Maine kids choose fruit every day. Thank you!

kid holding an apple with text that reads 7 out of 10 Maine kids choose fruit every day

Whether you are a parent, guardian, educator, food service director, or another person who interacts with children in Maine, your influence is working.

Data from the 2017 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) indicate that 74% of fifth and sixth graders in Maine choose fruit two or more times daily.

Kids are getting the message and are choosing to eat fruit.

Fruits are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are important to kids while they grow, learn and play.





Nutrition experts recommend:

Kids (ages 4-8) Kids (ages 9-13) Teens (14+) & Adults
Male ½ cups per day ½ cups per day 2 cups per day
Female ½ cups per day ½ cups per day 1½ cups per day


Together, we can do the things that we know make a difference

We can continue to role model eating fruit daily and keep offering fruit at home, school, and on-the-go.

The more we share this message, the more others can be inspired to offer fruit to Maine kids.

Want to find out more creative ways to add fruit to your child’s day?

Check out the Maine SNAP-Ed recipe page and search for “fruit.”

Thank you!