Danone Nations Cup was launched in 2000 with the objective to make millions of children all over the world live their dream to take part in an international football competition. The World Final is held every year at legendary stadiums. For its 17th edition, the 32 national teams followed the footsteps of their idols and met in France to defend their country’s colours. The 2016 world finale took place in the Stade de France, the opening stadium of the UEFA EURO 2016. This event aims to promote physical activity and unite children of the world around four main values which are the very essence of sport: humanism, openness, proximity, and enthusiasm. The Danone Nations Cup is endorsed by FIFA, as well as by partners in the participating countries such as the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education, and the local football federations.
Uniting kids via football and promoting physical activity
In 2016, Danone organized two side events, the “Nutrigame” and “My Meal”. Around 400 kids took part in these educational and game activities and learnt about different food groups and their role in the food pyramid.