Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies!
Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies! is a comprehensive program that encourages students in grades 3-5 to eat more fruits and vegetables and become more physically active. According to the USDA, fewer than 1% of elementary students eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Poor nutrition affects students’ energy level, ability to learn, and school attendance, and may lead to obesity and chronic disease. More about the research behind Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies!
Through this program:
- Students will increase preference for and knowledge of fruits and vegetables.
- Students will expand the variety and colors of fruits and vegetables they eat.
- Students’ families will prepare and eat more fruits and vegetables at home.
- Students will participate in physical activity while learning about the importance of daily exercise as a part of good health. (Help your children and/or students Go Wild about physical activity.)
Learn more about Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies!:
- Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies! Lessons
- Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies! Preview and Order
- See the related brochure (902 K PDF)
- Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies! Research
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Fruits and Veggies More Matters — Information on the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Includes planning and shopping tips, recipes, and more.
Healthy Schools — Resources for creating a healthy food environment at your school.
Educational Tools — Activities and lesson plans for nutrition educators, teachers, and others interested in healthy education and increasing physical activity.
Healthy Eating — Support your health at every stage of life with the foods you eat.
Active Living: Kids and Teens — Resources to cut down on screen time and get more physical activity.
Training for School Foodservice Professionals — Workshops on serving fruit and vegetables, increasing whole grains, and lowering sodium in your cafeteria.