- Have youth pair up with a partner.
- Ask that they discuss their favorite fruit or vegetable.
- Utilize youths’ or the sites’ technology to research a "fun fact" about their partner’s favorite fruit or vegetable.
- Discuss the fun fact with partners, then share out to the group.
Example Fun Fact: “Did you know that the mango is a distant relative to the cashew and pistachio?”
Use these fun facts as an ice breaker that goes along with various units in a nutrition education curriculum (such as units on specific food groups), to research new foods on the snack or meal menu (and get youth excited about seeing them!), as announcements or as tips on a parent bulletin board or newsletter. They are great ways to get youth talking about and thinking about food in a fun way that also provides them with a nugget of information to get them excited and wanting to learn more!