Find a wealth of fruit and vegetable information and resources to assist education efforts, including buying guides, recipes, reports, research and statistics, online tools and more...
Fruits and VegetablesFruit and Vegetable Consumption Data and Statistics
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Compare fruit and vegetable consumption nationwide to your state or compare your state to another state by year. Simply select the year, state, and 'Fruits and Vegetables' from the drop-down menus. Data are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the world's largest telephone survey that tracks health risks in the United States. Note: Fruit and Vegetable data was last updated in 2009.
Safe Produce Handling Education Campaign
Partnership for Food Safety Education.
To facilitate safe produce handling education efforts, the Partnership has enhanced the existing FightBAC! program offerings with new produce handling educational materials and community outreach ideas. They can be customized and include templates for generating local publicity, education tools, a slide presentation, flyers, brochures and more!
Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish
FDA. Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.
Download posters from the FDA to help plan a healthy diet and learn about the important nutrients in fruits, vegetables and fish.
Nutritional comparison of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.
Literature review comparing fresh, canned and frozen foods with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables. The first part (PDF 40 KB) of this review compares Vitamins C and B and phenolic compounds. The second part (PDF 15 KB) of this review compares nutrients Vitamin A and carotenoids, vitamin E, minerals and fiber.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Toolkit
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides all students in selected elementary schools with high free and reduced price enrollment a wide variety of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables. This toolkit provides Webcasts, templates, PowerPoint presentations, fact sheets and resources from state agencies to help you build a successful Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in your school.