Photograph of three red apples.

Apples come in just about as many varieties as there are uses for them. Though they are available year round, fresh apples are in abundance in fall. Applesauce and canned apples can be used in many recipes.

Discover MyPlate: Fruits

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition

Discover MyPlate includes six Emergent Readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

Fruits includes the sight words: the, is, eat, are, I
A MyPlate Meal includes the sight words: I, she, he, we, has, have

Missouri’s Fruits and Vegetables Harvest Calendar

Missouri’s Fruits and Vegetables Harvest Calendar (24” w x 36” h poster) is a colorful calendar for schools participating in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program that promotes Missouri’s bountiful and seasonal harvest.

Apple Recipes


Quantity recipes containing apples from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Nutrition Education

Team Nutrition MyPlate eBooks  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition



Apples & More

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.