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Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate

Cover of Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate

Book 1 - English

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash.

The kit includes seven booklets featuring fruits and vegetables with fun activities through the imaginary garden at Tasty Acres Farm! It also has a CD-ROM with supplemental information and a DVD with Cool Puppy Pup's picnic and lunch parties. Each set of lessons contains: hands-on activities, planting activities, and nutrition education activities that introduce MyPlate.

Use the kit to promote learning at home with fun parent/child activities and family-sized recipes that give tips for cooking with children.


All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. If you have difficulty opening any of these files in your Internet browser, please right-click on the link and "save link as."

Ordering: Print copies are only available in English. Child nutrition program operators may request printed copies of this resource, while supplies last.

Illustration of kids picking squash in the garden
Book 2 - Crookneck Squash Row 


illustration of kids picking spinach
Book 3 - Spinach Lane


illustration of children picking sweet potatoes
Book 4 - Sweet Potato Hill
illustration of children picking cantaloupe
Book 5 - Cantaloupe Corner


illustration of children picking peaches off the tree
Book 6 - Peach Tree Orchard 


illustration of children picking strawberries
Book 7 - The Strawberry Patch


Page updated: April 22, 2022