Stuck on Fruits and Veggies: Putting Classroom Nutrition Lessons Into Practice

Healthy Food Choices in Schools December 23, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Teaching students about nutritious foods doesn't mean they're going to try those foods. Current research indicates that effective intervention strategies should involve multiple components for behavior change. School-based contests like the Fruit and Veggie Challenge reinforce lessons taught through traditional nutrition education, encourage students to eat more fruits and veggies and try new types of produce. This webinar, presented by Ginny Hinton, MPH, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County, FL, illustrates the simple, affordable, and interactive Fruit and Veggie Challenge that encourages fruit and vegetable consumption among children. 

Learning Objectives:

1) Implement a fruit and vegetable challenge to reinforce classroom nutrition education

2) Identify resources for additional replicable fruit and vegetable challenges.

Additional Resources 

PDF of Presentation Slides

Katy Trail Fruit and Vegetable Challenge (PDF)

Healthy Penn State

Nutrition Month: Take the Fruit and Veggie Challenge- Goodness Gracious Living 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.