Leafy greens are this month’s Harvest of the Month! While there are hundreds of varieties of lettuce, there are four main types: butterhead (e.g., Boston, bibb), crisphead (iceberg), looseleaf (e.g., red leaf, green leaf), and romaine. Use the materials below to showcase leafy greens this month.

Materials

leafy green 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 1, Illustration 2, Illustration 3

Illustration 4, Illustration 5, Illustration 6

Illustration 7, Illustration 8

Afterschool Lesson

Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards

MSU Extension Food Fact Sheet

Recipes

Easy as 123 Smoothie – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Simply Snazzy Salad – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Sweet Potato Black Bean and Chard Stew – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Turkey Spinach and Apple Wraps – Single Recipe CardPrintable 2 Recipe Cards

Additional Activities 

Spinach Lane Activities - Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit - USDA Team Nutrition - Grades: Preschool 

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 1: The World of Edible Plants - Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up - USDA Team Nutrition - Grades: 5 & 6

Lesson 2: Farm to Plate - Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up - USDA Team Nutrition - Grades: 5 & 6

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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