Indonesian Danone Institute Foundation (IDIF) is one of 18 Danone Institutes worldwide. Danone Institutes are not-for-profit organizations, with mission to develop and disseminate scientific knowledge on diet and nutrition to benefit public health. The first Danone Institute was established in 1991 in France. For the past 20 years, Danone Institutes have been active in research support, education, and training addressing local nutrition issues. To date, the international network has funded 950 research projects, distributed 20 million euro in grants, distributed 15 regular newsletters, supported 100 publications, organized 200 scientific conferences and trainings, and developed 70 education programs for the general public. For more information, please visit Danone Institute International.
IDIF was legally established as Yayasan Institut Danone Indonesia in May 4, 2007. IDIF is a non-profit foundation, independent from Danone business units. Senior scientists from reputable universities and government institution are part of its Scientific Members.
Experts from various disciplines are part of IDIF's network. IDIF's mission is to develop knowledge on the links between nutrition, diet and health, and disseminate that knowledge to the public. The deliberations of IDIF's mission are through:
- Promote research in nutrition
- Gather scientists in dietary and nutritional studies, including health and education professionals with special interests in diet and nutrition related issues
- Serve as a clearing house for nutrition and diet related information
Since its establishment in 2007, IDIF has accomplished the following programs and activities : (1) provided fund to 35 research topics, (2) participated in 50 seminars at national and international levels in forms of oral and poster presentations, (3) produced 44 complementary reports of student (Diploma to Doctorate level) and research fellows, (4) conducted workshops on : (a) proposal writing (b) multilevel statistic analysis (c) manuscript writing, and (d) research proposal development, (5) socialized IDIF programs and activities in 2007 and 2012, covering 11 universities throughout the country.
Until 2013, IDIF has produced 45 published materials in forms of original articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, books, dissertations, and research reports. Some activities were also covered by 50 Indonesian media.