Oranges are a primary source of vitamin C for most Americans. However, this wonderful fruit has more to offer nutritionally than just that. Oranges contain sufficient amounts of potassium, thiamin, niacin, folic acid, calcium, and magnesium.
OrangesPick 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.
Harvest 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.
USDA Mixing Bowl recipes containing oranges that can be refined by program, course, nutrients and more!
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 posters feature oranges specifically:
- Are You Game for Orange Wedges? PDF 2.73 MB
- Cover All the Bases: Connect with Orange Wedges PDF 3.28 MB
- Score Big Time: Slam Orange Wedges at the Snack Bar PDF 4.43 MB
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. Orange photos include:
Cool Facts about Oranges
Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Did you know that Navel oranges are named that because of the belly-button formation opposite the stem end? Learn more fun facts with this link!
Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From: Oranges
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.