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The Dannon Company Sponsors FitFuture KIDS Fest
Date:10/13/2008

Thousands of Yogurt Smoothies Given Away

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc. sponsored the third annual FitFuture KIDS Fest at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The company, which has a manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, passed out thousands of bottles of free Dannon smoothies and demonstrated support for a healthier Tarrant County. The primary goal of Dannon's participation at FitFuture KIDS Fest is to help educate families about their food choices to ensure a healthy future.

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"With obesity in Texas more than doubling since 1988, The Dannon Company wanted to show its support for FitFuture KIDS Fest's commitment to ending overweight and obesity in Tarrant County," said Gayle Binney, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, The Dannon Company. "Fort Worth, Texas has been home to one of our manufacturing facilities for many years, so Dannon has a natural interest in helping to improve the lives of the families in the community."

In addition to supporting FitFuture KIDS Fest, The Dannon Company has also awarded a $30,000 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition grant to one nonprofit organization during each of the last three years to help support community childhood nutrition education programs in Tarrant County. The Tarrant County nonprofit organizations that have received the Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant include: Big Brothers, Big Sisters and United Way of Tarrant County

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer organization that provides children support, guidance, friendship and fun by matching them to adult role models. The agency's mission is to enrich, encourage and empower children to reach their highest potential through safe, positive one-to-one mentoring relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves this mission
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