In this lesson SNAP-Ed Nutritionist, Wanda, will show you how to identify fruits of a variety of colors, identify the health benefits of fruits, and recognize that fruits are a healthy snack! Join in for a “Spin the Wheel” game to get you active and practice thinking of fruit of different colors.
Why have fruit for a snack?
Here are some of the phrases we hear to encourage snacking on fruit:
These are all correct!
Fruit also gives you energy, and when you have energy, you can run and play longer and do all the other things you like to do.
Fruit comes in all sorts of colors–it’s the part you eat that matters. A banana is a great example. It is yellow on the outside, but for our bodies it is not yellow fruit. It is a white fruit because we eat the white part.
Blue or purple fruits
Fruit comes in all different colors. What do these colors remind you of? Yes, a rainbow!
We should be eating from all the colors in this fruit rainbow because each color helps our bodies in a different way.
The rainbow of fruit can come in different forms including fresh fruit, frozen fruit with no sugar added, dried fruit with no sugar added, and fruit canned in 100 fruit juice.
Eating from the fruit rainbow is the best way to stay healthy. The next time you feel like a snack, grab some fruit from the fruit group!