Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
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Top 10 Ways to Get Kids Involved in Healthy Cooking & Shopping

How Can Kids Help?

Mean Green Cleaning Machine. Let them wash fruits and vegetables when preparing
for cooking or eating.

Pick A Peck!  When shopping, let them select a new fruit or vegetable to try … or several!

Make It Snappy! Let them snap the green beans, snap peas, or break the flowerettes from the broccoli or cauliflower.

I Spy. Play “I Spy” in the produce section when grocery shopping.

Tear It Up! Let them tear the lettuce for salads and sandwiches.

Measure Up! Let them measure the frozen vegetables before cooking them.
See How Much You Need

Peel & Slice. Older children can peel and slice carrots, cucumbers, potatoes … the list goes on!

Stir & Spice. Make applesauce from fresh apples. Let them help stir and add the cinnamon.

A Sprinkle A Day… Let them sprinkle herbs or other seasonings onto vegetables.

Monster Mash! Pull out the potato masher!

Resource Guides for Parents & Guardians

Quick Fruit & Veggie Resource Guide
We have so much information available for you and your kids right here on the website, but Produce for Better Health Foundation also offers other resources to help your kids learn more about fruits & veggies! Quick Fruit & Veggie Resource Guide [PDF]

Strategies, Tools & Resources to Help You Eat More Fruits & Veggies
Based on Produce for Better Health Foundation’s 2012 Behavioral Economics and the Psychology of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption review [Read Report], these strategies, tools and resources are designed to help you and your family eat more fruits and vegetables.
Get Strategies, Tools & Resources [PDF]

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