Families across the country are once again faced with juggling school closures and stay-at-home restrictions and will need to balance children's health and nutrition in different ways. Danone North America, the purpose-driven food and beverage leader with a diverse portfolio of yogurt, dairy and plant-based foods, convened its Little Bites, Big Impact virtual panel of leading experts to discuss the challenges around children's nutrition and food accessibility.
During the event, the leader in providing nutritious, accessible food, drinks and snacks for kids and maker of Horizon Organic® and Danimals® unveiled its latest plant-based product innovation, Silk® Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative. Danone North America will also donate more than $100,000 in kid's products to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in collaboration with one of its great northeast retail partners Hannaford Supermarkets. The donation extends its commitment to providing solutions that meet the nutritional needs of children in the New York community, home to one of its US headquarters.
Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is the latest innovation from Silk, and is designed with kids and parents in mind. The new yogurt alternative is fortified with Calcium and Vitamin D to help support strong bones and has 25% less sugar per ounce1 than average flavored yogurt alternatives. Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is also peanut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free and Non-GMO Project Verified – making it a good allergen-friendly option for lunchtime and snack time. The dairy-free yogurt alternative comes in three flavors including Mixed Berry, Apple Cinnamon and Strawberry, and will be available at select retailers starting December 2020.
1 Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative has 1.75g sugar per ounce; other flavored yogurt alternatives average 2.4g sugar per ounce.