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Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate

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Nutrition Education
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Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash.

The kit includes seven booklets featuring fruits and vegetables with fun activities through the imaginary garden at Tasty Acres Farm! It also has a CD-ROM with Supplemental Information and a DVD with Cool Puppy Pup's Picnic and Lunch Parties. Each set of lessons contains: hands-on activities, planting activities, and nutrition education activities that introduce MyPlate.

Use the kit to promote learning at home with fun parent/child activities and family-sized recipes that give tips for cooking with children.

Availability: [Download PDF files] All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. If you have difficulty opening any of these files in your Internet browser, please right-click on the link and “save target as…” to download. Print copies may be ordered by using the resource order form.

Cover of Grow It, Try It Like It Booklet One

Book 1 - The Basics 

strawberries growing in a garden

Book 1 - Fruit & Veggie Drawings 

strawberry drawings

Book 1 - Blackline Masters 

Illustration of kids picking squash in the garden

Book 2 - Crookneck Squash Row 

illustration of kids picking spinach

Book 3 - Spinach Lane 

illustration of children picking sweet potatoes

Book 4 - Sweet Potato Hill 

illustration of children picking cantaloupe

Book 5 - Cantaloupe Corner 

illustration of children picking peaches off the tree

Book 6 - Peach Tree Orchard 

illustration of children picking strawberries

Book 7 - The Strawberry Patch