May 25, 2023New children’s watermelon activity guide encourages healthy eating
The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) has launched a new do-it-yourself watermelon day activity guide for children.
The guide is designed to inspire creativity while encouraging healthy eating habits among children. It provides a wide range of hands-on educational crafts, decor ideas, coloring pages and activities that features watermelon.
The material is part of the NWPB’s ongoing efforts to promote healthy nutrition and highlight the important role that watermelon can play in a healthy diet, according to a news release. Watermelon is a sweet, delicious and nutritious fruit, making it an excellent choice for people of all ages.
Stephanie Barlow, NWPB’s director of communications, believes in attracting people to watermelon when they’re young.
“We believe that healthy eating habits start at an early age,” she said in the release. “By providing fun and engaging activities for kids, we hope to encourage them to develop a lifelong love of healthy foods, including watermelon. We want kids to understand that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, and watermelon is a perfect example of that.”
The guide includes a variety of fun and educational activities, some of which include creating watermelon-inspired decorations, coloring pages featuring watermelon characters, and making healthy snacks using watermelon as the main ingredient.
The crafts and activities offered will serve as an excellent resource for individuals looking to host a watermelon-themed party this summer, according to the release. Whether it is creating suncatchers or engaging in an outdoor watermelon bowling game, the vibrant and refreshing ambiance that watermelon brings will undoubtedly generate delightful summer memories, according to the release.
“We are thrilled to offer this new activity guide to caretakers, teachers, and kids across the country,” Barlow said in the release. “We believe that this guide will be a valuable resource for anyone looking to encourage healthy eating habits among children.”
The new guide can be found at watermelon.org/watermelonday.
In addition to the DIY guide, the NWPB offers other educational resources for students up to Grade 12 including lesson plans, teacher toolkits, crafts and coloring pages. The materials can be found, along with the new DIY guide, for free download here.
Based in Winter Springs, Florida, NWPB was established in 1989 as an agricultural promotion group to promote watermelon in the U.S. and overseas. It is funded through a self-mandated industry assessment paid by more than 700 watermelon producers, handlers and importers. NWPB’s mission is to increase consumer demand for watermelon through promotion, research and education programs.