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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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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.


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California - December 05, 2011

Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE: DOLE) today announced the launch of its new DOLE Garden Kit. A perfect gift for the novice gardener, the Garden Kit includes 12 seed varieties, including nutrition powerhouses broccoli, tomatoes, kale and carrots. The kit also provides peat pots, trays, row markers and a journal filled with gardening tips and recipes.

The experts at the Dole Nutrition Institute designed the Garden Kits to be simple and fun to use, helping young people learn how food is grown while instilling healthy eating habits. 

“Teaching children the value of healthy eating has been part of Dole’s mission for more than twenty years and today we are proud to take that one step further with our new DOLE Garden Kit,” said Jennifer Grossman, Senior Vice President for Dole Food Company and head of the Dole Nutrition Institute. “Whether it’s providing nutritious recipes or a wealth of online resources, the Dole Nutrition Institute is committed to nurturing knowledge and a love for fruits and veggies.”

The Garden Kit launch follows on the heels of the DOLE Portobello Mushroom Powder released earlier this year. The Garden Kits will beavailable exclusively at for $19.95, while supplies last. 

About Dole

Dole, with 2010 net revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader innutrition education and research.