On a visit to a Miami, Fla., school, former President Bill Clinton announced new agreements to increase availability of healthy meals for more than 30 million students nationwide.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation â a nonprofit founded by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation â secured the agreements, announced Jan. 21 by Clinton at Edison Middle School.
Thirteen companies, including Dole Food, joined the former president to support the Allianceâs Healthy Schools program, an anti-obesity effort.
Dole Food assists schools with handling education guides for fresh fruits and vegetables, a Dole spokesman said. Of the 13 companies, Dole was the only grower-shipper.
A broader list of 82 companies and nonprofits supporting the Allianceâs other efforts includes Stemilt Growers as well as Dole Food.