Danone introduces Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative
The company also said it will donate more than $100,000 in kid's products to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in collaboration with one of its northeast retail partners, Hannaford Supermarkets.
Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is fortified with calcium and vitamin D. Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is also peanut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free and Non-GMO Project Verified.
The dairy-free yogurt alternative comes in three flavors, Mixed Berry, Apple Cinnamon and Strawberry, and is available at select retailers.
"This is a crucial time for parents across the country, and Danone North America has convened an important conversation with industry experts to discuss the current challenges in children's nutrition due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Lia Stierwalt, senior director of marketing for Silk Plant-Based Yogurt Alternatives.
"We are happy to announce the launch of Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative as part of the solution, expanding our company's kid's portfolio and platform with a delicious plant-based option that kids love, and parents can feel good about."
The covid-19 pandemic has upended traditional schooling schedules, presenting a new set of challenges for children's mealtime routines and access to well-balanced, nutritious snacks. In an effort to increase access to nutritious snacks and beverages for children in New York State, Danone North America and Hannaford are donating more than $100,000 in Silk, Horizon Organic, and Danimals products to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
"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."
Throughout 2020, the company has donated more than $5m in product to support local communities in need. As a part of the Feeding America network, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York's service area encompasses 41% of the landmass of New York State and provides more than 41m pounds of food a year.