Tomatoes

Photograph of sliced tomatoes.

Tomatoes grow fresh in summer, but are usually available all year long in the produce aisle. Canned tomatoes products are a convenient alternative to fresh tomatoes for recipes, making them a stable in many kitchen pantries.



Kansas Fruit and Veggie Quick Facts (PDF | 6.66 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Fact sheets provide origin, availability, nutrition information, trivia, and riddles or activities for over 40 fruits and vegetables.


Tomato Recipes

USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Quantity recipes containing tomatoes from the HMRS Recipe Finder database.


Tomatoes: Foodservice Resources

Florida Tomato Committee.

Resources available for foodservice professionals which include purchasing tips, videos, tips, color and sizing chart, procurement form, and available materials.


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.


Tomato 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.


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 18 contains a Tomatoes poster. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.


Tomato Cross Sections 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. Tomato photos include:


Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From: Tomatoes

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.


Functional Food: Tomatoes

Pennsylvania State University Extension.

Perfect for a lesson on tomatoes, this page includes links to a lesson plan, a Power Point presentation, a fact sheet, a tip sheet, a crossword puzzle, recipes, and an evaluation booklet.


Tomato Clipart Food Clipart

Foodandhealth.communications.

Provides a variety of fruit and vegetable clipart images, for free use. Search for a fruit or vegetable to see all associated images.


The Tomato Zone

The British Tomato Growers Association.

This web site for children age 5 to 16 contains interactive resources, including games and activities which teach about the health benefits of tomatoes. Teachers' notes for each activity explains how it can be used as part of a lesson.


Tomatoes

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

Visitors to this web site can download and distribute newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other materials related to tomatoes. Spanish and large-type materials available.


What Fruits & Vegetables are in Season?

Produce for Better Health Foundation. Fruits and Veggies More Matters.

Discover what fruits and vegetables are available in each season of the year.