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Harvest of the Month

February is National Heart Month.  Check out the attached tips and resources to help support a healthy heart. Using EatFresh.org​, you can also find great recipes using February’s Harvest of the Month, Oranges.

February Themes:

  • Nutrition:  
    • Children and Parents: Cut Back on Your Kid’s Sweet Treats
    • Adult and Seniors: Salt and Sodium
  • Harvest of the Month: Oranges
  • Physical Activity:  Aerobic Physical Activity

Children and Parents: Cut Back on Your Kid’s Sweet Treats

Here are some tips for limiting sugar in your child’s food and drinks:
  • Limit the amount of foods and beverages with added sugars
  • Make fruit the everyday dessert
  • Choose not to offer sweets as rewards
  • Sip smarter – more water
  • Serve small portions

Adult and Seniors: Salt and Sodium

Here are some ways to cut back on salt and sodium from your meal plan:
  • Skip the added salt
  • Fill up on veggies and fruits as they are naturally low in sodium
  • Enjoy home-prepared meals
  • Read the label
  • Think fresh
Sources and Additional Resources:

Harvest of the Month: Oranges

A ½ cup of orange segments is an excellent source of vitamin C. Eating oranges also gives you fiber and folate.

Additional Resources:
  • Harvest of the Month Community Newsletter: Oranges – English / Spanish
  • Harvest of the Month Family Newsletter: Oranges – English / Spanish
Featured Recipes:
  • Carrot, Jicama, and Orange Salad – Try this recipe for a refreshing lunch.  English / Spanish / Chinese
  • Cinnamon-Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes – This makes a tasty side dish for your next dinner.  English / Spanish / Chinese 
Additional Orange Information and Recipes:

Energize Your Body with Aerobic Physical Activity: 

Aerobic physical activities make you breathe harder and your heart beat faster. They can decrease your risk of many serious health problems, increase your chances of living longer, help you sleep better at night, decrease your chances of becoming depressed, and allow you to have fun! Adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Children and teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

Here are some tips for getting started with aerobic physical activity:
  • Choose activities that you enjoy and are easy to fit into your life
  • Team up with friends or family members to help keep you motivated and have more fun
  • Start activities slowly and build up over time
  • Set goals and track your progress
Additional Resources: 


 ​For more information about our programs, please contact:

Healthy Communities Branch
CalFresh Healthy Living Program
1775 Story Road, Suite 120
San Jose, CA 95122
Main Line: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 251-4014​​​

Last updated: 1/31/2021 5:00 PM