Eat Your Veggies Bulletin Board

IMG_3736Fruits and vegetables benefit kids in many ways, including improved nutrition, decreased obesity risk and better school performance, but most children don’t get the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  Making a bulletin board about vegetables, combined with some class activities about food is a great way to engage children in learning about food.   We love vegetables – so we prepared a Eat Your Veggies  printable template that you can print and use on your bulletin board.

The free Food Font alphabet printables are a great fun way to get your nutrition or food-focused bulletin board started.  Ready to get started?

Materials Needed:

  • Paper to print the food alphabet letters onto (We recommend using white cardstock, but regular paper will do)
  • White butcher paper or some colored paper or fabric for the background of your bulletin board.
  • Scissors or Cutting Board
  • Stapler
  • Pushpins

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 7.17.49 AMDirections:

  1. Download Food Font Veggies Bulletin Board  letters.
  2. Print the pages onto white paper or cardstock.
  3. Cut each letter using either a scissors or cutting board, cutting on the grey outlines. (Each letter is 6 x 6 inch)
  4. Organize your letters on a table, and put them in order of how you want to put them on the board.
  5. Use a stapler to tack down your background paper  or fabric onto the board.
  6. Use a stapler or pushpins to put up your Food Font alphabet to the board.
  7. Now that you have the title done, you can add other food or nutrition elements to your board.  We have some great ideas and resources below for you to use!


Activities and Other Bulletin Board Elements




IMG_3735Fruits and Veggies More Matters

Teaching children about the benefits of eating more vegetables and fruits is an ongoing project done by the Produce Health Foundation that has lesson plans, coloring pages, and other resources.

Some resources include:


MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the USDA and is a way to learn about healthy eating.  You can use Food Font letters and activities to go with the MyPlate lesson plans and information.

There are many free resources that you can use, including special sections on vegetables that you can add to your bulletin board display.

You can review the MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum page for more resources and teacher guides.

Got Veggies?

Got Veggies is a education curriculum created for schools that have a school garden, or bring veggies and food into the classroom

There is a Got Veggies? Education free Toolkit that you can order or download which has activities that you can do with your class.  Some of the activites are a Tasting Lesson, Seeds and Sprouts, Flowers and Fruit, and Garden activities for your class.

Rainbow on my Plate

The Rainbow on my Plate has class activities that teach about fruits and vegetables, and the role they play in maintaining good health.

The teacher’s guide, learning activities, and worksheets can be downloaded for free from the Rainbow Curriculum page.

Other Nutrition Resources

You can find many more resources on this Nutrition Activity Resource website.  There are resources for pre-school, elementary, pre-teens and teen age children.












Printable Eat Your Veggies