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                                       Promoting fruits and vegetables for better health in New Hampshire


A growing number of                    Spanish Resources
Spanish resources are                  Are you looking for Spanish 5 A Day
available across the                   materials for your program? A grow-
nation and in New                      ing number of Spanish resources are
Hampshire. Here's a                    available across the nation and in
great place to start.
                                       New Hampshire. Here’s a great place
                                       to start.
                                       5 Al Día, a Centers for Disease Control
                                       and Prevention (CDC) website, is filled
                                       with recipes and nutrition information.
                                                                                              Time to Renew!
                                       http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/5AlDia/                NH 5 A Day News
                                       Produce for Better Health Foundation                   Goes Electronic!
                                       sells Spanish 5 A Day brochures,                      It’s time to renew your subscription.
                                       posters, and games.                                   Please note – NH 5 A Day News is now
                                       http://www.shop5aday.com/acatalog/                    available electronically (as a PDF
                                       MiPirámida is the newest addition to                  file). Be sure to complete the enclosed
                                       the USDA’s MyPyramid materials.                       insert, Time to Renew!, and fax (603-
                                       http://www.mypyramid.gov/sp-                          271-4160) or mail it to: NH 5 A Day
                                       index.html                                            Program, Department of Health and
                                                                                             Human Services, 29 Hazen Drive,
                                       Florida Department of Health has                      Concord NH 03301.
Winter 2006                            developed “Give Me 5 A Day,” a book
                                       and music CD for preschoolers. The
                                       book comes in Spanish and English.                     Obesity Assessment
Inside                                 http://www.doh.state.fl.us/family/wic/                 Report Now Available
Ready-to-copy Handout                  Documents/Five_A_Day/Give_me_5_a
                                                                                             During the summer of 2005, the NH
for Kids .........................2    _day_CD.html
                                                                                             Department of Health and Human
Recipe: Power Gold                     New Hampshire 5 A Day Program                         Services conducted a statewide
Smoothie ......................2       offers a limited number of Spanish                    obesity prevention and control
                                       brochures and posters for New                         assessment to identify the need and
Library News ................3         Hampshire health educators and                        interest in developing a Comprehen-
More Carrot Trivia........3            providers. Call 271-4830 for a supply.                sive Statewide Obesity Prevention
                                       The Lending Library (see contact info                 and Control Plan (OPCP).
Recipe: Crunchy                        on page 3) loans out these items:
Stir Fry ..........................3                                                         An OPCP will help develop a state-
                                           Kids Get Cookin’, cookbook                        wide strategy and course of action to
Order Form...................3             5 A Day Bingo, an educational game                address the implications of over-
                                           in Spanish and English                            weight and obese individuals as well
Carrot Trivia Answers .4
                                          5 A Day and Physical Activity Toolbox              as help develop a comprehensive list
Recipe: Gingered                          for Community Educators from the                   of statewide obesity prevention
Carrots..........................4        California Latino 5 A Day Campaign a               efforts and resources. For an
                                          kit that includes a 20-min Spanish                 electronic or hard copy of the report
Purple Carrots:
Returning to Their                        novella video, a CD (English/Spanish               (limited supply available of hard
Roots.............................4       songs), deck of 5 A Day English/                   copy), contact Stacey Smith at
                                          Spanish cards, handouts, 14 lessons                slsmith@dhhs.state.nh.us or
Time to Renew! ...Insert                                                                     603-271-6887.
                                          and more!

NH DHHS         5 A Day Program        603-271-4830   www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/   5aday@dhhs.state.nh.us   NH 5 A Day News   Winter 2006   Page 1 of 4
                            Inspector Produce                                                         Carrot Trivia
                                                                                                      Look for your answers
                            Pat is back! Inspector Pat Produce, PI                                    online. Search for
                            needs your help again. This case is all                                   carrot trivia.
                            about carrots!
                            Help collect the evidence, find the facts,             1. Carrots belong to the _____ family.
                            run lab tests and form conclusions.                    2. How long have carrots been
                            Write all your answers on this case                       around?
                            study form. Remember to get help                       3. Carrots are what part of the plant?
                            from an adult with the lab tests.                      4. What colors were the first carrots?
                                                                                   5. Of all the vegetables, carrots have
                                                                                      the highest vitamin ___ level.
Case Number: CRT-1                                                                 6. When were baby carrots first sold?
Subject: Carrots
Collect the Evidence: At your grocery store, buy fresh and
                                                                                   Are They
canned carrots.                                                                    Really Babies?
FYI: 1 medium carrot or 6 baby carrots is about ½ cup.                             Baby carrots were once longer carrots
Find the Facts: Write your answers in the boxes below.                             that have been peeled and trimmed.
   Record the prices                                                               True baby carrots look like miniature
   How many cups are in each bag or can?                                           carrots.
   What is the cost per cup?
Fresh:                                     Canned:                                 Power Gold
$_____ per bag                             $_____ per can
                                                                                   Smoothie
                                                                                   Makes 4 (10-ounce) servings
                                                                                   Recipe from http://5aday.com/
_____ cups per bag                         _____ cups per can
                                                                                   2 cups chopped or grated carrots
$_____ per cup of carrots         $_____ per cup of carrots                        1½ cups pineapple juice
Laboratory Research: With the help of your teacher or a                            3 tablespoons honey
parent, rinse, peel and slice the fresh carrots. Put half of both                  3-4 ice cubes
types of carrots in separate bowls for tasting. Steam both                         ½ cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
types of carrots separately in the microwave or on the stove.                          Put carrots in blender and on high.
Wearing a blindfold, taste and rate the carrots: Yum!, OK, or                          Through lid, slowly drizzle in 2 to 3
No Thanks. Write here.                                                                 tablespoons of the pineapple juice.
                                                                                       Purée until smooth.
Raw                                        Out of the can                              Slowly add honey and remaining
                                                                                       juice. Blend until smooth and
Steamed                                    Steamed
                                                                                       frothy.
Form Your Conclusions:                                                                 With blender on high, add ice
   Which one is the best                                                               cubes. Blend until smooth.
   price per cup?                                                                      Stop blender. Add yogurt. Return
   Which tastes the best?                                                              lid and blend until mixed.
                                                                                       Serve in chilled glasses
    Which one would you
                                                                                      Chef's Note: For a smoother texture,
    buy next time? Why?
                                                                                   first microwave the grated carrot with
Interview the cooks in your house. Ask them:
                                                                                   1 tablespoon water in a covered dish
   What kind do you                                                                on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
   use for snacking?
                                                                                   Nutrients per serving: 180 calories, 0
   What kind do you                                                                grams fat, 3 grams protein, 43 grams
   use for cooking?                                                                carbohydrate, 0 milligrams
                                                                                   cholesterol, 2 grams dietary fiber.


