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Nutrition education and obesity prevention branch (NEOPB)

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
  • worksites
  • 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: 

Harvest of the Month website:

For more information regarding the Harvest of the Month Program, contact or 916.449.5371.

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