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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.

CA Prop 37

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC is opposed to Proposition 37 in California even though Dole does not grow, produce or market genetically engineered (GE) food products.

This law would put a significant financial burden on traditional local California farmers and growers like Dole who only grow non-GE fruits and vegetables. The law may force Dole and other farmers and growers to conduct unnecessary expensive testing and segregation of farms to protect against possible airborne GE seeds – a cost that is ultimately passed on to consumers.

Proposition 37 is very poorly written and provides many exemptions for foods that may actually be genetically engineered or contain GE ingredients. For example the law exempts milk, cheese and meat from its labeling requirements. It also exempts beer, wine, liquor, food sold at restaurants and other foods containing GE ingredients.

Dole believes that special mandatory labeling could actually mislead consumers into believing that foods produced through modern farming are somehow different or present a potential risk, even though FDA and other scientific bodies have studied foods derived from biotechnology exhaustively and determined these foods are safe.

We feel that the limited space on a food label should be reserved, as required by federal law, to provide clear and important food safety and nutritional information that allow consumers to make safe and healthful food choices.

Currently the State of California is struggling to balance its budget and to protect the funding of education and public safety programs. Dole opposes a proposition which will add unnecessary new costs to the state budget. We encourage you to get more information at