Harvest of the Month (HOTM)
Harvest of the Month features ready-to-go tools and resources that can be used in diverse applications to support healthy eating and daily physical activity. These tools and resources can be used in a variety of settings, including in:
- schools, daycare, and afterschool programs
- retail food stores and farmers' markets
- health clinics
- food banks
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offices
- farm-to-fork programs and other venues for agriculture and nutrition education
- school and community gardens
Harvest of the Month aims to:
- Increase access to fruits and vegetables through school meal programs, farm-to-school programs, classrooms, school gardens, farmers' markets, grocery stores, community gardens, worksites, and other community-based locations.
- Increase consumers' preference for fruits and vegetables.
- Increase consumption of locally grown food items by connecting growers to their communities through farmers' markets, food retail stores, schools, and food banks, among others.
- Increase participation in daily physical activity and an understanding of why it is important to our health.
- Expand familiarity with California grown fruits and vegetables, local farmers, the state's rich agricultural bounty, and how food travels from the farm to our plates.
Harvest of the Month website:
For more information regarding the Harvest of the Month Program, contact
Katharina.Streng@cdph.ca.gov or 916.449.5371.