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K-12 Foodservice Staff will have a chance to win $500 as well as 10 cases of DOLE Fruit Bowls® for their school by competing in our 2019 Fruit Recipe Contest. Sign up to receive contest details!

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See Last Year’s Winners from the Get Cooking with Fruit K-12 Recipe Contest

1/2 CUP FRUIT MADE SIMPLE

TAKE YOUR PICK!

DOLE® Fruitocracy® and 4 oz. Fruit Bowls® in 100% Fruit Juice each contribute 1/2 cup serving of fruit to USDA Meal Pattern Requirements.

FRUIT ON THE MENU

Smoothies

SMOOTHIES

A fruit-forward menu option, perfect for students to take with them on-the-go.

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BLUEBERRY CINNAMON MUFFINS

The secret to these treats? DOLE Pineapple Juice, orange zest and partially thawed DOLE Blueberries. They bring a taste of home to the school cafeteria!

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Parfait

PARFAITS

A simple and delicious way to meet multiple meal requirements in one tasty treat.

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SWEET SESAME CHICKEN PIZZA

Top off a sesame seed pizza crust with Thai sweet chili sauce, ginger-plum grilled chicken strips, diced bell pepper onion and DOLE Pineapple Tidbits.

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ALL DAY BREAKFAST

Students gave breakfast/brunch concepts the highest ratings according to School Meal Innovation Lab.3



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HEALTHY = HAPPY

Wholesome food should be nutritious fun and tasty—so don’t be afraid to make fruit the star of the plate (or bowl)! Kids are interested in “feel good” meals, with 66% of K-12 students surveyed saying they prefer to eat healthy food. 1

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GOING GLOBAL

Think beyond chicken nuggets and take your students around the world with delicious ethnic flavors. Use DOLE fruit as a familiar platform for introducing new ingredients. Among chefs surveyed, 64% say ethnic-inspired kids’ meals are a major trend2—and this enthusiasm for world cuisine can translate to school menus, too.

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SPEED-SCRATCH SPECIALTIES

Serve up homemade taste without the labor cost by using convenient, versatile products on your menu. Speed-scratch dishes are perfect for all dayparts, especially for boosting breakfast participation or creating brunch-inspired items for the lunch menu.

1 “Understanding Tomorrow’s Tastemakers Today,” School Nutrition Association, 2018.
2 National Restaurant Association, “What’s Hot 2018 Culinary Forecast,” 2017.
3 foodmanagment.com, 2017-2018

WHY DOLE

Bestfruit
THE BEST FRUIT

We are committed to growing and packaging the highest quality fruit so every bite tastes ripe and delicious.

Madeaccess
MADE ACCESSIBLE

Through convenient packaging and vibrant recipes, we are continually looking for ways to make delicious fruit enjoyable and affordable, anytime.

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WITH GOOD IN MIND

Being careful stewards of the environment, using sustainable practices and supporting our communities are what make our business possible.

Growing
GROWING MINDS

Dole Packaged Foods strives to excite and educate students about the benefits of fruit and a healthy lifestyle with fun programs and creative contests.

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