This leafy vegetable is more than just a building block for great salads. Check out the links below for great nutrition education resources focusing on lettuce.
LettuceHarvest 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 lettuce from the USDA Mixing Bowl.
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.
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. Lettuce photos include:
Watch Your Garden Grow: Lettuce
University of Illinois Extension.
Web site contains in depth information on lettuce including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information and preparation techniques.
Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.
Web site contains PDF files of newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other nutrition education materials related to cabbage. Bookmark, newsletter and recipes are available in large type.
Functional Food: Deep Leafy Green Vegetables
Pennsylvania State University Extension.
Perfect for a lesson on leafy green vegetables, this page includes links to a lesson plan, a Power Point presentation, a fact sheet, tip sheets, a crossword puzzle, recipes, and an evaluation booklet.
Leafy Greens Lesson Plans
The Leafy Greens Council.
Lessons featuring the "cruciferous crusaders" which can be incorporated into language arts, math, social studies, and science/health classes. Culminating activities, a test with answer key, trading cards, and coloring pages also available. Other areas of web site includes information about selection, storage, preparation, recipes and "top 10 reasons to eat your greens".
The Leafy Greens Council.
Provides a description, storage information and nutrition facts for Boston/Bibb, iceberg, leaf and romaine lettuces.
Reasons for the Seasons: Lettuce (PDF | 336 KB)
University of California Cooperative Extension.
Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, shopping and serving tips, preparation advice family meal ideas and information about handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.
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.