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.

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.

Orange Recipes


USDA Mixing Bowl recipes containing oranges that can be refined by program, course, nutrients and more!

Pacman Eating an Orange Wedge 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:

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.

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.