Leafy Greens - K-12 School and Afterschool
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.
Table Tent - Print on 11x17
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
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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