health is part of Danone's DNA. Our first products, sold in 1919 Spain, were yogurts sold in pharmacies for a lighter digestion.
YOGURT AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF DAILY DIET
Fresh Dairy Products play a central role in daily diets of millions of people around the world. They provide a simple and enjoyable way to give the body nutritional support, including proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus and vitamins B2 and B12. Dairy products can also act specifically to support on digestive comfort or as a complement to treatments related to gastrointestinal diseases. Our research focuses on technology and science to develop products with superior qualities that are in tune with local needs and consumer eating preferences.
Danone Research is working with international institutions to further strengthen its expertise in the field of pre and probiotics, and is actively involved in the in-depth study of intestinal microbiota (gut flora), the cornerstone of its scientific strategy.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHIER HYDRATION
Water is vital for life. The proportion of water in the body varies, between 75% for young children and 55% for the elderly. Assessing the impact of hydration and, conversely, dehydration on health is central to the Danone Waters' research.
As water is also one of our most precious natural elements, Danone's research teams develop strategies to protect this resource and reduce our carbon footprint. We do this by using the minimum packaging required, employing 100% recyclable materials, committing to using ever-greater quantities of recycled materials and developing partially plant-based bottles. We also work with partners at our water sources to preserve and protect springs and groundwater.
Stand by mums to nurture new lives
Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition is committed to building a solid health foundation from very early life. Its research is driven by the latest scientific insights that nutrition in the early stages of a child’s development can help determine their health in adulthood.
Advanced medical nutrition as part of healthcare
Danone's Medical Nutrition business, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition focuses exclusively on research-based scientifically-proven nutrition, developed to meet the needs of patients and individuals for whom a normal diet is not sufficient or possible. Nutricia works in close partnership with the medical community. Its unique product range gives healthcare professionals a range of options that are accurately targeted to support specific management regimes, and to meet patient specific needs. In most cases, these products are essential to a patient’s quality of life. For some, they are necessary for survival.
Nutricia's research and development activities focus on developing products grounded in science and with proven efficacy, using clinical trials and working in partnership with the best in each specialized field of its activities. Nutricia also works with hospitals and institutions to understand and further develop the health economic aspects of our business, and the many cost-benefits that flow from better nutritional support of patients.