(May 2, PACKER WEB EXCLUSIVE) Dole Nutrition News has won an advertising competition award for outstanding achievement in Internet advertising in the “best food industry online newsletter” category.

The Web Marketing Association named Westlake Village, Calif.-based Dole’s e-mail newsletter the winner on April 28.

“This award validates what we’ve been doing as far as nutrition and education for the last 20 years,” said Bil Goldfield, Dole communications manager. “It reinforces our leadership position and we’re very proud to have received the award.”

Dole Nutrition News provides in-depth nutrition information with its database of nearly 600 articles covering health, diet and fitness. It has 1.3 million subscribers who search for the latest information on scientific discoveries on nutrition, weight-loss advice, cooking videos and recipes, according to a news release from Dole.