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Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month is a FREE and versatile teaching program that can be used by parents, educators, student mentors, childcare providers and anyone interested in helping kids get excited about eating more fruits and vegetables!

Each fruit and vegetable featured on this site comes with a set of educational materials to make learning and sharing tasty and fun. Search by food or season for quick and easy access to the materials you are looking for.

Each presentation includes:

  • Fruit or vegetable history
  • Peak seasons
  • Vitamins & minerals
  • How to find it at the store

You’ll also get:

  • Presenter outline
  • PowerPoint for students
  • Presenter talking points that follow the PowerPoint for students
  • Stickers of the featured fruit
  • Student handout with recipes that can be taken home

These materials, combined with produce sampling in the classroom, make fruit and veggies interesting and fun. Kids get to play with new tastes and different textures, bring home ideas to use in the kitchen, and have a reason to ask for more fruit and vegetables.

The website features additional materials to help launch Harvest of the Month and healthy eating education programs, like a Program Overview, Strategies to Involve Parents, and other implementation ideas.

Lesson plans are available for teachers to use in individual classrooms, health classes, PE classes, school assemblies and after school programs, and are adaptable to almost any educational setting.

New fruit and veggies are being added all the time! Make learning easy… and tasting and eating more fruit and vegetables fun!