NH DHHS   5 A Day Program   603-271-4830    www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/   5aday@dhhs.state.nh.us   NH 5 A Day News   Winter 2006   Page 2 of 4
Library News                                                                                              Order Form
Color Way Creative Pockets Kit just got better! They already had                       = Recently revised or new item
an apron, 7 nutrition lesson plans/cards, 8 ready-to-copy
                                                                                  Ready-to-Copy Materials
masters, and 116 English/Spanish produce flashcards. Now,
six Nutrition, Fitness and Play teaching cards have been added                           Activity Sheets for Kids of All Ages
to the kit! Each of the new teaching cards focuses on fruits,                            5 A Day Quiz
vegetables, and physical activity and includes:
    One activity for 2-4 year olds and another for 4-7 year olds                         Get Fit With 5 Bingo (“ice-breaker”
    Home Idea – a recipe tip and action verse that can be sent                           educational activity with Bingo card)
    home for parents and children to enjoy                                               How many fruits and vegetables do
    Action Verse – a fun rhyme or verse with                                             adults (boys, girls) need?
    actions that can be done at home and/or
    in the classroom                                                                     Knock! Knock! Bookmarks (60 jokes)
    Materials list and safety tip                                                        What does a tennis ball have to do
The cards include nutrition information for                                              with fruits and vegetables?
teachers plus 5 fun lessons. A DVD for educators is also                          Programming Ideas
available. LEVEL: Pre-K to grade 2.
   To borrow materials, call 271-0562 or 271-7060 or email                               Creative Ways to Add 5 A Day to
cfirman@dhhs.state.nh.us or jmverdon@dhhs.state.nh.us                                    Your Wellness Events
                                                                                         5 A Day Across the Curriculum

More Carrot Trivia                                                                       5 A Day at the Preschool
   Ladies of the English court considered carrot tops a                                  5 A Day at the Worksite
   fashion statement. The lacy green foliage provided an
                                                                                         5 A Day Book List
   attractive hair ornament or an adornment on their hats.
   Storing carrots in the refrigerator will preserve their                                     5 A Day Lending Library
   flavor, texture, and beta-carotene content. Do not store                              It’s an election year . . . run a
   them with fruits. Fruits produce ethylene gas as they                                 produce campaign! (educational
   ripen. This gas will decrease the storage life of the carrots                         activity with ready-to-copy ballot)
   (and other vegetables). That is why it is best to store fruits
                                                                                         PBH Official 5 A Day Catalog
   and vegetables separately.
   Although carrots lose some of their vitamins when peeled,                                   Resources for Promoting 5 A Day
   dishes made with peeled carrots taste fresher and better.                      Fax (271-4160) or mail this form to:
                                                                                  NH 5 A Day for Better Health Program,
                                                                                  29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301

                                                                                         Please add me to the NH 5 A Day
Crunchy Stir Fry                                                                         News mailing list.
Makes 4 servings
                                                                                  Name ...............................................................................
Recipe from http://www.cdc.gov/5aday
½ cup onion, sliced vertically                                                    Title..................................................................................
1 cup carrots (2 medium), thinly sliced
                                                                                  Agency/School..................................................................
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed                                                   Address ............................................................................
1 cup fresh or frozen Chinese pea pods
1 tablespoon water                                                                Town, State .....................................................................
1 golden delicious apple, cored and thinly sliced
                                                                                  Zip ....................................................................................
Stir-fry onion, carrots and basil in oil in non-stick skillet until
carrots are tender. Stir in pea pods and water. Stir-fry 2                        Phone ...............................................................................
minutes. Remove from heat; stir in apples, Serve hot.
Nutrients per serving: 74 calories, 2 grams fat 2g, 27% calories                         Please e-mail me the materials at:
from fat, 2 grams protein, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 12 grams                     E-mail .............................................................................
carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 12 milligrams sodium.

NH DHHS   5 A Day Program   603-271-4830   www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/   5aday@dhhs.state.nh.us           NH 5 A Day News                 Winter 2006            Page 3 of 4
5 A Day for Better Health
is a national campaign
to increase Americans’
                                8269
consumption of fruits and
vegetables to promote
                                NH Department of Health and Human Services
good health and reduce          Division of Public Health Services
the risk of some cancers        Nutrition and Health Promotion
and other chronic               5 A Day for Better Health Program
diseases. The national          29 Hazen Drive
partnership includes:           Concord, NH 03301-6504
•   American Cancer Society
•   American Diabetes Assoc
•   American Heart Assoc
•   California Department of
    Health Services
•   Centers for Disease
    Control and Prevention
•   Council of 5 A Day
    Coordinators
•   National Alliance for
    Nutrition and Activity
•   National Cancer Institute
•   Produce for Better Health
    Foundation
•   Produce Marketing
    Association
•   United Fresh Fruit and

•
    Vegetable Association
    US Department of
                                 Gingered Carrots
    Agriculture                  From http://www.cdc.gov/5aday/            Serves 4
NH 5 A Day News is               1 pound carrots                     ¼ teaspoon cumin
issued by the New                1 tablespoon margarine              A pinch of salt
Hampshire 5 A Day for
Better Health Program            2 tablespoons brown sugar           1 teaspoon white pepper
(603-271-4830) three             ½ cup apple juice
times a year.
                                 1 tablespoon fresh ginger or ½ tablespoon dried ginger
                                     Cook carrots in boiling water for 3 minutes or until tender. Cool.
                                     In a saucepan, melt margarine and sugar until it begins to boil.
                                     Reduce heat, cook for 5 minutes to caramelize.
                                     Add apple juice and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce is reduced to a light syrup.
                                     Add carrots, ginger and cumin. Cook on medium heat until glazed.
                                     Add salt and pepper.
                                 Nutrients per serving: 118 calories, 3 gram fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 22 grams
                                 carbohydrate, 1.4 grams protein, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 4 grams fiber, 179
                                 milligrams sodium, 23% calories from fat, 4% calories from protein, 73% calories
                                 from carbohydrate.

