Nutrition

Fruit and Veggie Ice Breaker

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three health benefits associated with eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.
  • Identify at least three ways to prepare fruits and vegetables.
  • Apply the concept of teamwork to the other lessons.
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Healthy Recipe Demonstration and Sampling

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three health benefits associated with eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.
  • Identify at least three ways to incorporate healthy recipes that are quick and easy-to-prepare into daily meal plans.
  • Prepare a healthy recipe that includes at least ½ cup of fruits or vegetables per serving of the recipe.
  • Recognize how different quantities and types of fruits and vegetables add up to the recommended daily amounts.
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Try Your Hand at Fun Fruit and Vegetable Games A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three health benefits associated with eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.
  • Recognize fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity as important elements of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Recognize the role that fruits, vegetables, and physical activity play in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases.
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Grow Your Own Salsa A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three benefits of growing fruits and vegetables.
  • Name four principles of gardening.
  • Describe at least three recipes that incorporate tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro.
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Green Grocer

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the seasonal availability of fruits and vegetables.
  • Understand the cost benefits of buying fruits and vegetables in season.
  • Select, store, and handle a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Distinguish high-quality produce from low-quality produce.
  • Use the expertise of produce department staff at a grocery store.
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Sharing the Gift of Fruits and Vegetables A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Know how to make personal and inexpensive gifts and crafts that encourage healthful eating.
  • Inform adult family members and friends about the importance of eating 3½ to 6½ cups of fruits and vegetables every day for good health.
  • Recognize how different quantities and types of fruits and vegetables add up to the recommended daily amounts.
  • Use the activities as creative reminders for including fruits and vegetables in their meals and snacks.
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Healthy Options Away from Home

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption while they're dining out.
  • Describe at least three strategies for including fruits and vegetables in their meals while dining out.
  • Identify at least three barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption while they're at work.
  • Name three easy steps to add fruits and vegetables to their lunches and snacks at work.
  • Remember the importance of making healthy choices when eating meals away from home.
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