Nothing says summer like fresh sliced watermelon! Visit the links below for nutrition education resources on watermelon and other melons.
WatermelonReasons for the Seasons: Melons (PDF | 195KB)
University of California Cooperative Extension.
Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.
USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.
Recipes containing melon from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder database.
National Watermelon Promotion Board: Educators Page
National Watermelon Promotion Board.
This site includes lessons, games and activities, healthy eating tips, facts about watermelon, and kids recipes. A separate page for food service professional provides watermelon basics, recipes, carvings, fresh serving ideas and nutrition information.
Watermelon: Nutrition. Selection. Storage
Produce for Better Health Foundation.
This page contains nutrition information for watermelon and tips on how to select, store and prepare it.
Fruits for Health Series: Melons
University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
This two page fact sheet includes facts about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation of melons. Also contains two recipes with nutrition facts.
Make the Most of Mouthwatering Melons
Wittenberg University. All Around the Hollow News.
This article provides information and tips on cooking with honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Recipes are included.
Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Melons
Ohio State University Extension.
Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes serving tips and a recipe.