Georgia has a wide variety of great fruits and vegetables to help children and adults in our state to eat healthy! As you may have heard, the healthiest (and most fun) diet is a colorful one, with foods from every color of the rainbow – from blueberries to tomatoes and from to carrots to cucumbers. All of these foods are grown in Georgia.
Eat a Georgia Rainbow is an ongoing series of Sunday programs at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. We are celebrating Georgia grown fruits, vegetables and other crops in our Fundamentally Food exhibition. During each growing season, programming will feature crops that can be harvested in the spring, summer, fall or winter. Our Imaginators will guide your children through a fun treasure hunt, storytelling program, and cold cooking activity. Check our programming calendar for Eat a Georgia Rainbow programming. Check out the chef's recipes from our Cooking with Colors classes with Chef Damaul Mitchell.
- On special days guest chefs will come in and help your kids to create their own delicious foods from seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- More fruits and vegetables that are grown in Georgia will be added in Fundamentally Food, our permanent learning zone. Labels will help children learn the path from farm to store to table. Have fun helping your young chef create fabulous meals and role play serving them to you in our House.
Click here for an interactive list of farmers' markets.
Try New Healthy Recipes
Better Homes & Gardens
Better Homes & Gardens
Partner Websites on Healthy Eating
- Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Kids page – a fun quiz on Georgia fruits and vegetables and a chart showing what grows in each season. Go to the Department’s website and click on the Kids page Link
- Georgia Organics has great information on where to buy locally grown foods and vegetables to cook at home – or where to dine out!
- The Georgia Egg Commission has a fun site with recipes and other information.
- The Nibbles for Health Newsletter from the US Food and Drug Administration has some great tips for getting children to try new foods – that sometimes it take a few tries (someone said as many as 11).
- GPB's Georgia Weighs In – GPB is joining with other critical partners in Georgia to grow our wellness community and connect resources around the topic of obesity.
Children’s Books about Healthy Foods
- "The Old Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher" by Molly Bang
- "Tops and Bottoms" by Janet Stevens
- "The Carrot Seed" by Ruth Krauss
- "Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McClosky
- "Corn is Maize - The Gift of the Indians" by Aliki
- "Watermelon Day" by Kathy Apelt
- "Pumpkin, Pumpkin" by Jeanne Titherington
- "Johnny Appleseed" by Steven Kellogg
- "Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli" by Barbara Jean Hicks
Our Eat a Georgia Rainbow program was featured in an article on the front page of the Living section of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday, April 11, 2010!