Michigan Harvest of the Month
Michigan Harvest of the MonthTM (MiHOTMTM) materials include posters, newsletters, recipes, recipe cards, menu slicks, activities and educational materials, and an online recipe collection. The educational materials are aligned with both the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and are based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
MiHOTM has been incorporated into Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) programs to promote and support the consumption of fruits and vegetables. MiHOTM provides supplemental materials to be delivered in tandem with core nutrition education in schools, food pantries, food stores, farmers markets, and community sites such as churches, senior centers, and health fairs. MiHOTM social marketing materials — posters, displays, and signage — reinforce healthy messages.
MiHOTM in Schools
In Michigan, we collaborate with the Michigan Department of Education to bring MiHOTM materials to schools receiving the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Many schools and educators use MiHOTM to provide the required nutrition education.