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Fruit and Vegetable Bar Guide

Fruit and vegetable bars have the potential to improve nutrition and increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables and legumes and assist schools in meeting the new meal pattern requirements set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act. In addition, fruit and vegetable bars may lower plate waste in school food service programs, increase participation, and are a great way to introduce the Farm to School initiative in the school meals. Utilize this guide as a resource when implementing fruit and vegetable bars in your district.

Fruit and Vegetable Bar Guide

Vary Your Veggies Poster
This resource provides pictures of vegetables that are commonly served in school meals.  The vegetables are separated into the following sub-groups: dark green, red/orange, dried beans/peas, starchy, and other.

Vary Your Veggies Poster

Fruit and Vegetable Portion Poster
This resource provides pictures of different portions of fruits and vegetables that are commonly served in school meals.  This provides a visual estimation of fruits and vegetables that students may portion themselves.

Fruit and Vegtable Portion Poster

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 30, 2015 at 3:49pm.