                                 Purple Carrots: Returning to Their Roots
Answers:                         Have you seen purple carrots? If you have, consider yourself a witness to a carrot
Carrot Trivia                    returning to its roots! Carrots originated in Middle Asia 3,000 years ago. At that
1. Carrots belong to the         time, they were white, red, purple, yellow or black. With horticultural help, the
   parsley family.               bitter thin roots became the sweet, fat, orange carrots we recognize today. In the
2. Carrots originated in         17th century, patriotic Dutch growers favored orange – a color on the national flag
   Middle Asia (near
   Afghanistan) 3,000            – and developed orange carrots. Now, horticultural experts are at it again – they
   years ago.                    are bringing back some color varieties of yesteryear including purple. Purple
3. A carrot is the root of       carrots get their color from the phytochemical (fight-o-chemical) group called
   the plant.
                                 anthocyanins, which are known to help maintain a lower risk of some cancers,
4. In early years, they
   were white, red,              urinary tract health, memory function, and healthy aging.
   purple, yellow and
   black.
5. Carrots have more
   vitamin A than any
   other vegetable.
6. Baby carrots were first
   introduced in 1989.



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                               Time to Renew!
              This will be your last issue of NH 5 A Day News . . .
               . . . unless, you complete and return this form.
  Fax (603-271-4160) or mail this form to:                If you want to reply by e-mail:
  NH 5 A Day Program                                      • Be sure to save this document to your hard
  Department of Health and Human Services                      drive first. Otherwise, we will just receive a
  Nutrition and Health Promotion Section                       blank form.
  29 Hazen Drive                                          • Please reply to mfitterman@dhhs.state.nh.us
  Concord, NH 03301-6504


                  For more information, call 603-271-4830 or (in NH only) 800-852-3345, Ext.4830.


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Your answers will help us with program planning.
1. How do you use the information in NH 5 A Day News? (Check all that apply.)
     It keeps me updated on national 5 A Day news.
     It keeps me updated on New Hampshire 5 A Day news.
     I copy the handout on page 2 and give it to _________________________________________________
         We tried the “Inspector Produce” activity (page 2) in our ________________________________________
         I use the recipes.
         I borrow library items described in the newsletter.
         I send in the order form to receive updated 5 A Day materials.
         It helps me plan 5 A Day promotions at my (Circle all that apply.):
         School     Worksite    Community program      Other:_______________________________________

2. Would you be interested in serving on a committee to . . .
     Develop a 1-week fruit and vegetable challenge for schools, worksites and communities? (3-5 meetings)
     Develop a fruit and vegetable PowerPoint presentation for consumer audiences? (2-4 meetings)
     Review newly developed 5 A Day brochures and other materials? (e-mailed to you as needed)

3. We welcome your comments.
________________________________________________________________________________________
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                                             Thank you!
                                       NH 5 A Day News
                                       Promoting fruits and vegetables for better health in New Hampshire


                                                                                             goals. Even with intensive nutrition
Perhaps the most                       Are Fruits and Veggies                                classes, the changes they made were
significant finding was
that the study group did
                                       Really Good for Us?                                   not enough to make a difference. This
not change their diets                 Some reports about the Women’s Health                 underscores how difficult it is to
enough to meet the                     Initiative Dietary Modification Trial                 change eating behavior.
study goals. Even with                 (WHI), suggest there is no benefit to                 The study did reveal an encouraging
intensive nutrition                    eating a diet rich in vegetables and
classes, the changes
                                                                                             trend. The women with the greatest
                                       fruits. Is that true?                                 reduction in coronary heart disease
they made were not
enough to make a                       How was the study designed? The WHI                   rates were those who ate the most
difference. This                       was an eight-year randomized controlled               fruits and vegetable, or the least
underscores how                        study of nearly 49,000 post-menopausal                saturated fat, or trans fat.
difficult it is to change
                                       women. The intervention group was put                 What’s next? The WHI Extension
eating behavior.
                                       on a low-fat diet rich in grains, fruits,             Study will continue to follow women
                                       and vegetables to see if that would                   from the WHI to measure the long-
                                       reduce their risk for colorectal and                  range effects of their dietary changes.
                                       breast cancers, and cardiovascular
                                       disease. In year one, the group received              For more information, try . . . JAMA,
                                       18 group lessons, led by a certified                  Feb 8, 2006, Vol. 295, No. 6 and
                                       nutritionist with quarterly follow-up                 http://www.whi.org/findings/dm/dm.php
                                       sessions. The control group was given
                                       some diet-related education materials
                                       and told to continue eating as usual.
                                       What were the dietary goals?
                                                                                              New
Spring 2006                                Reduce total fat to 20% of calories                School
                                           Increase daily fruits and vegetables
                                           to five servings (2½ cups)                         Vending
Inside                                     Increase daily grains to six servings              Guidelines
Ready-to-copy Handout                  The diet did not focus on the type of fats            If you are developing a school
for Kids .........................2    to eat, but instead aimed to find out if              nutrition policy, consider getting a
                                       eating less total fats would lead to                  copy of the newly-released
Recipe: Asian Snow
Peas ..............................2
                                       eating less saturated and trans fats.                 Recommended Nutrition Guidelines
                                       What happened? The intervention group                 for Vending and Other Foods Sold at
What’s New? ................3                                                                School. The recommendations apply
                                       did not reach the dietary goals. Fruit
More Pea Trivia ............3          and vegetable intake only increased by                to all foods offered within a school’s
                                       1.1 serving – a little more than 1 cup per            control but outside the federally
Save the Date! Fruit                                                                         regulated child nutrition programs.
                                       day – not enough to make a difference.
and Vegetable Nutrition
                                       Getting 20% of calories from fat is a                 To address childhood obesity, the
Conference in Concord
This Fall ........................3    lofty goal and one that the group was                 guidelines promote foods and
                                       unable to reach. The intervention group               beverages that are high in nutrients
Order Form...................3         reduced total fat calories to 28.8% --                and low in calories.
Pea Trivia Answers......4              versus 37.0% for the control group.                   The guidelines were developed by a
                                       What were the findings?                               subcommittee of the AFHK – New
Recipe: Stir-Fried Rice 4                                                                    Hampshire Healthy Schools
                                       Perhaps the most significant finding
5 A Day Lending                        was that the study group did not change               Coalition. For a copy, contact the
Library...................Insert       their diets enough to meet the study                  5 A Day Program at 271-4830.


