Danone North America, based in Broomfield, Colo., and White Plains, N.Y., said it unveiled its latest plant-based product innovation — Silk Kids “almondmilk” yogurt alternative. The new yogurt alternative is fortified with calcium and vitamin D to help support strong bones and has 25% less sugar per ounce (1.75 grams) than the average of other flavored yogurt alternatives (2.4 grams).
According to Danone North America, the yogurt alternative is also peanut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free and Non-GMO Project Verified. It comes in three flavors, including Mixed Berry, Apple Cinnamon and Strawberry, and will be available at select retailers starting this month.
As part of its commitment to kids’ nutrition, Danone North America said it will also donate more than $100,000 in kids’ products to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in collaboration with one of its 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 Danone North America’s U.S. headquarters.
"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."