Teach children about fruits & vegetables

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Teach children about fruits & vegetables

  1. 1. Your Guide to Fruits and Vegetables
  2. 2. Why Do I Need Them? <ul><li>What are those? </li></ul><ul><li>Substances that help you to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heal when you get hurt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your skin, eyes, heart and digestive system healthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have energy </li></ul></ul>Produce for Better Health. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters. Available at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/. Accessed on April 23, 2010. <ul><li>Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and photochemicals </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Else is Out There?
  4. 4. What’s This?
  5. 5. Red <ul><li>Full of: </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A – Keeps your eyes healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C – Helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps gums and teeth healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Lycopene – In tomatoes, protects the cells of tour body </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium – Protects your heart and blood vessels </li></ul>Produce for Better Health. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters. Available at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/. Accessed on April 23, 2010. &quot;Vitamin Chart .&quot; KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/misc/vitamin_chart.html>.
  6. 6. Orange & Yellow <ul><li>Full of: </li></ul><ul><li>Folic Acid – Helps your body make red blood cells and DNA </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A – Keeps your eyes and skin healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C – Helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps gums and teeth healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber - Good for your heart and intestines </li></ul>Produce for Better Health. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters. Available at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/. Accessed on April 23, 2010. &quot;Vitamin Chart .&quot; KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/misc/vitamin_chart.html>.
  7. 7. Green <ul><li>Full of: </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin E – Protects the cells of your body </li></ul><ul><li>Iron – Helps your blood cells carry oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>B Vitamins - Helps your body make energy, is needed for a healthy brain </li></ul><ul><li>Folic Acid – Helps your body make red blood cells and DNA </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium – Builds strong bones </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A & C </li></ul>Produce for Better Health. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters. Available at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/. Accessed on April 23, 2010. &quot;Vitamin Chart .&quot; KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/misc/vitamin_chart.html>. &quot;Mineral Chart .&quot; KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/misc/mineral_chart.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticle>.
  8. 8. Blue & Purple <ul><li>Full of: </li></ul><ul><li>Anthocyanins – Protect the cells of your body </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C – Helps cuts and wounds heal and keeps gums and teeth healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber - Good for your heart and intestines </li></ul>Produce for Better Health. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters. Available at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/. Accessed on April 23, 2010. &quot;Vitamin Chart .&quot; KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/misc/vitamin_chart.html>.
  9. 9. How Much Do I Need? &quot;MyPyramid.gov - Inside The Pyramid - Why is it important to eat vegetables? .&quot; MyPyramid.gov - United States Department of Agriculture - Home . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/vegetables_why.html>. &quot;Fruits & Veggies Matter: What Counts as a Cup? | CDC .&quot; Fruits & Veggies Matter: Home: Eat a Colorful Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day for Better Health | CDC . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/what/examples.html>. <ul><li>The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that kids get at least 5 cups of fruits and vegetables each day. </li></ul><ul><li>What Counts as a cup? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of the size of a baseball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 small carrots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 large strawberries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 medium potato </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How Do I Eat Them? <ul><li>Raw vegetables make a great snack. Dip them in yogurt, peanut butter or low fat dressing for even more flavor </li></ul><ul><li>Drink 100% fruit juice instead of soda </li></ul><ul><li>Add sliced fruit to your cereal or oatmeal </li></ul><ul><li>Add vegetables to your pizza, sandwiches, soup and pasta </li></ul><ul><li>Make a fruit salad </li></ul><ul><li>Help your parents pick out new fruits and vegetables at the grocery store and then make them at home </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables can be steamed, cooked in the oven, in the microwave or on the barbeque. Adding spices, herbs and sauces gives them even more flavor. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to always try something more than once! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s Be Safe &quot;MyPyramid.gov - Inside The Pyramid - Why is it important to eat vegetables? .&quot; MyPyramid.gov - United States Department of Agriculture - Home . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/vegetables_why.html>. &quot;Pesticide Data Program.&quot; Agricultural Marketing Service . United States Department of Agriculture, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateC&navID=PesticideDataProgram&rightNav1=PesticideDataProgram&topNav=&leftNav=&page=PesticideDataProgram&resultType=&acct=pestcddataprg>. <ul><li>You should always wash fruits and vegetables before preparing or eating them. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash under clean, running water by rubbing the item with your hands to remove dirt and germs . </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to wash these ones especially well, they like to hold on to dirt and germs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apples, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, bell peppers, celery, potatoes & spinach </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. b. Mostly Green <ul><li>Mostly Orange </li></ul>c. A Rainbow of colors d. Mostly Blue & Purple c. A R a i n b o w o f c o l o r s
  13. 14. FALSE TRUE or FALSE?
  14. 15. Works Cited <ul><li>Produce for Better Health. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters. Available at http:// www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/. Accessed on February 27, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;MyPyramid.gov - Inside The Pyramid - Why is it important to eat vegetables? .&quot; MyPyramid.gov - United States Department of Agriculture - Home . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/ vegetables_why.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Vitamin Chart .&quot; KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/misc/vitamin_chart.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Mineral Chart .&quot; KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/misc/mineral_chart.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticle>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Fruits & Veggies Matter: What Counts as a Cup? | CDC .&quot; Fruits & Veggies Matter: Home: Eat a Colorful Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day for Better Health | CDC . N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <http:// www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/what/examples.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Pesticide Data Program.&quot; Agricultural Marketing Service . United States Department of Agriculture, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do? template=TemplateC&navID=PesticideDataProgram&rightNav1=PesticideDataProgram&topNav=&leftNav=&page =PesticideDataProgram&resultType=&acct=pestcddataprg>. </li></ul>

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