NH DHHS         5 A Day Program        603-271-4830   www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/   5aday@dhhs.state.nh.us   NH 5 A Day News   Spring 2006   Page 1 of 4
                            Chef Pat Produce                                                                        Pea
                            Chef Pat Produce is back to show
                            you how easy it is to prepare fresh:                                                  Trivia
                               Green peas
                               Snow peas                                        Look for your answers online. Search
                               Sugar snap peas                                  for “pea trivia.” Also, try visiting
                                                                                www.cdc.gov/5aday/ , then click on
                            Once you learn, you can:                            “Fruit and Vegetable of the Month.”
                               Add them to your favorite recipe
                               Put them in a salad                              1. What fairy tale features a pea?
                               Eat them raw as a snack – either                 2. President Thomas Jefferson grew
                               plain or with a low fat dip                          15 varieties of this vegetable in
                                                                                    his garden. It was his favorite.
                                                                                    Can you name it?
                                                                                3. Green peas are a member of the
                             Green Peas                                             _____ family.
                             (English Peas)
                                 First, rinse the peas.                         Asian
                                 Next, you need to shell the peas.
                                 First, pinch the stem off with                 Snow
                                 your fingernails.                              Peas
                                 Pull the string all the way down
                                                                                Makes 4 servings
                                 the pod. The pod will pop open!
                                                                                Recipe from http://www.cdc.gov/5aday
                                 Push the peas out with your
                                 thumb.                                         1 teaspoon oil (use sesame oil for extra
                                 Rinse all the peas.                              flavor)
                                 Throw away the pods or add                     ½ pound fresh snow peas, trimmed
                                 them to your compost.                          ½ cup diagonally sliced carrots
                                 Eat the peas.                                  ¼ sliced water chestnuts
                                                                                ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
                                                                                1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
                                                                                1 teaspoon cornstarch

                             Snow Peas                                              Add oil to a nonstick skillet and
                                                                                    heat over medium-high heat.
                             (Chinese Pea Pods)                                     Add snow peas and carrots. Sauté
                                 First, rinse the pea pods.                         2 minutes.
                                 Cut the tips from both ends of                     Add water chestnuts and broth.
                                 the pod. You can use kitchen                       Bring to a boil. Cover.
                                 shears.                                            Reduce heat and simmer 5
                                 Eat the peas and the pods.                         minutes or until vegetables are
                                                                                    crisp-tender.
                                                                                    Mix soy sauce and cornstarch, stir
                                                                                    until cornstarch dissolves. Add to
                             Sugar Snap Peas                                        vegetable mixture.
                                 First, rinse the pea pods.                         Cook over medium heat, stirring
                                 Then remove the strings. They                      constantly, until sauce thickens.
                                 run down both sides of the pod.                    Serve immediately.
                                    Start at the bottom tip and
                                    pull the string up the front.               Nutrients per serving: 50 calories, 2
                                    Then snap the stem off.                     gram fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 8
                                    Next pull the string down                   grams carbohydrate, 2 grams protein,
                                    the back of the pod.                        0 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams
                                    Eat the peas and the pods.                  fiber, 65 milligrams sodium, 15%
                                                                                calories from fat.


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What’s New?                                                                                                  Order Form
All three titles can be ordered with the form on this page.                               = Recently revised or new item
5 A Day Across the Curriculum and 5 A Day at the Preschool                           Ready-to-Copy Materials
have been revised to reflect the new Dietary Guidelines and
                                                                                            Activity Sheets for Kids of All Ages
highlight new items in the Lending Library.
5 A Day Catalog The new PBH catalogs are in! Order a hard
                                                                                            Fruit and Veggie Quiz
copy or visit them online at http://www.shop5aday.com/                                      Fruit and Veggie Bingo (“ice-breaker”
5 A Day Lending Library Find out what’s new in the library!                                 educational activity with Bingo card)
Materials can be delivered to your local NH public library.                                 How many fruits and vegetables do
                                                                                            adults/boys/girls need?
More Pea Trivia                                                                             Knock! Knock! Bookmarks (60 jokes)
From http://www.cdc.gov/5aday                                                               What does a tennis ball have to do
   Peas are a good source of low-calorie                                                    with fruits and vegetables?
   protein. About ¾ cup provides 100 calories,
                                                                                     Programming Ideas
   less than one gram of fat, no cholesterol, and more
   protein than a whole egg or tablespoon of peanut butter.                                       Book List (children’s books)
   Snow peas should be shiny and flat with very small                                         Creative Ways to Add Fruits and
   peas. Smaller pods are the sweetest and most tender.                                     Veggies to Your Wellness Events
   Sugar snap peas should be bright green, plump, and                                             5 A Day Across the Curriculum
   firm.                                                                                          5 A Day at the Preschool
   It is best to serve fresh shelled peas the same day you                                        5 A Day at the Worksite
   buy them. Fresh peas should be refrigerated. Half of
                                                                                                  5 A Day Lending Library
   their sugar content will turn to starch within six hours
   if kept at room tempurature. Refrigeration also                                          It’s an election year . . . run a
   maintains texture and nutrients.                                                         produce campaign! (educational
                                                                                            activity with ready-to-copy ballot)
   Refrigerate fresh peas in a perforated plastic bag.
                                                                                                  PBH Official 5 A Day Catalog
   Do not wash peas before you store them. Wait until you
   are ready to shell the peas, then rinse them.                                            Resources for Promoting 5 A Day
                                                                                     Fax (271-4160) or mail this form to:
                                                                                     NH 5 A Day for Better Health Program,
                                                                                     29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
                              Save the Date!
                    NH State Nutrition Action Plan Committee
                       Community Action Agencies-TEFAP
                  NH Department of Health and Human Services                         Please add me to the NH 5 A Day News
                          NH Department of Education                                 mailing list. Send me:
   North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center
                          UNH Cooperative Extension                                            Electronic copy                              Hard copy
                                 invite you to a

    Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Conference                                         Name ...............................................................................

                             Color Your Way                                          Title..................................................................................

                                   to a                                              Agency/School..................................................................


                              Healthier Life                                         Address ............................................................................

                                                                                     Town, State .....................................................................
              Monday, October 16, 2006
             Grappone Conference Center                                              Zip ....................................................................................

                    Concord, NH                                                      Phone ...............................................................................
                  Look for flyer in September.
    For more info: 800-942-4321 or 5aday@dhhs.state.nh.us                                       Please e-mail the materials to me at:
      CEUs will be available for a variety of professionals.                              E-mail ........................................................................



