Potter the Otter Eats Healthy and Colorful Fruits and Veggies

Potter the Otter loves eating colorful, healthy fruits and veggies! Explore some of Potter's favorites. Learn about the health benefits for kids and parents who make fruits and veggies part of their regular diet. Follow Potter’s blog, Instagram, and Twitter, to discover new recipes that will help make fruit and vegetables part of your family meals and snack time. 

Potter stands against a lush green valley and a bright blue sky. Around him are ripe tomatoes and strawberries.

Red Fruits and Vegetables 
Red fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients, important vitamins like vitamin C, and heart-healthy antioxidants that can help fight diseases. Potter’s favorite red fruits are tomatoes, strawberries, and apples. Watch Potter explore these fruits and veggies here.

Potter stands against a bright blue background. Around him are peaches, squash, and oranges.
Orange Fruits and Vegetables 
Orange fruits and vegetables are healthy, too! These fruits and veggies are high in vitamin A and C and contain important nutrients that promote eye health and the immune system. Potter’s favorite orange fruits include squash, oranges, and peaches. Learn more about these fruits and veggies here.

Yellow Fruit and Vegetables
Yellow fruits and vegetables are antioxidant rich and have an abundance of important vitamins bodies need like vitamin C. Studies suggest that the nutrients found in these fruits and veggies may also support heart, eye, and digestive health. Find out more about Potter’s favorite yellow fruits and vegetables like corn, bananas, and lemons here.

Potter the Otter holds broccoli in his hands. He stands against of background if clouds, blue sky, and a green valley.
Green Fruits and Vegetables
Green fruits and vegetables support strong bones, eye health and the immune system. Potter’s favorite green fruits and vegetables include avocados, grapes, and broccoli. Learn more about green fruits and vegetables here.

Potter visits at market stand. On the table sits eggplant, blueberries, and plums.
Blue/Purple Fruits and Vegetables 
Blue and purple fruits and veggies support eye health and are full of vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants that may support heart health and memory. Potter’s favorite blue and purple fruits and vegetables include blueberries, eggplant, and plums. Find out more about these fruits and vegetables here.

White/Brown Fruits and Veg
White and brown fruits and vegetables support digestive health, are rich in vitamins and minerals, and support a healthy heart. Potter’s favorite white and brown vegetables are crunchy cauliflower, mushrooms, and potatoes. Learn more about these fruits and veggies here.

Need more meal or snack time ideas?
Find more inspiration for adding fruits and veggies to breakfast, lunch, or dinner here.

About Our Partners 
The Healthier Kids Foundation works to break down barriers relating to the health, learning, and life success for Silicon Valley youth. The Healthier Kids Foundation envisions all Silicon Valley youth achieving good health, educational equity, and success in life as productive community members 

QUALITY MATTERS… a STRONG START for kids is a community partnership focused on increasing the quality of early childhood education programs serving children age’s birth through 5 through center-based, alternative sites, Family Friend & Neighbor, and Family Child Care Homes in Santa Clara County. High-quality early education helps all children thrive in their earliest years and prepares them to succeed in school and life. QUALITY MATTERS… a STRONG START for kids also offers professional development and resources through various platforms to our providers.
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Strong Start, an initiative of the SCCOE, is a community collaborative working to increase access to high-quality early care and education programs for all children in Santa Clara County, ages birth to eight. 

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