Promoting Fruits and Vegetables

HOTM Menu SlickResources for Food Service
Fruits and Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More A tool for school foodservice professionals packed with tips on planning, purchasing, protecting, preparing, presenting and promoting fruits and vegetables. This resource is free online or ordered as a hard copy and includes the following sections:
  • Meal Appeal-Attracting Customers
  • Quality Food for Quality Meals-Buying Fruits and Vegetables
  • Tricks of the Trade-Preparing Fruits and Vegetables

Wake Up to Fresh Fruits and Veggies A user friendly web-based training program designed for school food service personnel to support addition of fruits and vegetables to breakfast offerings for students. Has many resources and tips for sourcing, promoting, storing, and serving fresh fruits and vegetables in a school setting. View the site outline for a summary of modules. Wake Up to FFV Promotional Flyer

Harvest of the Month Menu Slicks Promote fruits and vegetables on your menu.

USDA's Team Nutrition
There is something for everyone working to promote nutrition education. Start here and find grants, educator resources, food service resources, games and more.

Network for A Healthy California Resources

Handouts from FFVCHSE Trainings
  • Shake it Up! With Fruits and Vegetables Music CD
  • Harvesting HEALTH is a compilation of lessons and resources that foster nutrition education through gardening concepts highlighting seasonal produce specific to the Northcoast Region.

Taste Testing Forms and Resources for Evaluating Recipes

What is in Season?

  • Fruit and Veggie Color Champions website for kids and educators with downloadable coloring sheets, recipes, printable stickers, party kits, and more.
  • Books by Joost Ellfers – Play with your Food, Play with Pumpkins, How are you Peeling
  • Video: Balboa High School's Fruity Girls serve up fresh fruits and veggies at their school.
  • Images from Carl Warner