Fruit is an important part of a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Healthier Generation and our friends at That's it. want to help you put your best fruit forward. Our colorful quiz, budget-friendly buyer's guide, and easy-to-use resources will help you and your family discover and enjoy fruit all year round.

Quiz: Meet Your New BFF (Best Fruit Forever)!

Eating a variety of fruits supports a healthy body and mind. Are you ready to try something new? Answer five quick questions and we’ll match you to a new BFF. Or download a PDF for printing.

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Fruit-Forward Buyer's Guide

Simple shopping tips to help you choose the best options for your family, routine, and budget.

Fresh fruit offers incredible taste and variety throughout the year.

  • For best flavor and lowest cost, follow the seasons: eat berries in the summer, apples in fall, citrus in the winter.
  • Apples and oranges have the best staying power. Keep them in the refrigerator and they’ll stay fresh for weeks.
  • For fruits that don’t last long, freeze whatever you won’t eat right away. Larger fruit, like bananas, can be cut into chunks first and then frozen.

Frozen fruit provides easy, year-round options with minimal prep.

  • Stock up on different varieties when they’re on sale. Then just thaw in the fridge overnight, or pop frozen fruit directly into the blender for a smoothie.
  • When the weather is hot, keep kids cool with a snack of frozen grapes or berries (making sure the pieces are small enough to avoid choking hazards), or freeze smoothies to make popsicles.

Fruit bars and dried fruit are perfect for convenient and healthy snacks on the go.

  • Fruit bars and dried fruit can be ordered online when you want to stock up. When possible, try to avoid those with juices, purees, concentrates, or added sugars.
  • Go beyond raisins! Expand your horizons with mango, strawberries, or fig.
  • Fruit bars and dried fruit are shelf-stable and easily portable, making them one of the most convenient ways to consume fruit.
  • Allergen-free options make safe school snacks.

Canned fruit has amazing lasting power and requires no refrigeration.

  • Canned fruit remains shelf stable for years, so consider buying extra when your favorite variety is on sale.
  • To avoid added sugar, look for fruit packed in water or 100% juice rather than syrup.
  • Try adding canned fruit to plain yogurt for a refreshing and filling breakfast.


WATCH: Exploring Food Using Our Senses

Kids use their five senses to explore food in this fun lesson from That’s it.

Simple Tips to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Help everyone in your family to eat at least 5 servings of fruits & veggies every day.

That's it.

Learn more about That’s it. and explore resources like their Smart Apple academy video series for kids.

Health Benefits of Gardening

Growing your own fruits and vegetables can be a great way to get kids interested in trying new things.

Growing an Indoor Garden

No outdoor space? Give indoor gardening a try.

WATCH: Where Our Food Comes From

Food explorers learn how fruits and vegetables grow in this video from That’s it.

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