NH DHHS   5 A Day Program   603-271-4830   www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/      5aday@dhhs.state.nh.us           NH 5 A Day News                 Spring 2006           Page 3 of 4
5 A Day for Better Health
is a national campaign
to increase Americans’
                                8269
consumption of fruits and
vegetables to promote
                                NH Department of Health and Human Services
good health and reduce          Division of Public Health Services
the risk of some cancers        Nutrition and Health Promotion
and other chronic               5 A Day for Better Health Program
diseases. The national          29 Hazen Drive
partnership includes:           Concord, NH 03301-6504
•   American Cancer Society
•   American Diabetes Assoc
•   American Heart Assoc
•   California Department of
    Health Services
•   Centers for Disease
    Control and Prevention
•   Council of 5 A Day
    Coordinators
•   National Alliance for
    Nutrition and Activity
•   National Cancer Institute
•   Produce for Better Health
    Foundation
•   Produce Marketing
    Association
•   United Fresh Fruit and
    Vegetable Association
•   US Department of
    Agriculture

NH 5 A Day News is
issued by the New
Hampshire 5 A Day for           Stir-Fried Rice
Better Health Program
(603-271-4830) three            Makes 6 side-dish servings
times a year.                   Recipe from http://cdc.gov/5aday
                                 1 cup rice (white or brown)                    ½ cup carrot chopped into small pieces
                                 1 cup chicken broth                            ½ cup frozen peas
                                 ½ cup egg substitute                           8-ounce can of sliced water chestnuts,
                                 ½ teaspoon mustard powder                        drained
                                 2 cloves garlic                                1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
                                 1 teaspoon shredded fresh ginger
                                     Cook rice as directed but substitute 1 cup chicken broth for 1 cup water. Let
                                     rice cool to room temperature or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
                                     In a small bowl mix together egg substitute and dry mustard until blended.
                                     Lightly coat a large skillet or wok with nonstick vegetable spray. Heat skillet
                                     over medium heat and add egg mixture. Cook the egg mixture without stirring
                                     until it begins to set. Stir and cook until the egg bits are small and crumbly.
                                     Remove and set aside.
                                     Slightly heat the skillet, then spray it with nonstick spray. Add garlic and
                                     ginger. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute.
                                     Add the carrots and peas. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes until vegetables
                                     are tender.
Answers:
                                     Stir in cooked rice, scrambled eggs bits, and water chestnuts. Cook and stir
Pea Trivia
                                     until heated through, about 3 minutes.
1. The Princess and the
   Pea.                              Add soy sauce. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
2. The English pea was
   Thomas Jefferson’s              Optional ingredients are not included in the dietary analysis.
   favorite vegetable.
                                  Nutrients per serving: 97 calories, 1.2 gram fat, 0.2 grams saturated fat, 16 grams
3. Green peas are a
   member of the legume          carbohydrate, 6 grams protein, 0.2 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams dietary fiber,
   family.                       391 milligrams sodium, 11% calories from fat.



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       5 A Day Lending Library
              A resource to enhance your fruit and vegetable programming
                                                                               Kids . . . Get Cookin’! (English and Spanish)
Plan Ahead                                                                     Try the 20+ kid-friendly fruit and vegetable
Be sure to have what you need                                                  recipes. LEVEL: Middle school.
when you need it. Reserve materials
as far in advance as possible.                                                 Meeting Well: A Tool for Planning Health
Materials can now be delivered to                                              Meetings and Events Learn why and how to
your local NH public library.                                                  plan healthy meetings or themed events –
800-852-3345, Ext. 0562 or 7060                                                including the “Menu Maker” tool. LEVEL: Adult.
603-271-0562 or 603-271-7060                                                   Monograph: 5 A Day for Better Health
cfirman@dhhs.state.nh.us                                                       Program Profiles media use, social marketing,
jmverdon@dhhs.state.nh.us                                                      community interventions, coalition building and
                                                                               program support. LEVEL: Professional.
For the complete audiovisual and print collection lists, go to
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/DPHS/lending-library.htm                             State of the Plate 2005 An in-depth
                                                                               analysis of produce intake and consumer
                                                                               motivations. LEVEL: Professional
Print Collection                                                               Teach ’em 5 A Day: 5 A Day Tool Kit Activity
   = New or Revised Item                                                       driven curriculum with worksheets, definitions
                                                                               and “Instant Expert section. LEVEL: Grades K-2.
Arizona 5 A Day for Better Health Fruit and Vegetable Activity                 Trends in the United States: Consumer
Book for Child Care Programs Activities, recipes, teacher fact                 Attitudes & the Supermarket, 2002 Includes
sheets, student activity sheets. LEVEL: Pre-K to elementary.                   consumer outlook, consumer view of the
                                                                               supermarket, shopping habits, meal solutions,
Celebrate! Healthy Entertaining for Any Occasion Plan healthy                  nutrition, and food safety. 100 pages.
themed events – recipes included. LEVEL: Adult.                                Paperback. LEVEL: Professional.
   The Color Code: A Revolutionary Eating Plan for Optimum                     Vegetable Magic Stories, gardening, games
Health Learn how eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables            and more. LEVEL: Pre-K and K.
every day can help prevent common age-related illness. Includes meal
plans and 75 recipes. LEVEL: High school to adult.                               Volumetrics Weight Control Plan: Feel Full
                                                                               on Fewer Calories by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D.
  Dr. Richter’s Fresh Produce Guide Learn about 300 produce  +
                                                                               and Robert A. Barnett Points the way to a
varieties. Includes photos, nutrition, selection, preparation, handling        sensible strategy of controlling calories by
and cooking tips. 84 pages. Spiral bound. LEVEL: High school to adult.         eating filling, low-energy-dense foods, like fruits
Eat the Alphabet A colorful A to Z tour of produce with glossary and           and vegetables. Features dozens of recipes
pronunciation guide. 40 pages. Paperback. LEVEL: Pre-K to grade 2.             and menu suggestions. 336 pages. Paperback.
                                                                               LEVEL: High school to adult.
  5 A Day Quantity Recipe Cookbook Forty recipes (for 25, 50 or
100 servings) for use at schools, worksites etc. LEVEL: Adult.                    The Volumetrics Eating Plan: Techniques
                                                                               and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer
  5 A Day Works! 5 A Day success stories. LEVEL: Professional.                 Calories by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D. Everyone
  Got Dirt?: A 5 A Day Garden Toolkit for Implementing                         can enjoy tasty and satisfying meals that will
Community Childcare and School Gardens With how-to details,                    help maintain their weight or lose those extra
success stories, and resources. Spiralbound. LEVEL: Professional.              pounds, while learning the pleasures of cooking
                                                                               the Volumetrics way. 336 pages. LEVEL: High
Growing Vegetable Soup A father and child share the joys of                    school to adult.
growing vegetables and cooking a delicious vegetable soup. Includes
recipe. 30 pages. Paperback. LEVEL: Ages 4-8.                                  Watch the Colors Grow Vibrant photography
                                                                               captures attention as little ones listen to story
The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables: A Scientific                     about the colors of produce. 10 pages with flip-
Overview for Health Professionals 1999-2001 literature review.                 up windows. Paperback. LEVEL: Toddlers.
LEVEL: Professional.

