This month’s Harvest of the Month is Beets! Did you know the Romans were some of the first people to cultivate and develop beets for their roots as well as use them for feeding animals? Use the materials below to showcase beets this month.

Materials

beet poster

Video

Video Transcript

Poster (18"x24")

Small Poster (11"x17")

Purchase Additional Posters

Cafeteria Bites

Classroom Bites

Harvest at Home

Newsletter Content & Social Media Posts

Sources

Menu Template 2020-21

Serving Line Sign

Table Tent - Print on 11x17

Logo

Illustration

Afterschool Lesson

Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards

MSU Extension Food Fact Sheet

Recipes

Beet and Sweets Heart Shaped Chips – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Big Red Roasted Beets and Barley – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Galina’s Very Berry Beet Smoothies – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Magenta Root Slaw – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Additional Activities

Lesson 3: Investigate Like a Super Sleuth - The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum - USDA Team Nutrition - Grades: 3 & 4

Lesson 9: Explore a Flavor Mystery - The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum - USDA Team Nutrition - Grades 3 & 4

Resources

Need ideas for how to conduct taste tests or a checklist to help guide you through Harvest of the Month throughout the year? Go back to the K-12 Portal page for these resources and many more.

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