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What happens when two amazing brands get together? They bring good changes to the world and help people promote and adopt a healthier lifestyle! I for one love to encourage my kids to eat healthier (my husband too) and adding some of their favorite superheroes to the mix is going to make a change!
Powerful news for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: Super Hero help is here. Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and other Avengers have teamed-up to help moms, dads and all citizens win more of their daily battles to adopt a healthier lifestyle including a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. The program continues through April 30 in celebration of the epic release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War on April 27.
“Powering the Hero Within” (#DoleHero) is an eight-week healthy-eating alliance between Dole and Marvel that combines original Marvel character-inspired recipes and healthy eating tips with character images on millions of DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples in U.S and Canadian supermarkets continentwide.
Weary meal planners will find relief in the form of 30 original Dole fruit and vegetable recipes directly inspired by Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and Thor.
Created by Dole Chef Mark Allison and registered dieticians at the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI), each recipe links to the powers and personalities of the character – from “Liberty Banana Sushi” for Captain America, “T’Challa Teriyaki Kabobs” for Black Panther and “Mighty Mini-BLT Bites” for Thor to “Power Punch Smoothie” for Hulk, “Stark Industries Banana Pie Oatmeal” for Iron Man and “Widow Bite Spider Rolls” for Black Widow.
“Dole is taking its cue from the Marvel Universe to honor some of the biggest superheroes of all – the moms, dads, grandparents, teachers, coaches and others committed to making the home a healthier place,” said Bil Goldfield, director of corporate communications for Dole. “Since we know that getting kids to eat healthy can often seem like a hero-sized challenge, we’re arming those on the front lines with the reinforcements they need to change family eating habits one great-tasting healthy snack, entrée or dessert at a time.” In addition to those iconic Marvel characters featured on DOLE produce, the program includes a dedicated Dole microsite offering recipes, character details and a celebration of the healthy-living collaboration between Dole and Marvel.
Follow Along And Connect
For recipes and other information about “Powering the Hero Within,” go to www.Dole.com/Marvel and use #DoleHero to follow us on social.
Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and Thor power-up character recipes and specially branded DOLE® produce through April 30!
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**This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Marvel. Dole and Hasbro are the sole sponsors of these prizes, however the giveaway is solely owned, administered, solicited and operated by me.
About Dole Food Company, Inc.
Dole Food Company, Inc., is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole is an industry leader in many of the products it sells, as well as in nutrition education and research. For more information, please visit www.dole.com.
About Marvel Marvel Entertainment, LLC
A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©2018 MARVEL
The Best Stories Begin with Healthy Living – MARVEL & DOLE NUTRITION
The best family stories begin with healthy living. Dole and Marvel have come together to make healthy eating fun and equip parents and other everyday heroes involved in the often-epic daily battles to make better food choices for their families, including a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. As global leaders committed to heroic living, the two iconic brands have a mission for improving the health of families, inspired by Dole’s multi-year healthy-living initiative with Disney announced in 2016.
This unique collaboration offers families a variety of ways to tell a new healthy-living story. From consumer promotions and in-store activities inspired by Marvel characters and films to character-themed recipes and specially branded DOLE® fruits and vegetables, the goal is to change daily eating habits one meal at a time. Millions of people benefit from Dole fruits and vegetables and research at the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI). The Marvel Check program is a quick and easy way for parents and families to identify healthier food options. Together, the two brands seek to do even more by combining the power of the Marvel universe with Dole’s nutrition expertise to make a lasting impact for families in the U.S. and around the world. Look to this site for creative ways to make nutritious eating more fun for you and your family, including quick and easy recipes and interactive quizzes. Plus, keep an eye out in grocery and retail locations nationwide for fresh produce and other in-store activities featuring the latest Marvel characters.
Dole For more than a century, Dole has served as an unrivaled health and wellness resource to millions of healthy-eating enthusiasts worldwide. Dole is committed to nutrition and nutrition education, and to encouraging the world to adopt a healthier diet including more fresh fruits and vegetables. Dole believes that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can increase America’s nutritional health and help reverse several negative health trends, among them improper diet and inadequate exercise as the leading causes of preventable death. In 2003, Dole established the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI)specifically to study the health and wellness benefits of fruits and vegetables, and a plant-based diet. Guided by Director Nicholas Gillitt, Ph.D., and Nutrition and Health Communications Manager Melanie Dwornik, MS, RD, DNI remains the world’s most definitive, easily accessible and scientifically validated resource on nutrition and health. Most recently, Dole appointed award-winning chef, culinary educator and author Mark Allison as DNI Director of Culinary Nutrition to translate its produce-based research into compelling meals that prove the vital role of fruit and vegetables as the staple of a healthy diet. For more information on Dole products and the Dole Nutrition Institute, go to www.dole.com and http://www.dole.com/en/MonthlyNewsLetter/Nutrition-Research, respectively.