National Watermelon DayAgricultural Research Service Image Gallery
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Watermelon photos include:
Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From: Watermelon
University of Illinois Extension. Urban Program Resource Network.
Interactive Web site can be used to teach children about the origin of their food. Includes fun activities, games, and lots of educational animations on different food histories.
Fruits for Health Series: Melons
University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
This two page fact sheet includes facts about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation of melons. Also contains two recipes with nutrition facts.
Reasons for the Seasons: Melons (2012) (PDF | 195KB)
University of California Cooperative Extension.
Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.
Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Melons
Ohio State University Extension.
Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes serving tips and a recipe.
Watermelon Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)
Mississippi State University Extension Service.
This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.