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Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month The goal of the Harvest of the Month program is to increase enjoyment and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Students have the opportunity to taste and explore a different featured fruit or vegetable each month. This in-classroom taste-testing gives students the chance to try healthy foods and learn about locally grown produce. Students are shown that fruits and vegetables come in a rainbow of colors. Students and teachers are encouraged to eat colorful fruits and vegetables everyday for better health.

The Tulare County Office of Education Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program would like to partner with Central Valley farmers to provide the fruits and vegetables listed in the table below. Our program will be taste-testing these items with our K-3 students in the classroom. We sample the fruits and vegetables with approximately 2500 students each month. Typically, the fruit is only sampled in a bite-sized piece, not the entire fruit/vegetable. Our program would be willing to pick up the produce at the beginning of each month. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Calendar for 2014-15

August - Corn
September - Apples
October - Winter Squash

January - Persimmon
December - Kale
January - Mandarins/Citrus

February - Beets
March - Carrots
April - Peas

May - Berries/Blueberries
June - White Corn
July - Melons

Free classroom materials can be found on our Lesson Plans webpage or contact Robyn Cooper at rcooper@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0130.

For more information, call (559) 651-0130 Ext. 3723.

Tulare County Office of Education
School Health Program
Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Program
7000 Doe Avenue, Building 700, Visalia, CA 93291

Robyn Cooper , Program Lead
(559) 651-0130 • fax: (559) 651-1995

Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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