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Dole and Walt Disney Co. Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating

Read the original story by Natalie Taylor in Grocery Headquarters. The Walt Disney Co. and Dole Food Co. have continued their multi-year healthy living initiative with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring consumer promotions, digital integration, in-store activities and Disney-branded fruits and vegetables. The ongoing collaboration serves as part of a nutrition alliance aimed at […]

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“Put Your Best Fork Forward” at Events Sponsored by NCRC Partners

  Programs offered by experts at the NC Research Campus help people “Put their Best Fork Forward” in March during National Nutrition Month. Kannapolis, NC – “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month celebration. Sponsored annually in March by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this year’s theme is […]

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Tips to Make Pokémon Go a Real-Time Healthy Experience

Whether players are catching or hatching them all, the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and neighboring downtown Kannapolis have Poke Stops, gyms, and plenty of Pokémon plus the scientific expertise in nutrition, plant biology and human health that, believe it or not, will boost your Poke play. Get those steps in As the Pokemon theme song […]

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Dole Europe extends My Energy campaign

Read the original article in EuroFruit. My Energy positions the company as a partner in the promotion of an all-round healthy lifestyle Dole Europe is extending the My Energy campaign that it started in 2015, as it once again focuses its marketing drive on topics relating to an all-round healthy lifestyle for consumers. This year, […]

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Dole adds teams to ‘Get Up and Grow!’

Read the original article in The Packer. Dole Food Co. has launched a version of its Get Up and Grow! Together initiative that asks consumers to recruit friends, family or co-workers to take team pledges for a healthy lifestyle. Individual and team participants in the initiative’s Healthy Living Challenge can enter a pair of summer […]

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Add superfruits to dairy foods to make a superfood

By Sharon Geddes. Read the original article in Dairy Foods. Yogurt has often been touted as a superfood. Adding a superfruit, one with superior antioxidant properties, can bestow additional star power. New research indicates that whole fruits — those that include the peel — may offer the greatest antioxidant capacity. Beyond yogurt, healthy fruits can […]

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Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

By Emily Abbate Read the original article on SHAPE. Ready to totally rock your next workout? Then it’s time to double up on your fave on-the-go fruit If you want a better workout, you may want to add bananas to that morning smoothie, says a new study published in the Journal of Proteome Research. After fasting overnight, […]

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You Asked: How Can I Avoid Getting Sick?

By Markham Heid Read the original article on Time. You already know the basics of dodging sickness: get a good night’s sleep and wash your hands thoroughly and often. (It takes 15 seconds of scrubbing to wipe out germs, by the way.) Garlic, vitamin C, and even chicken soup may also help prevent or reduce the […]

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Bananas Best for Bicyclists

Read the original article on Dole Nutrition News. Bananas Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery in Cyclists Athletes, listen up! If you’re preparing for your next long-distance race, you may want to throw a few bananas in your gym bag. Researchers at the North Carolina Research Campus, including Dole Nutrition Institute and Appalachian State University scientists, […]

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Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery

Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery, Journal of Proteome Research, November 12, 2015. David C. Nieman,*,† Nicholas D. Gillitt,‡ Wei Sha,§ Mary Pat Meaney,† Casey John,† Kirk L. Pappan,# and Jason M. Kinchen# †Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081, United States […]

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Dole Nutrition Institute Adds Senior Research Scientist, Expands Research Focus

By Kara Marker, NCRC Marketing Intern The old saying is that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Scientific evidence proves that avoiding the doctor’s office takes a diet full of all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Debora Esposito, PhD, senior research scientist for the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI) at the NC Research Campus […]

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A Banana Peel a Day Keeps the . . .

What you need to know about some zany food claims by Jennifer Anju Grossman Read the original article on Healthzette. “Banana peels are good for you.” “Better to nosh on the peel than the actual fruit, which contains lots of fructose.” “Banana peels are the best weight-loss weapon ever.” Most busy people have no idea […]

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Rethinking Antioxidants- Dole Nutrition Institute Uncovers Antioxidant Pathway

Read the original article at Dole Nutrition News. Most people know the word “antioxidant” but new research from the Dole Nutrition Institute has uncovered that we may not know exactly how they work. DNI scientists investigated antioxidant capacity of fruits and vegetables and how different components of plants may influence health, revealing significant and somewhat […]

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Diet Detective: The Value of Onion and Cucumbers

Read the original article at www.DietDetective.com. Onions Value: Aside from their health benefits, they add amazing flavor to almost all foods. Nutrients: Onions belong to the lily family, the same family as garlic, scallions and leeks. A half cup is a good source of vitamin C (5.9mg, 10 percent of the recommended daily value). A […]

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Study: Fruits, vegetables help improve internal protection system

By Josh Bergeron Read the original article in the Salilsbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Try eating the skin of an avocado. It’s good for you, according to a North Carolina Research Campus study. A recently published, joint study by the University of North Carolina and Dole Foods at the North Carolina Research Campus used various fruit and vegetable […]

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Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

By Mandy Oaklander. Time Magazine Read the original article. 5/5 Experts Say Yes. Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? According to a zoo spokesperson, they’re too sugary for monkeys, too caloric, and they could give rise to health problems like type-2 […]

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Allison advocates healthy eating as Dole culinary director

by: Josh Bergeron, Salisbury Post Read Original Article   KANNAPOLIS — Education is the most important factor in eating healthy, says Dole Foods’ new Culinary Nutrition Director Mark Allison. Allison is filling a new position created at Dole’s North Carolina Research Campus office. He started work at the research campus earlier this summer. Dole Nutrition Institute […]

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P2EP Research Symposium Recognizes Student Achievement at NC Research Campus

        KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – In 11-weeks, the 30 undergraduate interns in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) graduated from students to scientists as demonstrated by the research results shared at the third annual P2EP Research Symposium held July 29 at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). Seven intern teams worked under the guidance […]

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Costa Rica, Dole and NCRC Launch Banana and Pineapple PhD Programs

        Kannapolis, NC− There are college students in Costa Rica balancing long hours in the laboratory with high-level science classes who are wondering where their education will take them. For at least two students, the answer is North Carolina. Dole Food Company is sponsoring banana and pineapple PhD programs in partnership with […]

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Extracts of Fruits and Vegetables Activate the Antioxidant Response Element in IMR-32 Cells

Extracts of Fruits and Vegetables Activate the Antioxidant Response Element in IMR-32 Cells, J Nutr. 2015 Jul 29, Orena S1, Owen J1, Jin F2, Fabian M2, Gillitt ND2, Zeisel SH3. 1University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC; 2Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, Kannapolis, NC; and. 3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition […]

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