From a crunchy snack to a delicious side dish, carrots are a versatile vegetable that can be found in fresh, frozen, and canned form. All carrots are an excellent source of antioxidants and one of the richest sources of vitamin A available.
CarrotsHarvest of the Month
Network for Healthy California.
Newsletters and menu slicks for educators, families, and the community focused on a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Quantity recipes containing carrots from the USDA Mixing Bowl.
Cooking with Fresh Vegetables: Focus on Carrots (PDF | 2 MB)
Institute of Child Nutrition.
Provides preparation tips, activities to conduct with young children, and teaching points about carrots. From the Mealtime Memo for Child Care series.
Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Set of 30 fruit and vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, and where first cultivated. Available in black & white and color.
Carrots Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)
Mississippi State University Extension Service.
This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.
Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From: Carrots
University of Illinois Extension. Urban Program Resource Network.
Interactive Web site can be used to teach children about the origin of their food. Includes fun activities, games, and lots of educational animations on different food histories.
Using & Storing Carrots
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.
Information on health benefits and how to buy, store and use carrots. Includes several recipes. Also available as a PDF file (46 KB).
Healthy Eating Posters for School Snack Bars
USDA. ARS. Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
30 posters promoting fruit and vegetables choices as snacks, downloadable as 11 x 17 posters. The following poster features carrots specifically:
Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.
Web site contains PDF files of newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other nutrition education materials related to carrots. Newsletter and recipes are available in large type.
Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Carrot photos include:
Watch Your Garden Grow: Carrot
University of Illinois Extension.
Web site contains in depth information on carrots including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information, home storage, preparation techniques, and recipes.
Pick a Better Snack (PABS) Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
Iowa Department of Public Health.
Iowa’s Pick a better snack™ fact sheets provide nutrition facts, uses, varieties, origin, trivia, etc. for over 30 fruits and vegetables.