Explore the World with Fruits and Vegetables
Good nutrition is essential to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. Fruits and vegetables should be a primary part of a good diet. Explore the world of fruits and vegetables with the following:
The Explore the World with Fruits and Vegetables campaign provides fun ideas for nutrition and education professionals to encourage schoolchildren and their parents to eat more fruits and vegetables by exploring new tastes provided by cuisines from around the world.
Leader’s Guide – This guidebook provides ideas and resources for making this campaign a success. Information on working with schools and the media is provided for nutrition and education professionals. An order form for materials, press release and helpful websites are also provided in this manual.
Brochure – The tri-fold brochure for adults urges them to try new flavors with fruits and vegetables by using spices or different cooking techniques to give fruits and vegetables unique international taste. Also available in a text-only version
Poster – The poster depicts children from different regions of the world with the title: Fruits and Veggies – We Want More! This title is translated into other languages surrounding collages of fruits and vegetables common in different regions and cuisines of the world. Also available in a text-only version
Interactive Worksheets – The four interactive worksheets of varying complexity show fruits and vegetables used in international cuisine. Users are given clues pertaining to their use in different countries and asked to identify them. Also available in a text-only version
Kid Recipe Cards – Recipe cards for kids provide easy, tasty ways to prepare and serve the fruits and vegetables from around the world that the children learn about. There are 10 recipes included in this collection. Also available in a text-only version
Fruits and Vegetables: Other Publications
Can eating fruits and vegetables help people to manage their weight? – The impact of eating fruits and vegetables on weight management has not been widely researched. This document will examine the evidence from available studies to determine whether eating fruits and vegetables can help with weight management.
Choose Smart Choose Healthy – Your mother and grandmother always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables. Now find out how eating a colorful variety every day may protect against chronic health conditions. This brochure was designed for African American women. Also available in a text-only version
Eat More Fruits & Veggies – See how you can save time, save money, or both as you strive to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Sample recipes provided. Also available in a text-only version
Encourage Kids to Eat More Fruits & Veggies – Help kids eat more fruits and vegetables. View tips and fun recipes that encourage children to eat their fruits and veggies. Also available in a text-only version
Entertain the Fruit & Veggie Way – Use a fresh vegetable platter or fruit salad as a colorful, appetizing, and tasty centerpiece at your next gathering. View more great entertaining ideas and sample recipes. Also available in a text-only version
Fruits & Veggies On the Go! – Always on the go? You can still eat fruits and vegetables. Find out which fruits and vegetables travel best. Use the simple recipes to create your own on-the-go snacks and meals. Also available in a text-only version
How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do You Need? – The amount of fruits and vegetables you need depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. We’ll show you simple ways to eat the amounts that are right for you. This brochure was designed for all audiences.
Also available in a text-only version
How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight – Learn about fruits and vegetables and their role in your weight management plan. Tips to cut calories by substituting fruits and vegetables are included with meal-by-meal examples. You will also find snack ideas that are 100 calories or less. With these helpful tips, you will soon be on your way to adding more fruits and vegetables into your healthy eating plan. Also available in a Spanish version
Three Simple Steps to Eating More Fruits and Vegetables – Eating fruits and vegetables is simple and healthy. Use these three steps to get the amounts that are right for you. This handout is designed to be easy to read. Budget-friendly tips are also included. – Also available in a text-only version
True or False? Test Your Fruit and Veggie IQ – How much do you know about fruits and vegetables? Take this simple quiz to learn more about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. Try the three fruit and vegetable recipes provided on the back. Also available in a text-only version
Why Do Fruits and Vegetables Matter to Men – Your family is counting on you to be there, but African American men have higher rates of high blood pressure, stroke, and some cancers than white men. Learn how many fruits and vegetables you need to eat every day for good health. This brochure was designed for African American men.