Science Behind Danone


Ever since its inception in the year 1919, Danone Company’s fundamental DNA has been firmly anchored in the belief of providing consumers with healthy food. We are convinced that food is the origin of our pleasure, well-being and health. Hence Danone portfolio of products has a unique pivot- they are beneficial to health on a daily basis as they are carefully integrated and kept up to date with the recommendations of local and international health authorities.

DAIRY: Nutrients for daily life

Fresh Dairy Products play a central role in people’s daily diet. At Danone, we have been known for a long time about the benefits of natural ferments on digestive health. They are part of the brand’s DNA, wisely cultured in our Research & Development labroatries .Research is our best ally and our studies are focused on three main axes: firstly, supporting healthy gut ; secondly, helping the digestive tract and the microbiota find its balance in modern-life stress; thirdly, improving individuals’ metabolic health.
Our research teams work to develop products with superior sensory qualities, in tune with local needs and consumer eating preferences. In order to do that, they apply their tremendous know-how to two domains: technology and science.
Currently, Danone Nutricia Research collaborates with international institutions to strengthen its expertise in the field of pre- and probiotics. Our teams are actively involved in the in-depth study of the intestinal microbiota (gut flora). It’s the cornerstone of our scientific strategy for the products of tomorrow.

EARLY LIFE NUTRITION: We Make Every day count for you and your baby

Danone Early life Nutrition is dedicated to help mothers and babies eat well during the first 1,000 days, a crucial period that helps to build health capital and preserves it throughout life.Our mission is made possible by our science. Our understanding of the influence of science on innovation, quality and education puts it at the core of our early-life work.
Nutrition in the early stages of a child’s development determines, in a large part, his or her health as an adult. Given the specific nutritional needs of infants and young children for optimal growth and development, the quality of their diet can therefore have a profound impact on their health later in life.

That’s why Danone Early Life Nutrition’s R&D focuses on building a solid health foundation in early life. Our research programmes address all key scientific topics in early life: maternal physiology during pregnancy and lactation, composition and health benefits of human milk, prenatal and postnatal growth. We also investigate the development of gut function, microbiota, immune system, brain and metabolism of infants and young children.