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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
BY Dole Nutrition Institute

Larger Lunches Equals Large Paunches

Mega-Midday Meals Hike Daily Calorie Count
June 24, 2004

If you’ve been thinking that lunchtime largesse won’t lead to weight gain — think again. Overeating at noon adds up to more calories overall. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that women who eat big at lunch end up consuming 56% more total calories throughout the course of the day. Study authors speculate that the large midday meal had little lasting effect on evening appetites.

So follow a bit of old-fashioned advice: Eat like a queen at breakfast, like a princess at lunch and like a pauper at dinner, to make sure you cut a regal figure and enjoy royal health!