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Applications open for Danone Institute North America Sustainable Food Systems initiative


Danone Institute North America (DINA), a nonprofit foundation managed by Danone North America, has announced a request for proposals for the third offering of its DINA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, formerly called the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative. The biennial competitive grant is now accepting submissions from eligible applicants in the U.S. and Canada. The 2023-2025 initiative commits a total of US$260,000 in funding, its largest contribution yet, for up to five transdisciplinary teams who demonstrate a commitment to actionable and achievable projects that sit at the intersection of community, health of people and health of planet.

Selected grantees will be challenged to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects for sustainable food systems that improve human health and nutrition over two years. Each of the five finalists will receive US$50,000 to support and expand their project. An additional US$10,000 will be granted to the team with the strongest communications plan, awarded in the fall of 2023.

Prospective teams must include four members representing relevant diverse disciplines related to food systems, including but not limited to nutrition, health, economics, agriculture, community food access and social, behavioural or environmental sciences. At least one team member must be a current academic faculty member.

Danone Institute North America is accepting proposals for the 2023-2025 DINA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative through June 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. To learn more about the grant program and to submit an application, visit

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