April Harvest of the Month Tasting Parties: Grapefruit
April 16th, 2018
School all across the district are participating in Harvest of the Month tasting parties. In April we’re celebrating the grapefruit! Scroll to see photos and quotes from our students about their Harvest of the Month experiences. If you’re wondering what Harvest of the Month is, check out UCSD’s Center for Community Health, or the California Department of Public Health websites for more info.
Be sure to take photos and write down student quotes and thoughts each month and we’ll share them here!
VUSD classrooms that participate in Harvest of the Month get free produce from a local supplier. Teachers also receive age-appropriate lesson plans to help introduce their students to the Harvest of the Month. Lesson plans can include videos about growing the produce, worksheets for students to describe the taste, smell, and feel of the produce, and interactive activities, such as taste comparisons or physical activity. Students learn to discern their opinions about a food, rather than deciding simply whether or not it tastes good.