The first Danone Institute was created in France in 1991. Since then, Danone Institutes have been implemented in more than 15 countries. They all share a common objective : to develop programs and tools related to the local nutritional issues and to support research on the link between nutrition and health. The programs and activities vary in every country, depending on the priorities of each Institute.
In 2004, Danone Institute International was created. It’s mission consist in developing international programs , to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise between the 15 Danone Institutes and to encourage scientific collaboration with the organisation of international symposiums or publications.