Cantaloupe and other melons are gourds, in the same family as squashes and pumpkins, but you'd never guess it from their sweet and juicy flavor. Browse the nutrition education resources below specific to cantaloupe and other melons.
USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.
Quantity recipes containing cantaloupe from the HMRS Recipe Finder database.
Fruits for Health Series: Melons
University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
This two page fact sheet includes facts about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation of melons. Also contains two recipes with nutrition facts.
Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Set of 30 fruit and vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, and where first cultivated. Available in black & white and color.
Reasons for the Seasons: Melons (PDF | 195KB)
University of California Cooperative Extension.
Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
This high-quality photo of cantaloupe could be used as part of a display or flyer. From the Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery.
Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Melons (PDF | 128 KB)
Ohio State University Extension.
Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes serving tips and a recipe.
Cantaloupe: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy (PDF | 238KB)
University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Defines cantaloupe, and reviews methods of selection, storage and preserving. Also includes tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.
Cantaloupe Fact Sheet (PDF | 455 KB)
New Jersey Team Nutrition Project.
This resource contains fun facts, recipes and marketing tips for school food service. Part of the Quick Steps to Fruits and Vegetables Galore, and Dairy Too! training program.
Cantaloupe (PDF | 455KB)
California Cantaloupe Advisory Board. California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
Fact sheet gives history and production information of the cantaloupe, nutritional value, and benefits. Information for educators include lesson ideas, fun facts, and a short lesson plan.
What Fruits & Vegetables are in Season?
Produce for Better Health Foundation. Fruits and Veggies More Matters.
Discover what fruits and vegetables are available in each season of the year.