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Offering Endless Healthy Opportunities

With becoming fruit an increasingly important component of USDA MyPlate guidelines, DOLE Fruit Bowls® in 100% Fruit Juice ensure that students can enjoy 4 ounces of all natural fruit in any service format. DOLE Canned, Pouch Pack and Fresh Frozen Fruits are ready to scoop and serve.

The new changes in the USDA Guidelines require schools to serve fruit daily—both at breakfast and lunch. Dole is committed to bringing healthier, satisfying, quality products of which any parent would approve.

With easy use in the cafeteria or school classroom and a healthy option for kids, Dole serves up fruit like no one else.

Mintel Survey, 2009
• 77% of kids are open to healthier food options and DOLE® Fruit Bowls® are there to meet this demand.

DOLE® Fruit Bowls® Fruit in 100% Fruit Juice

Check it out! DOLE has Added Value.

  • Savings: DOLE Fruit Bowls provide labor savings with ready-to-serve capabilities.
  • Convenience: Portion-controlled and contributes ⅜ cup fruit and ⅛ cup juice in shelf-stable, easy-open, recyclable bowls.
  • Flavor & Variety: Choose from seven popular fruits/fruit combinations, Cherry Mixed Fruit, Mixed Fruit, Tropical Fruit, Diced Peaches, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits & Diced Pears, that are typically not represented in fresh fruit served at schools.
  • Customer Service: Dole creates specialized information and provides additional materials, targeted product information, and resources.
  • Flexibility: Fruit Bowls not purchased can easily be restocked for the next day, saving on unused cups and fruit.
  • Trusted Quality: DOLE is the strongest brand in the fruit and vegetable category, with premium quality fruit in each serving.
  • Healthy Benefits: These ready-to-serve cups are portion-controlled and individually pre-packaged containers providing healthy, self-contained benefits. DOLE Fruit in 100% Fruit Juice speaks for itself!
Fruit Bowls

Easily work Fruit Bowls into your daily or weekly fruit rotation!

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What’s the Buzz?

The USDA now requires a daily serving of fruit at both breakfast and lunch. Fruits and vegetables are separated into two categories, a daily serving of vegetables at lunch and a daily serving of fruit at breakfast and lunch.

Fruit Requirements:

  • Breakfast requirement is 1 cup for all grades.
  • Lunch requirement is ½ cup for elementary school and middle school and 1 cup for high school.
Dole Fruit Bowls to the Rescue!

What are people saying?

“The quality of the product is excellent and the pre-packaged concept is very beneficial to assist with labor concerns. The Dole educational materials are colorful and concise.” -Joanne Kinsey, Chesapeake Public Schools
“Nutrition is so very important to me, and I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you now make your fruit cups with 100% juice…Thank you for this wonderful change!” -Ecstatic Fruit Fanatic
Mom and Son
“For our Wellness Event, a registered dietician from our staff met with a group of elementary students to talk about proper nutrition, physical activity and staying healthy. The Dole bookmarks, a copy of the My-Pyramid for Kids and DOLE Pineapple Fruit Bowls in 100% Fruit Juice were distributed.” -Kathy Lazor, Mongomery County Schools
“I feel badly that my kids don’t get a lot of healthful foods, but I just came upon your snack-size Fruit Bowls. I love being able to send those with my kids for lunch! Thanks for helping me pack better lunches.” -100% Happy Mother
“My sons adore your mandarin oranges in the individual fruit cups. They are perfect for snacks or lunches. Love the fruit in real fruit juice!” -Fruitfully Satisfied Mom
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Nutritional Information and Fun Facts

Adding fruit to your daily routine is an essential part of a healthy diet, but why is fruit so important? According to the USDA, “Eating fruit provides health benefits — people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.”*

Including fruit in your everyday will lead to a healthier life due to the sources of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and other nutrients that can help to prevent cancer and even promote faster healing. Continue reading to learn more about the variety of benefits fruit can provide and what they can do for you.

Did you know?

Roll over the fruit below to discover fun and healthy facts!

  • Apples
    • Fun Fact: There are 7,000 different types of apples in the world.
    • Healthy Fact: Apples with their skin are a top source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, and are the second most popular fruit after bananas.
  • Bananas
    • Fun Fact: In the wild, banana plants can grow up to 30 feet tall, but the trees in the Dole plantations are about 13 feet tall.
    • Healthy Fact: Bananas contain potassium which is important for keeping blood pressure at a healthy level.
  • Blueberries
    • Fun Fact: Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.
    • Healthy Fact: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries are among the top fruit sources of dietary fiber.
  • Oranges
    • Fun Fact: Christopher Columbus brought the first orange seeds and seedlings to the New World on his second voyage in 1493.
    • Healthy Fact: Fruits with a lot of vitamin C, like oranges, will help your skin stay healthy, and provide other nutrients supporting exercise.
  • Papayas
    • Fun Fact: Some cultures call the papaya tree "the medicinal tree" because its seeds and leaves contain compounds of interest in folk medicine.
    • Healthy Fact: The combination of vitamin A and C make papaya a healthy food for your eyes and immune system.
  • Peaches
    • Fun Fact: The third most popular fruit grown in the US, peaches belong to the rose family and let off a sweet aroma when they are ripe.
    • Healthy Fact: Peaches contain carotenoids such as beta-carotene, which is made in the body into vitamin A, an important antioxidant.
  • Pears
    • Fun Fact: 60% of all Bartlett pears grown in the United States come from California, and most pears are available year-round.
    • Healthy Fact: Pears, including their peel, are one of the best sources of fiber, which supports your digestive health.
  • Pineapples
    • Fun Fact: In a Caribbean rite of manhood, barefoot youths ran through pineapple plantings.
    • Healthy Fact: Preliminary lab research shows bromelain from pineapple may help repair skin injuries, and slow development of cells that could lead to lung or breast cancer.
  • Raspberries
    • Fun Fact: There are more than 200 species of raspberries in the world.
    • Healthy Fact: One cup of raspberries provides a top source of fiber, and is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese which together support bone and heart health.
  • Strawberries
    • Fun Fact: The strawberry is the world's most popular berry, and there are some 200 tiny seeds in every one.
    • Healthy Fact: Nutrients in strawberries, such as vitamin C and fiber, may support your brain, heart, and help with weight management.

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