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Dole gives Pixar fans the chance to become everyday heroes in the fight for healthier kids

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DOLE GIVES PIXAR FANS

THE CHANCE TO BECOME EVERYDAY HEROES 

IN THE FIGHT FOR HEALTHIER KIDS


Global nutrition leader celebrates Incredibles 2

with character recipes, specially branded DOLE® produce, family photo uploads

and charitable partnership with Action for Healthy Kids


Next chapter of “Powering the Hero Within” launches May 24,

recognized as National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

 

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.  (March 21, 2018)  - Dole is recruiting everyday heroes to join the Parr family – Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack – and help fight for healthier kids and families as part of its celebration of Pixar●Disney’s Incredibles 2, arriving in theaters June 15.

It’s the latest chapter in Dole’s yearlong “Powering the Hero Within” (#DoleHero and #DoleFamily) initiative, which this summer takes the form of a 15-week healthy-eating collaboration with Incredibles 2. The program combines a broad new set of Incredibles 2-inspired breakfast, entrée, snack and drink recipes and useful healthy eating tips with colorful character images on millions of DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples in U.S and Canadian supermarkets continentwide.

In addition to iconic Incredibles 2 characters featured on DOLE produce, the program includes food, family and entertainment bloggers and social influencers throughout North America spreading the heroic healthy message, and the new dedicated website www.dole.com/Disney.

The new site offers Incredibles 2-themed nutrition information and recipes, and allows visitors to load and share photos depicting their families’ idea of healthy eating. For each photo uploaded between May 24 and Sept.,15, 2018, Dole has committed to make a $2 donation to Action for Healthy Kids to support the national nonprofit organization’s work to build healthier families, communities and schools. Under the organization’s motto “Every kid healthy, active and ready to learn,” Dole and Action for Healthy Kids hope to inspire people to become a hero for those around them.

The heroic fun arrives May 24, National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day, and continues through September as part of a multiyear alliance by Dole and Disney to honor the moms, dads, grandparents, teachers, coaches and other everyday heroes committed to making home and school healthier places.

“From stay-at-home dads to single parents and blended households, we know that family structures continue to change,” said Bil Goldfield, director of corporate communications for Dole and the father of a young daughter. “What hasn’t changed is the simple fact that raising healthy families today can feel like a hero-worthy challenge against junk food and other villains looking to lure kids down the wrong nutritious path.”

“Dole is taking its cue from Disney●Pixar’s Incredibles 2 to provide the super recipes, serving suggestions and healthy-living tips that moms, dads and others need to positively impact family eating habits all summer long.  Because at the end of the day, everyday heroes are the most powerful heroes of all.”

“When children are offered healthier foods combined with nutrition education, they are better equipped to make smart food choices that impact not only their health but also their ability to learn in school,” said Rob Bisceglie, CEO, Action for Healthy Kids and the father of three school-aged children. “Thanks to Dole, we can support more health heroes in their efforts to make the experience of trying new fruits and vegetables a fun and positive one for kids, both at school and at home.”

Family meal planners will find special inspiration from among 15 original Dole fruit and vegetable recipes inspired by the Parr Family and their alter egos in Disney●Pixar’s Incredibles 2. Created by the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI), the recipes also link to holidays and occasions through the fall including “Salad Power Wowser” and “Super Banana-Berry Boom” for Spring; “Incredible Power Flower” and “Parr-fect Power-up Cup” for Father’s Day; “Power Pop Breakfast Smoothie” and “Pineapple Frozen Fireworks” for Independence Day; “Sweet Dreams (N)ice Cream” and “Terrific Take-off Sweet Toast” for Summer Vacation; and “Snack-Snack Attack” and the “Berry Brave Incredi-bowl” for Back to School, among others.

Celebrated annually on the Thursday before Memorial Day, National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day is an official holiday created by Dole in 2015 through official proclamation by Los Angeles and Salinas counties and the California cities of Monterey and Westlake Village to promote a healthy lifestyle, especially a diet rich in fresh produce.

For recipes and other information about “Powering the Hero Within,” go to www.dole.com/Disney. Use #DoleHero to follow us on social.

About Dole Food Company, Inc.  

Dole Food Company, Inc., is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole is an industry leader in many of the products it sells, as well as in nutrition education and research. For more information, please visit www.dole.com

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.  The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.," “Cars,” "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "WALL•E," "Up," "Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $11 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Incredibles 2,” Pixar’s 20th feature, opens in theaters on June 15, 2018.

About Action for Healthy Kids


Action for Healthy Kids® is a nationwide grassroots network mobilizing school professionals, families and communities to take actions that improve school foods, nutrition education, physical activity and physical education for all students. Through funding opportunities, expert technical assistance, and our flagship program, Game On, Action for Healthy Kids supports schools in developing healthy environments where children thrive. To learn more about the ways our 140,000+ volunteer network is helping to make every kid healthy, active and ready to learn, visit us at ActionforHealthyKids.org, on Facebook (act4healthykids) and on Twitter (@Act4HlthyKids).

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About Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids® is a nationwide grassroots network mobilizing school professionals, families and communities to take actions that improve school foods, nutrition education, physical activity and physical education for all students. Through funding opportunities, expert technical assistance, and our flagship program, Game On, Action for Healthy Kids supports schools in developing healthy environments where children thrive. To learn more about the ways our 140,000+ volunteer network is helping to make every kid healthy, active and ready to learn, visit us at ActionforHealthyKids.org, on Facebook (act4healthykids) and on Twitter (@Act4HlthyKids).

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