Spinach

spinach

If you didn't like spinach as a kid, think about giving it a second chance! This leafy green packs flavor and nutrition to every bite.



Harvest of the Month

Netwrok for Healthy California.

Newsletters and menu slicks for educators, families, and the community focused on a variety of fruits and vegetables.


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Nutrition Education Tip Sheets (PDF | 1.6 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Tip sheets provide growing information, nutrition facts, and serving suggestions. Produce included: asparagus, avocado, blueberries, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kiwifruit, mango, peaches, pineapple, red pepper, spinach, and sugar snap peas.


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.


Spinach Recipes

USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Quantity recipes containing spinach from the HMRS Recipe Finder database.


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.


Spinach 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.


Various Leafy Greens 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. Spinach photos include:


Vegetable Posters (PDF | 6.13 MB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Each of these 18 colorful posters features a different vegetable with simple facts for preschoolers. Page 14 contains a Spinach poster. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.


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.


Watch Your Garden Grow - Spinach

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage and frequently asked questions.


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".