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.



Activities



Find Fruit and Vegetable Activities for Kids

University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.

Interactive Web site for children. Teacher resources also included.


Tomato Man Get Fruit and Vegetable Activities for Children

Produce For Better Health Foundation.

Includes activity books, coloring sheets, and useful links.


Complete a Fruit Word Scramble (PDF | 39.9 KB)

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


Complete a Vegetable 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 Fruit and Vegetable 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 Make Your Produce Proud with 9 Prep and Storage Tips

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


What Do I Do With My Farmers' Market Produce?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

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


Fruit & Vegetable Fact Sheets Learn Facts About 30 Different Fruits and Vegetables

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.


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.


Handle Your Fruits and Vegetables Safely (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 a Presentation on Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Also available as a PDF file (5.87 KB).


What Do I Do With My Farmers' Market Produce?

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


Find Fruit and Vegetable Activities for Kids

University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.

Interactive Web site for children. Teacher resources also included.


Washing Lettuce Make Your Produce Proud with 9 Prep and Storage Tips

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Tomato Character Get Fruit and Vegetable Activities for Children

Produce For Better Health Foundation.

Includes activity books, coloring sheets, and useful links.