National Salad Month

May is National Salad Month!

University of Illinois Extension.

Tips for buying, storing, preparing, and eating salads. Also, includes a recipe for "Asian Chicken Salad" with a nutritional analysis.

Peach Tree Orchard

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service, Team Nutrition.

Peaches may not be the norm in salads, but diced peaches in a tossed and fruit salad will make a great sweet treat! 

Spinach Lane

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service, Team Nutrition

To change up your salads this month, try mixing spinach leaves with other types of lettuce leaves for a greener green salad!

Sweet Potato Hill

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service, Team Nutrition

Cooked, cooled and cubed in a potato salad or raw and shredded into a green salad are great ways to add sweet potatoes to your salads. Find the recipes in the Grow it, Try it, Like it curriculum. 

Salad Recipes

USDA. Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.

From the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Salads and Soups These recipes provide Child Nutrition Program operators with delicious new dishes that meet meal pattern requirements. These recipes are standardized to provide updated crediting information, including the vegetable subgroups. They also include recipes made with legumes, whole grains, and/or dark green, red, and/or orange vegetables.


Fruits & Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Tips for planning, purchasing, protecting, preparing, presenting and promoting fruits and vegetables in a school foodservice environment.

The Great Garden Detective Adventure

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers.

Flashcards Fruit and Vegetable Flashcards

USDA. Food and Nutrition Services. Team Nutrition.

WANTED: Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries. For being packed with vitamin C and helping kids eat smart to play hard.