Nothing says summer like fresh sliced watermelon! Visit the links below for nutrition education resources on watermelon and other melons.
WatermelonPick 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.
Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Watermelon photos include:
Quantity recipes containing watermelon from the USDA Mixing Bowl.
Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From: Watermelon
University of Illinois Extension. Urban Program Resource Network.
Interactive Web site can be used to teach children about the origin of their food. Includes fun activities, games, and lots of educational animations on different food histories.
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.
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.
Watermelon Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)
Mississippi State University Extension Service.
This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.
Provides a variety of fruit and vegetable clipart images, for free use. Search for a fruit or vegetable to see all associated images.
National Watermelon Promotion Board: Educators Page
National Watermelon Promotion Board.
This site includes lessons, games and activities, healthy eating tips, facts about watermelon, and kids recipes. A separate page for food service professional provides watermelon basics, recipes, carvings, fresh serving ideas and nutrition information.