Fruits have vitamins and minerals that help keep us healthy
Choose a variety of colors— orange, yellow, red, green, blue, and purple. Let your kids be “produce-pickers.” Help them pick fruits at the store or go to your local farmers’ market to expose them to new fruits. Find a farmers’ market near you at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-grownand-fresher. Fruit is fantastic fresh (and less expensive in season), but canned in 100% fruit juice, frozen with no added sugar, or dried is also a good choice.
Help your child eat a variety of fruits
- Make a smiley face with sliced bananas for eyes, raisins for a nose, and an orange slice for a mouth.
- Top off a bowl of cereal with berries.
- Carry an apple or orange with you for an on-the-go snack.
- Serve 100% fruit juice instead of sugary drinks.
- Keep washed fruit in an easy-to-reach bowl for snacking. Children love to get involved in the kitchen. Make this recipe together.
Children love to get involved in the kitchen
Make this Berry Yogurt Crunch recipe together.