National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Ten Terrific Ways to Serve

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service, Team Nutrition

A list of ten ideas for serving each fruit and vegetable in the Grow it, Try it, Like it! curriculum at meals and snacks can be found in the tool shed resources of the Basics Book 1.


Team Nutrition Popular Events Booklet

USDA FNS Team Nutrition

Learn about fruits and get active during your school programs this year with a free events planner. Consider planning a color day!


What's Cooking image Berry Recipes

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

From the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.


10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

This resource offers several tip sheets dealing with fruits and vegetables.


Discover MyPlate Fruit Discover MyPlate: Emergent Readers - Fruits

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

Discover MyPlate and Meet Farrah Fruit. Learn about berries and other delicious fruits.


Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables.


Fruits & Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Fruits & Vegetables Galore is a tool for school foodservice professionals packed with tips on planning, purchasing, protecting, preparing, presenting and promoting fruits and vegetables.


Fruit and Vegetables Resources

Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables daily is important to your health. Find resources such as recipes, food safety information, and links to produce boards to help motivate your students and staff!


Fruits and Vegetables Bulletin Board Resources

Provides ideas and printable materials on the when, why, how, and where of fruits and vegetables for classroom bulletin boards.


Grow It, Try It, Like It! The Strawberry Patch

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

Explore the strawberry patch at Tasty Acres Farm! Help youngsters learn about these flavorful fruits, how a strawberry looks, feels, tastes, and smells along with
other hands-on growing activities.


Grow It! Try It! Like It! Grow It! Try It! Like It!

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash. The kit includes seven booklets featuring fruits and vegetables with fun activities through the imaginary garden at Tasty Acres Farm! It also has a CD-ROM with Supplemental Information and a DVD with Cool Puppy Pup's Picnic and Lunch Parties. Each set of lessons contains: hands-on activities, planting activities, and nutrition education activities that introduce MyPlate. Use the kit to promote learning at home with fun parent/child activities and family-sized recipes that give tips for cooking with children.


Promoting Fruits and Vegetables In Schools: Wellness Policy Opportunities (PDF | 896 KB)

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Provides ideas on how to promote fruits and vegetables throughout the school and is based on the fruit and vegetable policies included in the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity Model Wellness Policies.


Fruit Recipes

USDA. Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.

From the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.


The Great Garden Detective Adventure

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers.


Discover MyPlate: eBooks

USDA FNS Team Nutrition

Meet Farrah and learn more about fruit with Team Nutrition Discover MyPlate: Fruits 


Vegetable Recipes

USDA. Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.

From the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.


Flashcards Fruit and Vegetable Flashcards

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

WANTED: Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries. For being packed with vitamin C and helping kids eat smart to play hard.


Veggies What's in Season Guide

Discover when various fruits and vegetables are in season!