EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

These materials were created and approved as an extension to the Harvest of the Month tool kit developed by the Network for a Healthy California.  The Harvest of the Month (HOTM) Program provides materials and resources to support healthy food choices through increased access and consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as encourage daily physical activity.

For more information on the HOTM program, please click here to visit the CDPH website.

To see a current list of the resources offered below in please click here.


HOTM Rotation for School Year 2007-2012



HOTM Rotation for School Year 2012-2013

Story Book List Word

Fall

  September

  October

  November

 

Apples

Winter Squash/Pumpkin

Persimmons

Winter

  December

  January

  February

 

Beets

Citrus/Oranges

Dry Beans

Spring

  March

  April

  May

 

Peas

Cucumbers

Strawberries

Summer

  June

  July

  August

 

Grapes

Peppers

Stone Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harvest of the Month Workbooks

The files are available in Microsoft Publisher (version 2010) to allow users to add logos.

  LINK TO PDFs for ALL WORKBOOKS
 

Cycle

Prekindergarten

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th grade

6th Grade

Rotation for School Year 2012-2013

Color 
PDF / Publisher
Color 
PDF / Publisher
Color 
PDF / Publisher
Color 
PDF / Publisher
Color 
PDF / Publisher

Color 
PDF / Publisher
 
Color 
PDF/ Publisher
Color
PDF / Publisher

** Please note that some of the graphics throughout the workbooks may appear to be slightly distorted, or may have small, faint lines around the edges. This was caused during the compression process, which was necessary to allow for individuals to download the PDF and Publisher files.  Fortunately, these minor variations will not occur during the professional printing of the workbooks.

 

Harvest of the Month Teacher Guides 2012-2013

Teacher guides will be created on a monthly basis for each grade. The guide includes ideas for extension activities, additional resources, and an explanation of how to use the workbooks. The teacher guides are best utilized when sent electronically; there are several hyperlinks which teachers can simply click-through on their computer. Sending the teacher guides electronically will also save printing costs and allow for wider distribution.

Cycle

Prekindergarten

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th grade

6th Grade

Introduction

PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
September PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
October PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
November PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
December PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
January PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
February PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
March PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
April                
May                
June                

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

2012-2013 TASTING TRIOS

September - Apples
October - Winter Squash/Pumpkin
November - Persimmons
December - Beets
January - Citrus/Oranges
February - Dry Beans
March - Peas
April - Cucumbers
May - Strawberries
June - Grapes
July - Peppers
August - Stone Fruit

Tasting Trio Teacher Recipe Booklet- All HOTM produce

Tasting Trios Teacher Recipe Booklet

Tasting Trios Recipe Boxes

Tasting Trios Family Recipe Booklet

 

 

"EAT YOUR BOOKS"

Golden Delicious - Cinderella

We Gather Together

Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail (Persimmons)

Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco (Roots and Tubers)

An Orange in January

June 29, 1999 (various vegetables)

A Bad Case of Stripes (beans/legumes, influences on food preferences)

The Mighty Asparagus (asparagus, how to pick asparagus)

The Perfect Orange

It's a Fruit, It's a Vegetable, It's a Pumpkin

Groundhogs Garden

Come Eat with Us

Surprising Beans
 

 

CA Health Education Content Standard Lessons

Essential Concepts

Analyzing Influences
 

 

Storybooks - Seasonal Activities

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer
 

 

Pre-K Material Instructions

Big Books Intentionality and Ordering Information

How to Assemble Accordion Books
 


HOTM Essay Contest (grades 4 and 5)

Description/Contest Form

Score Card

Certificate

Judge Recruitment Flyer


Overhead
(By Nutrient Name)
 
Vitamin A
Word file pg 1/Word file pg 2/PDF Word file pg 1/Word file pg 2/PDF
Vitamin B6
  Grades 2-6
Iron
PDF PDF
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Manganese
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Vitamin B
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Fiber
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Potassium
Vitamin A
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Vitamin C
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Vitamin E
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Calcium
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Phytochemicals
Grades K-1 Grades 2-6
Antioxidants
Carbohydrate
Fats
Protein
Water

 

Nutrient Cards
Use these cards to help explain the benefits of vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables.
 

Reader's Theater

The Snakintrap Family Adventure


 

HOTM Physical Activity Promotions
Use the following activities as they are or with different fruits and vegetables!

Grab the Apple
PDF/Publisher
Pumpkin Tag Supermarket Face Off Add a Move Memory Game Playground Hula Ball
Playground Kick Bee Veggie Head Race Relay Race for Kids Mixed Greens Toss Up

 


When possible, documents are available in either Microsoft Word or Publisher format to allow the user to change information to fit their program.  In addition, some documents are available in Adobe PDF format to allow the user to see what a document looks like in the event they don't have the required software to view it (If you can't view Adobe PDF click here for free Download Adobe Reader here Adobe Reader software)

Principal funding for this website is from the USDA Food Stamp Program through the Network for a Healthy California, which is an initiative of the California Department of Public Health.  These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers.  The Food Stamp program provides nutrition assistance to people with limited incomes that can help them buy nutritious foods for a better diet.  For more information call 1-888-328-3483 or contact your local food stamp office.

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