   A Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
                                                                                   Audiovisual Collection begins on page 2
Includes 100+ pages of recipes. LEVEL: Adult.


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                                                       5 A Day Live! Musical Performance Kit and Cassette Based on an
Audiovisual Collection                                 evening news broadcast, contains scripts, choreography, costume and
                                                       scenery ideas, lyrics, sheet music, audiocassette . LEVEL: Grades K-6.
  = New or Revised Item
                                                       5 A Day Rap & Jammin’ 5 A Day Songs Ten songs on two
                                                       audiocassettes with printed lyrics. LEVEL: Kids of all ages.
  Add Color to Your Palette: School
Foodservice Guide Series LEVEL:                        Fresh from the Family Farm This video follows 7-year-old Nick as he
Foodservice professionals.                             visits a family farm and solves the mystery of growing fruits and
   Successful Implementation Models for                vegetables. 30 minutes. LEVEL: Elementary to Junior High.
   Increased Fruit and Vegetable
                                                       Fruit and Vegetable Fanfare Interactive flip-panel book and 15 cards
   Consumption Foodservice, promotion,
                                                       for games – solitaire or groups. LEVEL: All.
   and education models. 60 pg, spiral
   bound.                                              Fruits and Vegetables: Lily Bets on Five A Day Learn about buying
   CD with checklists; production sheets;              produce in season and easy ways to prepare fruit that is over- or under-
   taste test evaluation form; sample salad            ripe. LEVEL: Junior high to adult.
   bar set ups; parent letter, sample menu.
   Promotions, Activities and Resources to                Fruit and Veggie Race Board Game Children learn about eating a
                                                       rainbow of fruits and vegetables as they acquire and lose game cards,
   Increase Fruit and Vegetable
                                                       and win by finishing with the most game cards in hand. Includes 3 levels
   Consumption Themed promotions,
                                                       of age-appropriate play. For 2 to 5 players. LEVEL: 3 years and older.
   creative ideas, websites and resources,
   holiday tie-ins. 10 pages, spiral bound.               Fruit and Veggie Recall In this classic memory game, players
                                                       match the words and photos. Includes 40 English/Spanish cards and
   Color Way Creative Pockets Kit – plus
                                                       instructions with 5 A Day the Color Way info. LEVEL: Pre-K to Adult.
Nutrition, Fitness and Play Teaching Cards
Nutrition and fitness lessons come alive with          Getting a Head Start with 5 A Day Fun Kit! VHS video and ready-to-
an apron, 14 teaching cards (7 nutrition lesson        copy materials for Head Start families and staff. LEVEL: Professionals
plans plus 7 “Nutrition, Fitness and Play” cards       working for Head Start or preschools.
with 5 additional lessons), 116 English/
Spanish produce flashcards and 8                         Groovin’ Foods Music CD Six entertaining songs about healthy
reproducible masters. A DVD for educators is           eating with lyrics that suggest dance moves. Rock 'n' Roll, Latin,
also available. LEVEL: Pre-K to grade 2.               Reggae, and Pop tunes including “The Fruit Freeze” and “Veggie
                                                       Meringue.” LEVEL: Kids of all ages.
   Color Way Game Learn the benefits of
eating a rainbow of colors; 2-5 players. LEVEL:           Smart Fruit and Veggie Songs Music CD Ten songs promote
All.                                                   healthy eating and having fun with fruits and vegetables. Upbeat
                                                       rhythms and a mouthful of catchy lyrics encourage movement.
5 A Day Adventures Interactive CD, version             Instrumental versions are provided for more interaction, background
2000 (MAC/PC) Educational modules, games,              music and personal creativity. Lyrics at http://www.abridgeclub.com
songs. LEVEL: Ages 5-10.                               LEVEL: Kids of all ages.

5 A Day Bingo Clue cards with fruit and                  Supersize Me! (educationally enhanced edition) DVD, Teacher’s
vegetable trivia. LEVEL: All.                          edition, PG. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock interviewed Surgeon Generals,
                                                       gym teachers, cooks, kids, lawmakers and legislators about our ever-
5 A Day Bingo (English/Spanish) Group                  expanding girth. Spurlock put his own body on the line, living on nothing
game from the California 5 Day Program.                but McDonald's for an entire month. It all adds up to a fat food bill,
Bingo cards for 16 players. LEVEL: All.                harrowing visits to the doctor, and compelling viewing. Includes games,
   5 A Day and Physical Activity Toolbox               activities and reproducibles. LEVEL: Grades 6-12.
for Community Educators California Latino              Veggie Power! Music CD Eleven fun-filled songs with upbeat music
5 A Day Program materials with nutrition and           and funny lyrics catch children’s attention while delivering the 5 A Day
physical activity lessons include a 20-minute          message. Includes Veggie Power, Karate Carrot, Phyto Fighters, and
Spanish novella video, Living the 5 A Day              Get in the Habit Now. LEVEL: Pre-K to middle school.
Way CD (English/Spanish songs), deck of 5
A Day English/Spanish cards, handouts,                 Yummy Fruit and Vegetable Games Multiple lessons and games
resources, posters, quiz, evaluation tools,            including Bingo. LEVEL: All.
and 14 lessons (7 nutrition, 1.advocacy 6
physical activity). LEVEL: Educators.

     5 A Day Display Borrow this display
  for your next health fair! Center panel
  22” x 34”, side panels 11” x 34”. Comes
  in carrying case. LEVEL: All.


