Check out the Center for Disease Control’s website www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov regarding the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. On the home page, your students can visit the interactive tool to figure out how many fruits and veggies they need in their diet. Students can also read about the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. The Nutrient Information Chart highlights some concise and important characteristics of specific nutrients.
Under the Health Professionals tab, there are resources that will be helpful for FACS teachers. Click on Resources & Tools, then Educational Materials. Posters are one of the items available in the resource list. There are four posters that I think would be great for a FACS teacher to use on a bulletin board or showcase. Each poster has 4 pictures of different fruits and vegetables from around the world with a blank to identify the name of the food. You could put up a world map highlighting which part of the world the fruit or vegetable is found. You could also make the answers available around the perimeter of the posters for people to guess the correct answer. If printed in color, these posters are very eye catching!
Another resource teachers may want to access is the Leader’s Guide. In the guide there are a few pages of idea to get your classes, school and community involved with everyone eating more fruits and vegetables.
Enjoy checking out this wonderful resource! If you have other ideas of how to use this resource in your classroom, please respond to this blog to share them with other FACS teachers. Thanks!