photo of a cantaloupe

Cantaloupe and other melons are gourds, in the same family as squashes and pumpkins, but you'd never guess it from their sweet and juicy flavor. Browse the nutrition education resources below specific to cantaloupe and other melons.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Nutrition Education Tip Sheets (PDF | 1.6 MB)

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Tip sheets provide growing information, nutrition facts, and serving suggestions. Produce included: asparagus, avocado, blueberries, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kiwifruit, mango, peaches, pineapple, red pepper, spinach, and sugar snap peas.

Cantaloupe Recipes


Quantity recipes containing cantaloupe from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Learn About Honeydew Melons

Honeydew Melon: Nutrition. Selection. Storage.  Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Honeydew Melon.  Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Honeydew Melon Facts (PDF|182KB).  University of Arizona. Yuma County Cooperative Extension.

Teach About Honeydew Melons

Selecting Honeydew Melon Video  Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Melons: Safe Handling Practices for Consumers (PDF|1.2MB).  University of Florida, IFAS Extension.

Cantaloupe Cantaloupe Photo

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

This high-quality photo of cantaloupe could be used as part of a display or flyer. From the Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery.

Cantaloupe: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy (PDF | 238KB)

University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Defines cantaloupe, and reviews methods of selection, storage and preserving. Also includes tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.

Cantaloupe (PDF | 455KB)

California Cantaloupe Advisory Board. California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.

Fact sheet gives history and production information of the cantaloupe, nutritional value, and benefits. Information for educators include lesson ideas, fun facts, and a short lesson plan.