Go for a colorful rainbow of fresh, frozen, canned, and dried.

Prioritize items with little to no sugar added, when possible.


Examples: berries, cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, plums, pears, apples, and citrus.

Prioritize fruits that last longer like melons, citrus, and apples.


Examples: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, mango, and pineapple.

Prioritize no added syrups.


Examples: peaches, pears, pineapple, applesauce, mandarin oranges, and mixed fruit.

Prioritize packed in water or 100% juice.


Examples: raisins, peaches, apricots, cherries, and craisins.

These can be stored in the shelf stable fruit section.

Stock like items together.

When organizing, stock all like items together. If possible, create a section for fruits in juice/water and a separate shelf or section for fruit in syrup. Likewise, keep all dried fruit together and separated by type.


  1. There are 5 cans of canned peaches in heavy syrup and 7 in 100% juice.
  2. Stack the 5 heavy syrup cans together and the 7 in juice separately.
  3. You will be able to see if your neighbors are choosing the fruit in water/juice or in syrup more often. Your neighbors will also have an easier time making their preferred choices.

Check your understanding.

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