Nutrition events

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a child's daily diet as they provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients for good health. Yet, one quarter of school-age children do not touch vegetables and over one third will eat no fruit during the course of a day.

Help students in your school develop a love for nature's fast food, by celebrating fruits during Apple Crunch in October and vegetables during Go for the Greens in March.

Apple Crunch Go for the Greens

“The Collection Connection 4-H Club had a great time celebrating Go for the Greens. They brought healthy and nutritious "green" foods to share; made spinach and mushroom pizza as a snack; and even shared their health lesson with the local food pantry by collecting canned vegetables for a donation.”

Dawn Olson
Penn State Cooperative Extension
Monroe County