Dole Food Company, Inc. Visits With Go!Healthy Program Participants

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This week Dole Food Company, Inc.and The Children’s Aid Societycelebrated the Go!Healthy Programin East Harlem. Funded in part by a grant from Dole, second-grade students from P.S. 50, a Children’s Aid Community School, had the opportunity to show off their cooking classroom, gardens and culinary skills for this multinational corporation.

“We are so excited to partner with The Children’s Aid Society for the Go!Healthy Program,” said Marty Ordman, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Dole Food Company, Inc “Healthy habits start at a young age and it is so important that we give our children the tools they need, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, and easy recipes, to ensure that they lead a healthy lifestyle.”

As truly gracious hosts, the children prepared a deliciously healthy meal at the nearby Children's Aid Society East Harlem Centerwhich showcased fresh ingredients grown in their very own school garden and their cooking skills, all a part of the Go!Chefs cooking program. This program introduces children and youth from low-income neighborhoods across New York City to healthy, fresh foods through fun, hands-on learning experiences.

Dole’s contributions to the Go!Healthy and Go!Chefs programs are an example of the company’s continued commitment to reducing the rates and impact of childhood obesity in the U.S. through early educational interventions.

Photography by Lily Kesselman