Nothing says summer like fresh sliced watermelon! Visit the links below for nutrition education resources on watermelon and other melons.
WatermelonAgricultural 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:
Quantity recipes containing watermelon from What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.
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.
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.
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.
Provides a variety of fruit and vegetable clipart images, for free use. Search for a fruit or vegetable to see all associated images.
National Watermelon Promotion Board: Educators Page
National Watermelon Promotion Board.
This site includes lessons, games and activities, healthy eating tips, facts about watermelon, and kids recipes. A separate page for food service professional provides watermelon basics, recipes, carvings, fresh serving ideas and nutrition information.