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Focus on the Family and Dole Nutrition Institute Co-Sponsor Nutrition Contest

Healthy Family Trivia contest promotes healthy lifestyles, good nutrition and the importance of family mealtimes

March 11, 2011

Colorado Springs, Colo.In celebration of National Nutrition Month, Focus on the Family and Dole Nutrition Institute are co-sponsoring the "Healthy Family Trivia" contest to highlight the importance of good nutrition and healthy families.

Focus on the Family and Dole Nutrition Institute will post nutrition-based trivia questions on their respective Facebook pages every Monday, Wednesday and Friday by 10:30 a.m. MST during the month of March. Five winners from each question will receive two Focus on the Family books, Mealtime Moments and Family Health, Nutrition & Fitness.

"We’re excited about this contest, because it goes beyond promoting healthy lifestyles and good nutrition to highlighting the importance of family mealtimes," said Roy Baldwin, director of Parenting and Youth Family Ministries at Focus on the Family. "We know from research and experience that family mealtimes help protect children from various dangerous behaviors, while helping create thriving families."

Studies show that teens who regularly eat dinner with their parents are half as likely to engage in activities such as drug and alcohol abuse. Also, children who have more regular dinners with their families have more healthful dietary patterns.

For more information or to participate in the contest, visit the Focus on the Family Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FocusOnTheFamily .

Contact: Devon Williams
Devon.Williams@fotf.org; 719-322-5484

 

About Focus on the Family
Reaching more than 220 million people in 155 nations, Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry that helps families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God's design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. Visit Focus online at www.focusonthefamily.com.

About Dole Food Company, Inc.
Dole, with 2009 net revenues of $6.8 billion, is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.  Learn more at www.dole.com.  

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