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                                      NH 5 A Day News
                                      Promoting fruits and vegetables for better health in New Hampshire


Fruits & Veggies—More                 New Brand to Be                                      National 5 A Day
Matters™, is based on                 Launched in 2007                                     Month Theme
extensive research
focused on                            In 2007, the 5 A Day for Better Health               “Fruits & Veggies Count: Do You
understanding how to                  Program will officially adopt a new                  Know What You Need?” is the theme
motivate consumers to                 brand, Fruits & Veggies—More Matters                 for this year’s celebration of National
eat more fruits and                   ™. Why is 5 A Day changing?                          5 A Day Month – September. If your
vegetables. . . .                                                                          school, worksite, or agency is
On Monday, October 16,                Something New
                                                                                           planning a celebration, contact the
2006, Barbara Boyce                   Every five years the Dietary Guidelines
M.S., R.D., . . . will                                                                     5 A Day Program for materials. Keep
                                      for Americans (DGA) are revised to
review the motivation                                                                      in mind that materials can be used
                                      reflect the latest nutrition research.
and research behind the                                                                    all year round.
                                      With the 2005 DGA, the name “5 A Day”
new brand. See page 3
for details.                          became outdated. Fruit and vegetable
                                      recommendations were changed from
                                      servings to cups. At all 12 MyPyrmaid                 NH 5 A Day Website
                                      calorie levels, the fruit and vegetable
                                      recommendations increased.
                                                                                            Gets a Face Lift
                                                                                            Now, all the NH-developed resources
                                      Closing the Gap                                       are just a click away! For example:
                                      To close the gap between recommended                     Recipes
                                      and actual consumption, most                             Ready-to-copy fact sheets
                                      consumers need to double their fruit and                 Programming activities and ideas
                                      vegetable intake. In the last 12 months,                 5 A Day Quantity Recipe
Inside                                the National 5 A Day Partnership                         Cookbook
Ready-to-copy Handout                 including the Produce for Better Health                  Lending Library list of materials
for Kids .........................2   Foundation (PBH), the Centers for                        that can be delivered to your local
                                      Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),                    NH public library
Pear Trivia ....................2     and other partners worked with Sterling               To see for yourself, go to
Recipe: Chicken and                   Brands, a national leader in product                  www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/5aday .
Pear Pockets ................2        branding, to develop a new brand and
                                      messaging that’s meaningful and useful
When Is a Pear Not a                  to consumers.
Pear? ............................3
                                      Research Based
Farm Fresh ...................3       Fruits & Veggies—More Matters, is                     “More Peas,
Eating More Pears .......3            based on extensive research focused on                Please!”
                                      understanding how to motivate                         The newly revised
Register Online – Fruit               consumers to eat more fruits and                      fact sheet for
and Vegetable Nutrition               vegetables. New Hampshire has a
Conference in Concord                                                                       parents includes:
                                      special opportunity to learn more.                        Tips for helping young children
This Fall ........................3
                                      NH Conference Oct 16, 2006                                eat more fruits and vegetables
Order Form...................3        On Monday, October 16, 2006, Barbara                      Recommended vegetable and
Pear Trivia Answers ....4             Boyce M.S., R.D., Vice President of                       fruit intakes for children
                                      Programs at PBH, will be one of the                       Two kid-friendly recipes
Recipe: Pears ‘n Apple                presenters at a statewide NH nutrition                For a copy, visit the 5 A Day website
Crisp with                            conference. Boyce will review the                     www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/5aday
Cranberries...................4
                                      motivation and research behind the new                and click on Ready-to-Copy
                                      brand. See page 3 for details.                        Educational Materials.

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                                                                                 Pear
                          Chef Pat Produce                                       Trivia
                          Chef Pat Produce is back with a
                          lesson on the second most popular                      Look for answers
                          fruit – the pear. (Apples are first.)                  online. Search for “pear
                          Selecting Pears                                        trivia.” Also, visit
                          Choose pears with a smooth skin.                       www.cdc.gov/5aday/ ,
                          Avoid pears with cuts or bruises.                      then click on Fruit
                          Select pears that still need to ripen –                and Vegetable of the
                          pears ripen better and faster off the                  Month      Pear.
                          tree. If you plan to bake them, chose
                          pears that are pretty firm.                            1. What fruit is a cousin to the pear?
Ripening Pears
                                                                                 2. What did Homer nickname pears?
Pears ripen at room temperature. To speed things up, place
the pears in a paper bag. Add a couple ripe bananas and the                      3. When did pears first come to North
pears will ripen even faster. Check them every day for                              America?
ripeness. How? Remember to “check the neck.”
Check the Neck!                                                                  4. How many pear varieties are there?
Pears ripen from the inside out. If you wait until the                           5. Name five pear varieties.
biggest part of the pear is soft, the pear will be over-ripe.
Gently press the top of the pear near the stem with your                         6.    ____ pears are probably the smallest
thumb. When it “gives” a little, the pear is ready to eat.                            variety. They are also called _______
Pre-Pear-ation                                                                        pears because they are so sweet.
Wash the pear with cool running water. There is no need to
peel a pear. The skin is tender and provides added fiber.                        7. What color are pears?


Chicken and Pear Pockets                                                         Pear Quesadillas?
Makes 4 servings – 8 half sandwiches                                             The next time you make quesadillas, add
Recipe from http://www.cdc.gov/5aday                                             pear slices – before you cook them!
4 pita pockets, cut in halves
1 medium pear, cored, halved and                                                 When Is a Pear
thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice                                                         NOT a Pear?
dijon-style mustard                                                              There are two times when
mayonnaise (to reduce fat use fat free mayo)                                     a pear is NOT a pear . . .
8 slices of Swiss cheese (to reduce fat use low fat or part                      When it’s a “prickly pear” –
  skim Cheese)                                                                   the fruit on a type of
8 lettuce leaves                                                                 cactus. And, when it’s an
3 chicken breast halves, cooked, cooled and sliced                               “alligator pear” –
salt and black pepper to taste
   Toss pear slices with lemon juice to prevent browning.
   Spread mayonnaise and mustard inside each pita half
   and line with lettuce leaves.
   Arrange pear slices and cheese in pita halves.
   Add chicken, salt and pepper to sandwiches.
                                                                                 another name for an avocado!
Nutrients per serving (using 2 teaspoons mayonnaise and 1
teaspoon dijon mustard per serving): 488 calories, 42.3 grams                    Can you guess how
protein, 43.0 grams carbohydrate, 16.1 grams fat (fat can be                     these two “pears”
reduced by using fat-free mayo and part-skim cheese), 98.4                       got their names?
milligrams cholesterol, 2.5 grams dietary fiber, 595
milligrams sodium, 30% calories from fat.


