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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.

FIGHTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY: DOLE FOOD COMPANY, NESTLE USA, THE WNBA LOS ANGELES SPARKS & KAISER PERMANENTE JOIN OUR TEAM

Los Angeles, CA - May 19, 2008

City Scholars Foundation

Aiming to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in America (more than 25% of school-age children are overweight in Los Angeles County alone), Dole Food Company ($10,000), Nestle USA ($10,000), the WNBA Los Angeles SPARKS (Staples Center Celebration Host) and Kaiser Permanente ($5,000) have teamed up to help us expand our AfterSchool Leadership Academy's Health & Wellness Initiative. 

As an innovative, tuition-free, "training through action" program, this annual initiative involves our City Scholars AfterSchool Network® (CSAN), member agencies with an interactive Health & Wellness Forum (May 21) and a special 90-Day "follow up" Health & Wellness Curriculum Challenge (May 21- August 28) that together are designed to give them the tools they need and challenge them to develop, implement and evaluate creative and cost-effective ways to help more than 10,000 inner-city kids in the greater Los Angeles community eat better, exercise more and have fun making healthy living a way of life for themselves and their families. 

Best of all, we look forward to celebrating their efforts and the support of our Health & Wellness Partners at a special half-time celebration to be hosted by the WNBA Los Angeles SPARKS at Staples Center on August 28 before an estimated crowd of over 7,500 fans! 

For more information about our Health & Wellness Initiative, to attend and/or support our upcoming Health & Wellness Forum, Curriculum Challenge or Health & Wellness Celebration (August 28), please contact Amber Martinez, Program Director, amber@cityscholars.org or (213) 627-1792