Harvest of the Month (California)

Harvest of the Month (California)

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Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Harvest of the Month is a toolkit that provides students with hands-on opportunities to explore, taste and learn about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. The overall goal of the toolkit is to provide knowledge-and skill-based strategies that are: standardized, replicable, cost-effective, convenient.

Developer/Author

Network For a Healthy California

Organization

California Department of Public Health

Contact Email
Funding Source

USDA. SNAP.

Publication/Revision Year
2005
Material Cost
$0.00
Evidence base / Evaluation
Pilot Tested, Toolkit Designation: Practice-tested
Format
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Intervention, 
Social Marketing
Target Audience
Preschool, 
Pregnant/Breastfeeding, 
Parents/Caregivers, 
Middle School, 
High School, 
Elementary School, 
Adults
Has this material been used by a SNAP-Ed program?
Yes
Web Site
Available Language(s)
English, 
Spanish
SNAP-Ed Intervention Channels
After-School
Pre-K & Childcare
Food Pantries
Faith Centers
Farmers’ Markets
Gardens
Media Communications
WIC/Other Social Services
Parks & Public Spaces
Schools
Worksite
Is this material available to order?
No
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

The Harvest of the Month program is a series of 12 monthly lessons with the goal of exposing participants to new fruits and vegetable and encouraging them to increase their consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Physical activity is also incorporated into each monthly lesson.

Harvest of the Month was developed using the Social Ecological model as a framework. The four key components of each month's lesson are:

  • Educator Newsletters
  • Family Newsletters
  • Menu Slicks: Two-sided hand out with an area for school cafeterias to insert their monthly menus. Each slick includes activities and information on the nutrition and health benefits of the month's fruit/vegetable.
  • Press Releases: Two-page press releases intended to help encourage community participation.

    Twelve posters are also available to be ordered to provide a visual display of the monthly produce that is featured.

    The Harvest of the Month Training Corner page includes many materials that can be downloaded and used for training purposes. The Web Links section of the Harvest of the Month Web site has links to many resources that could complement the program.

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