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                            Farm Fresh                                                                  Order Form
                            It’s harvest time! To locate NH-grown                     Most items are now available online at
                            produce in your area, visit the NH                           www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/NHP/
                            Dept of Agriculture online at                                click on 5 A Day in left column.
                            http://agriculture.nh.gov/publications/:
                            Look for the:                                          Color Publications Available in Bulk Now
                                 NH Farm Stand Directory                        ______ 5 A Day the Color Way: Your Guide
                                 NH Farmers’ Market Directory                          to the Health Benefits of Colorful
                                 NH Harvest-Your-Own Guide                             Fruits & Vegetables

                                                                                        NEW Color Publications from CDC
                                                                                        Available in Bulk in September 2006
                                                                                              Place Your Orders Now
Eating More Pears                                                               ______ How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do
From http://www.cdc.gov/5aday                                                          You Need? (12-page brochure)
Pears have no cholesterol, sodium or                                            ______ ¿Cuántas frutas y verduras necesitas
saturated fat. They are a good source of                                               tú? (12-page Spanish brochure)
natural fiber and potassium. How can you
                                                                                ______ Three Simple Steps to Eating More
add them to your day? Use pears where you would use
                                                                                       Fruits and Vegetables (easy-to-read
apples, or try one of these ideas.                                                     fact sheet)
   Try freshly grated pear on your cereal at breakfast.                         ______ Como más frutas y verduras en tres
   Take a pear for lunch or a snack – either fresh, dried                              simples pasos (easy-to-read Spanish
   or canned.                                                                          fact sheet)
   Try baked or broiled pears with a sauce as a light                           ______ Choose Smart – Choose Healthy
   tasty dessert.                                                                      (8-page brochure for African
                                                                                       American women)
   Serve sliced pear with cheese, smoked turkey, and
   seedless grapes.                                                             ______ Why Do Fruits and Vegetables
   Toss chopped pears into a chicken, tuna, green, fruit                               Matter to Men? (8-page brochure for
                                                                                       African American men)
   or cottage cheese salad.
   When roasting vegetables, add pear slices to the                             Fax (271-4160) or mail this form to:
                                                                                NH 5 A Day for Better Health Program,
   vegetable mix.                                                               29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
   Try using pear slices on your next grilled chicken
   sandwich.                                                                    Please add me to the NH 5 A Day News list:

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            Monday, October 16, 2006                                            Zip ....................................................................................
           Grappone Conference Center
                                                                                Phone ...............................................................................
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    For more info: 800-942-4321 or 5aday@dhhs.state.nh.us                            E-mail ........................................................................



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5 A Day for Better
Health is a national
campaign to increase
Americans’                8269
consumption of fruits     NH Department of Health and Human Services
and vegetables to         Division of Public Health Services
promote good health       Nutrition and Health Promotion
and reduce the risk of
some cancers and other    5 A Day for Better Health Program
chronic diseases. The     29 Hazen Drive
national partnership      Concord, NH 03301-6504
includes:
• American Cancer
    Society
• American Diabetes
    Assoc
• American Heart
    Assoc
• California
    Department of
    Health Services
• Centers for Disease
    Control and
    Prevention
• National Alliance for
    Nutrition and
    Activity
• National Cancer
    Institute
• National Council of
    Fruit and Vegetable
    Nutrition
                               Pears 'n Apple Crisp with Cranberries
    Coordinators
• Produce for Better           Makes 8 servings                                         Recipe from http://pbhfoundation.org/
    Health Foundation
• Produce Marketing            4 medium almost-ripe pears                       1 teaspoon cardamom, divided
    Association
• United Fresh Fruit
                               4 medium crisp apples                               into two portions
    and Vegetable              1 cup dried cranberries                          ½ cup whole rolled oats
    Association
• US Department of
                               3 tablespoons water                              ½ cup all-purpose flour
    Agriculture                1 lemon, juice and grated peel                   2 tablespoons butter
                               1 cup brown sugar, divided into two portions     1 cup vanilla yogurt, optional
NH 5 A Day News is
issued by the New
                                   Preheat oven to 375°. Place oven rack in middle of oven.
Hampshire 5 A Day for              Peel pears and apples, cut into quarters, and remove core. Cut into large dice.
Better Health Program              Place in lightly greased, shallow baking casserole. Sprinkle evenly with
(603-271-4830) three
times a year.                      cranberries and water.
                                   Sprinkle grated lemon peel over fruit mixture.
Answers:                           Mix half the brown sugar with half the cardamom and sprinkle over fruit.
Pear                               Mix rolled oats, flour, remaining sugar and cardamom in medium bowl. Add
Trivia                             butter. Work with a fork until mixture is crumbly.
1. Apples and pears are
   fruit cousins.
                                   Sprinkle lemon juice evenly over fruit and mix thoroughly.
2. Homer called pears              Bake 45 minutes.
   the “Gifts from the             When done, let it to cool a bit.
   Gods.”
3. Pears first came to the         Stir yogurt in a small bowl until creamy. Serve bowls of warm crisp, topped
   United States in the            with yogurt if desired.
   1700’s with English
   settlers.
                                 Optional ingredients are not included in the dietary analysis.
4. There are over 3,000        Nutrients per serving: 290 calories, 3.5 gram fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 65 grams
   known pear varieties
   in the world.
                               carbohydrate, 0 grams protein, 10 milligrams cholesterol, 5 grams dietary fiber, 40
5. Here are a few: Anjou,      milligrams sodium, 6% calories from fat.
   Bartlett, Bosc, Comice,
   Forelle, and Seckel.
6. Seckel pears are
                               Asian Pears
   probably the smallest       The Asian pear is a cousin to the European pears usually found in grocery stores.
   variety of pear. They       In fact, Asian pears are a lot like apples. They are usually round, firm to touch
   are also called “sugar
   pears” because they         when ripe, and ready to eat after harvest. That’s probably why they are also called
   are so sweet.               apple pears. Asian pears reach prime quality when they ripen on the tree, like an
7. Pears come in many
   colors: red, maroon,
                               apple or peach. They are crisp, juicy, and slightly sweet with some tartness,
   yellow, light green,        especially near the core. Asian pears come in over 20 varieties. They are also
   olive green, and            called Oriental pears, Chinese pears, Japanese pears, Sand pears, and Nashi.
   brown.

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