The best stories begin with healthy eating

Dole and Disney have come together to make healthy eating fun and encourage parents to make better food choices for their families, including a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.

As global leaders in nutrition, the iconic brands share a mission for improving the health of families, including a multiyear nutrition initiative announced in 2016. Their history dates to 1976, when Dole became a nutrition partner and sponsor of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park.

This latest collaboration offers families a variety of ways to tell a new healthy-living story. From consumer promotions and in-store activities themed to Disney films to character-inspired recipes and Disney-branded DOLE® fruits and vegetables, the goal is to change daily eating habits one meal at a time.

Millions of people benefit from Dole’s fruit and vegetable products and research at the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI) and from Disney’s Healthy Living Commitment and Mickey Check programs. Together, we seek to do even more by combining the power of Disney’s characters and stories with Dole’s nutrition expertise to make lasting positive change for families in the U.S. and around the world.

Look to this site for quick-and-easy recipes, interactive quizzes, downloadable content, and inspiring ways to make eating healthy and fun for you and your family. Plus, keep an eye out in grocery and retail stores nationwide for fresh produce and other activities featuring the latest Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel characters.

Dole Nutrition Institute

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 a number of 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 plant-based diet. DNI remains the world’s most definitive, easily accessible and scientifically validated resource on nutrition and health.

Disney Healthy Living Commitment

In 2006, The Walt Disney Company became the first major media company to establish a Nutrition Guideline Policy to associate its brands and characters with a more nutritious portfolio of foods and beverages. The company has since marked every year of its Healthy Living Commitment with significant milestones such as becoming the first major media company to launch food advertising standards for kids, launching new content and experiences that inspire healthier lifestyles, and introducing the Mickey Check.

The Mickey Check is a quick and easy way for families to identify healthier food and beverage options in stores, on-air, on-line, at Disney theme parks and resorts, and other places where Disney products are sold. Foods and recipes that feature the Mickey Check adhere to the rigorous Disney Nutrition Guideline Criteria.