Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables from the Food Guide Pyramid


Check out our creative resources including handouts, lessons, activities, and web sites to help you teach the importance of fruit and vegetables.

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Activities



Having Fun at Your Local Farmers Market (PDF | 1.66 MB)

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Farmers' market coloring book.


Food Fun - From Apples to Zucchini

University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.

Interactive Web site for children. Teacher resources also included.


Complete the 'Fantastic Fruits' Word Scramble (PDF | 39.9 KB)

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences.


Tomato Man Fruit & Veggie Color Champions

Produce For Better Health Foundation.

Activities for kids include activity books, coloring sheets, recipes, & useful links.


Fruit Nutrition Facts poster Find Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish

FDA. Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.

Download posters from the FDA.


Complete the 'Veggie Power' Word Scramble (PDF | 39.9 KB)

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences


Fact Sheets & Tip Sheets


MyPlate logo Get MyPlate '10 Tips' Fruit and Vegetable Related Tip Sheets

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


African American woman holding a grocery bag full of produce. Get Tips for Eating a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Daily (PDF | 647KB)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Designed for African American women.


Washing lettuce Get 9 Prep and Storage Tips for Your Produce

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Fruit & Vegetable Fact Sheets Fruit & Vegetable Fact Sheets

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Includes information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, and where first cultivated.


How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do You Need? (PDF | 1 MB)

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Also available in Spanish (PDF 1.35MB).


Cruciferous vegetables Name That Veggie! Test Your Vegetable IQ

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Online slide show details intake recommendations and information on various vegetables. Also available as Power Point and PDF.


Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (PDF | 64.2 KB)

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.


Learn Three Simple Steps to Eating Enough Produce (PDF | 560 KB)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Also available in Spanish (PDF | 570KB).


African American business man eating an apple. Why Do Fruits and Vegetables Matter to Men? (PDF | 512 KB)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Designed for African American men.


Presentations & Videos


Photograph of several green/orange acorn squashes. View 13 Fun Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Also available as a PDF file (5.87 KB).


Fresh Produce from the Farmers' Market, Your Garden or Grocery Store!

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Watch a video and find fact sheets on how to store and enjoy fresh produce year-round.


Cruciferous Vegetables Name That Veggie! Test Your Vegetable IQ

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Online slide show details intake recommendations and information on various vegetables. Also available as Power Point and PDF.


Web Sites


Food Fun - From Apples to Zucchini

University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.

Interactive Web site for children. Teacher resources also included.


Washing Lettuce Get 9 Prep and Storage Tips for Your Produce

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Tomato Character Fruit & Veggie Color Champions

Produce For Better Health Foundation.

Activities for kids include activity books, coloring sheets, recipes, & useful links.