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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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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.

Salad Bars Improve Kid's Diet

Fruit & Veg Consumption Rises 38%

We know how to take bad foods out of schools – ban junk food, for example. But how to get more students eating good foods, like fruit and vegetables? New research suggests incorporating salad bars may be the answer, increasing daily fruit and vegetable consumption by nearly 40%. The UCLA study evaluated children’s diets before and after the introduction of salad bars at three Los Angeles area schools. Their finding: Serve it, and kids will eat.

Echoing earlier studies that show adult salad consumption tends to lower total calorie intake, this study also found an overall 11% drop in calories, 20% drop in cholesterol and 27% drop in saturated fat intake! As such, salad bars could prove the secret weapon to combat childhood obesity, which has doubled in children and tripled in teens over the past two decades. By increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables, salad bars could also help improve academic performance, alleviate asthma, fight tummy pains, and reduce future cancer risk.

These are some of the reasons the Dole Nutrition Institute decided to donate salad carts to 50 California public schools a couple of years ago. Dole also provides “food for thought” to teachers and students on its award-winning children’s site,dole.com/superkids, recently voted among the top three educational sites for kids as ranked by teachers according to potential for learning achievement.