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.
CantaloupeHarvest of the Month
Network for Healthy California.
Newsletters and menu slicks for educators, families, and the community focused on a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Quantity recipes containing cantaloupe from the USDA Mixing Bowl.
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 (2012) (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
Ohio State University Extension.
Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes serving tips and a recipe.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Nutrition Education Tip Sheets (PDF | 1.6 MB)
Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.
Tip sheets provide growing information, nutrition facts, and serving suggestions. Produce included: asparagus, avocado, blueberries, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kiwifruit, mango, peaches, pineapple, red pepper, spinach, and sugar snap peas.
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 (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.
Pick a Better Snack (PABS) Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
Iowa Department of Public Health.
Iowa’s Pick a better snack™ fact sheets provide nutrition facts, uses, varieties, origin, trivia, etc. for over 30 fruits and vegetables.