Objective: Teach clients easy ways to serve and eat more fruits
and vegetables for snacks.
Pick a Better Snack was developed in Iowa,
and, with their permission, we have adapted it for use in Kansas.
Focus groups were completed with low income families. Focus group
participants said that one reason they don’t eat more fruits and vegetables is
that it takes too long to prepare them. They also indicated that
the easiest way to add fruits and vegetables would be for snacks.
We’re encouraging people to look for ways to add fruits
and vegetables to their snacks.
USDA Food Stamp Nutrition Education and the United Methodist
Health Ministry Fund have provided funding for this campaign.
Occasion: Any time of the year - fresh fruits and
vegetables when they are in season, canned, frozen and dried.
Audience: SRS offices, WIC clinics, Voucher pick-up,
young families, adults and youth.