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Good News . . . . . Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant!

With this funding we are able to offer our elementary students fresh fruits and vegetables for a snack during their school day.  This is in addition to the regular breakfast and lunch programs.

With the help of teachers, school nurses, parents and food service staff the funding will enable us to promote good health, nutrition and physical activity.


Please click on link to see FFV Fun Facts for October...

 

 

Cokeville Elementary Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fun Facts

 

Star Valley Elementary Schools Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fun Facts

 

Cokeville Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Lemon-Pineapple-Mini Carrots-Cherry Tomatoes

 

September 19, 2018

*Subject to changes

Lemons-

A lemon tree can survive more than 100 years.

 

Pineapple-

Pineapple is harvested before it is ripe to allow for storing it.

 

Mini Carrots-

Mini carrots are not peeled, just buffed and polished in a tumble drum.

 

Cherry Tomatoes-

Tomato seedlings have grown in space before.

 

 

 

 

 Cokeville Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Broccoli-Button Mushroom-Papaya-Banana

 

September 26, 2018

*Subject to changes

Broccoli-

Broccoli is extremely good for your health, it has vitamin C, A and K.

 

Button Mushroom-

Mushrooms are made up of 90% water.

 

Papaya-

In some cultures, papaya seeds are used as medicine.

 

Banana-

Rubbing a banana peel on your forehead can help cure a headache.

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Orange-Limes-Kiwi-Cherry Tomatoes-Cucumbers

September 6, 2018

*Subject to changes

Orange-

You would need to eat 7 cups of corn flakes to get the same amount of fiber you get in a medium orange.

 

Limes-

Concentrated lime juice is light yellow in color not green.

 

Kiwi-

Monkeys and deer love to eat Kiwis.

 

Cherry Tomatoes-

Tomato seedlings have grown in space before.

 

Cucumbers-

Cucumbers are a fruit.

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Red grapes-Watermelon-Yellow Squash-Red Pepper

 

September 13, 2018

*Subject to changes

Red Grapes-

If you leave a grape in the sunlight and let it dry it will turn into a raisin!

 

Watermelon-

People have been eating watermelon for almost 5000 years.

 

Yellow Squash-

Squashes are categorized into 2 types, summer and winter.

 

Red Pepper-

A red pepper has 2 times more vitamin C that a green pepper.

 

 

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Fuji Apple-Lemon-Pineapple-Mini Carrots-Pea Shoots

 

September 20, 2018

*Subject to changes

Fuji Apple-

Apples can grow all over the world.

 

Lemons-

A lemon tree can survive more than 100 years.

 

Pineapple-

Pineapple is harvested before it is ripe to allow for storing it.

 

Mini Carrots-

Mini carrots are not peeled, just buffed and polished in a tumble drum.

 

Pea Shoots-

Pea shoots are a great source of vitamin C.

 

 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Papaya-Banana-Brocolli-Button Mushrooms

 

September 27, 2018

*Subject to changes

Papaya-

In some cultures, papaya seeds are used as medicine.

 

Banana-

Rubbing a banana peel on your forehead can help cure a headache.

 

Broccoli-

Broccoli is extremely good for your health, it has vitamin C, A and K.

 

Button Mushroom-

Mushrooms are made up of 90% water.

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program-Star Valley Elementary Schools

Nectarines-Watercress

August 22, 2018

*Subject to changes

Nectarines-

Nectarines are considered a cross between a peach and a plum.

 

Watercress-

Watercress is related to mustard and cabbage family.

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Blood Oranges-Cantaloupe-Grapefruit-Green Peppers-Snow Peas

 

August 24, 2018

*Subject to changes

Blood Oranges-

The skin of a blood orang can be harder to peal than other oranges.

 

Cantaloupe-

Cantaloupe is consider a luxury and commonly given as a gift in Japan.

 

Grapefruit-

A grapefruit is 92% water, eating them can keep you hydrated!

 

Green Peppers-

Bell Peppers are actually considered a fruit.

 

Snow Peas-

Peas are best if grown in late spring.

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Lady Gala Apple-Honey Dew-Pencil Aspargus-Celery

 

August 31, 2018

*Subject to changes

Lady Gala Apples-

Apples are picked at their peak then put into cold storage until the perfect level of ripeness.

 

Honey Dew-

Honey dew is sweet dew to the high content of natural sugar, and the sugar content increases as the fruit ripens.

 

Pencil Aspargus-

It takes 3 years for a asparagus seed to harvest.

 

Celery-

The darker color of stalk the stronger the flavor will be.

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program-Cokeville Elementary

Kiwi-Bartlet Pear-Banana-Zucchini-Jicama-Honey Dew

August 20, 2018

*Subject to changes

Kiwi-

Kiwi contains more vitamin C than an orange.

 

Bartlet Pear-

The Bartlet Pear is the most popular pear in the United States

 

Bananas-

Scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”

 

Zucchini-

The larges Zucchini on record is 69 ½ inches long and weighed 65 lbs!

 

Jicama-

Jicama requires 6-9 months of frost free growth time!

 

Honey Dew-

Honey dew is sweet dew to the high content of natural sugar, and the sugar content increases as the fruit ripens.

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Blood Oranges-Cantaloupe-Strawberries-Green Peppers-Snow Peas-Lady Gala Apples-Celery-Pencil Aspargus

August 29, 2018

*Subject to changes

Blood Oranges-

The skin of a blood orang can be harder to peal than other oranges.

 

 

Cantaloupe-

Cantaloupe is consider a luxury and commonly given as a gift in Japan.

 

Strawberries-

A strawberry flower averages 5-7 petals.

 

Green Peppers-

Bell Peppers are actually considered a fruit.

 

Snow Peas-

Peas are best if grown in late spring.

 

 

Lady Gala Apples-

Apples are picked at their peak then put into cold storage until the perfect level of ripeness.

 

Celery-

The darker color of stalk the stronger the flavor will be.

 

Pencil Aspargus-

It takes 3 years for a asparagus seed to harvest.

 

 

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