Fruits and Veggies: Why More Matters - DHS 4600

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Department of Human Services

Fruits & Veggies: Why More Matters

Self - Study Module (SSM)

Complete the handout: 'Fruit & Veggie Eater Meter!'



Instructions: Check the reasons why you and your family may not eat fruits and/or vegetables, as much as you should (check as many that apply), then list one possible solution:

  • I don't like how they taste
    • Solution:
  • My Family won't eat them
    • Solution:
  • Cost too much 
    • Solution:
  • I don't know how to cook them 
    • Solution:
  • Too hard to get ready 
    • Solution:
  • Spoil too fast, end up throwing away 
    • Solution:
  • My Family doesn't like to try new things 
    • Solution:
  • Other:
    • Solution:

What was your 'Grand Total' of fruits and vegetables for last week?

Setting your Goal for the next visit:

  1. Write the name and/or draw a picture of the fruit and/or vegetable that you and your family will try before your next visit.
  2. When do you plan on serving this new fruit or vegetable?
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch 
    • Dinner 
    • Snack time

If you have a question or concern, one of our WIC Nutritionists or Nurses would be happy to talk with you-please let us know.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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DHS 4600 (N-12-11) Fruits &?Veggies:?Why More Matters (Self-Study Module)
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