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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 them at the same time.

Nearly 27,000 students participate in Harvest of the Month each month. Along with the featured produce, teachers receive an informational resource packet with ties to curricula areas such as mathematics, science, art, reading and history. This educational material encourages open-ended exploration in which the process is more important than the answer. As students share these Harvest of the Month experiences with their families, we have found that the students often become "teachers" themselves.

The Harvest of the Month program is a joint project of the Tulare County Office of Education Nutrition Network and the Alta Vista, Cutler-Orosi, Dinuba, Exeter, Pixley, Porterville, and Strathmore Child Nutrition Services.


Harvest of the Month Newsletter - August 2006 (pdf file)


Look for the National Harvest of the Month website online at www.harvestofthemonth.com.



Calendar for 2006-07

August
August Grapes
September
September Green Beans
October
October Winter Squashes

November
November Persimmons
December
December Prunes, Figs, Dates, Raisins
January
January Tangerines, Tangelos, Mandarins

February
February Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage
March
March Snap Peas, Snow Peas
April
April Asparagus

May
May Avocados
June
June Peaches, Nectarines
July
July Melons


For more information, contact Nani Rowland, Nutrition Network Project Coordinator, at nrowland@tcoe.org, or call at 651-0130.

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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



Jim Vidak, 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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