Schools

DOLE maintains its strength as a brand consumers love, offering a wide selection of the best tasting products.* Dole is committed to being active in developing education programs and offering education-related materials. As part of our dedication, Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. provides premium products that contribute to the USDA guidelines to ensure kids easily meet the daily requirements.

*Source: Dole Brand Equity Research Milward Brown, September 2012.

Nutrition Guidelines
Nutritional Guidelines

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.



Nutrition Healthy Opps

Daily School Meal Fruit Requirements Breakfast Lunch À la Carte Juice*

Elementary

1 cup
Fruit/Day

½ cup
Fruit/Day

¼ cup
Fruit/Day

100%
Juice Only

Middle School

1 cup
Fruit/Day

½ cup
Fruit/Day

¼ cup
Fruit/Day

100%
Juice Only

High School

1 cup
Fruit/Day

1 cup
Fruit/Day

¼ cup
Fruit/Day

100%
Juice Only


* No more than ½ of the fruit offerings may be in the form of juice
Source: fns.usda.gov/school-meals/nutrition-standards-school-meals



Dole Fruitocracy
Dole Fruit Bowls

DOLE Fruitocracy® is a convenient & healthy squeezable fruit sauce made with all natural fruit. These fruit pouches are a “no hassle” option schools can implement with their menus while allowing kids the power to choose a fruit snack as a unique expression of their individuality.

Features & Benefits:

  • Non-GMO*
  • Made with all natural fruit
  • No artificial flavors
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • 20% of daily vitamin C
  • Convenient, grab ’n go snack
  • No mess, no prep, no need for a spoon
  • Packaging design appeals to older kids
Dole Fruit Bowls
Dole Fruit Bowls

Dole 4 oz. Fruit Bowls are an excellent option for a 100% juice, source of Vitamin C and a grab ’n go option for busy student lifestyles

Features & Benefits:

  • No artificial sweeteners added
  • Shelf stable, and are easy-open recyclable bowls
  • Excellent source of vitamin C
  • No saturated or trans fat
  • No high-fructose corn syrup

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.