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USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. One class scheduled each week for a fruit/vegetable tasting party CN Manager prepares a nutrition lesson for the specific food item to be tasted Students taste the food and are given an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions

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Usda fresh fruit and vegetable program

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program


Tasting parties

  • One class scheduled each week for a fruit/vegetable tasting party

  • CN Manager prepares a nutrition lesson for the specific food item to be tasted

  • Students taste the food and are given an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions

  • Lasts 10-15 minutes

Tasting Parties


Farmer s market

  • Several different fruit/vegetable selections prepared in individual servings

  • Students chose one item

  • Information about nutrition, origin of food, cultivation provided on a backdrop

  • Visual props used to illustrate proper serving sizes of fruits/vegetables

  • Themed markets

Farmer’s Market


Meeting a challenge

Problem:

Printing materials and services not an allowable cost; school lacked sufficient funds to pay for printing

Solution:

Use of existing technology

Soliciting help from community partners

Placed materials in media center

Meeting a Challenge


Sweet success

Accounts from teachers and parents verify that students are asking for more fresh fruits and vegetables at snack time.

Students who participated in the program are more knowledgeable about exotic fruits they see in grocery stores and are more likely to try new

fruits/vegetables.

Sweet Success!


Thank you usda

Thank You USDA!


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