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How to Grow Healthy Kids

Our children’s nutrition is vital to their health and development, both in school and in sports. Teach your kids about healthy choices today to establish healthy habits for tomorrow. Set a good example by involving them in meal planning, introducing them to cooking and portion control and getting active!

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What to Eat During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant you have probably heard the phrase eating for two. It’s true that a pregnant woman's calorie intake grows during pregnancy, but simply doubling your calorie intake is not the solution for you or your baby.

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Regardless of whether banana selfies are an effective way to protest racism, banana snacks are undoubtedly an effective way to refuel the body.

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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

New Video: School Garden

A Garden Grows in Northridge, California

Under a blue sky, a team of parents, staff and student volunteers gathered to build a teaching garden at Northpoint School in Northridge, CA — and the delightful day was captured on video.

The effort, sponsored by Dole Foods in collaboration with the American Heart Association, is designed to combat childhood obesity with a hands-on understanding of where produce comes from and its value as part of a healthy diet. Dole has long supported childhood nutrition education through a cornucopia of materials — ranging from Kids’ Cookbooks to Kids’ Garden Kits to Counting Books to music. When asked to donate a garden to a local school, we rolled up our sleeves and got planting. Click here to watch the fun

We love school gardens — and family backyard gardens — because kids are more likely to try fruit and veggies they themselves have helped to grow. Higher produce consumption can help curb childhood obesity, as kids fill up on fiber-rich fruit and veggies that also provide the nutrition that can help bluntdeficiency-fueled cravings. In addition to gardening with kids, cooking together is a great way to empower young chefs to experiment with healthy ingredients. Watch our video with celebrity kid chef Aurora Blue, making an Enchanted Broccoli Forest.