Photograph of lettuce leaves.

This leafy vegetable is more than just a building block for great salads. Check out the links below for great nutrition education resources focusing on lettuce.

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.

Lettuce Recipes


Quantity recipes containing lettuce from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

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.

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. Lettuce photos include:

Watch Your Garden Grow: Lettuce

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on lettuce including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information and preparation techniques.


Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

Web site contains PDF files of newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other nutrition education materials related to cabbage. Bookmark, newsletter and recipes are available in large type.

Leafy Greens Lesson Plans (September 2014)

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".


The Leafy Greens Council.

Provides a description, storage information and nutrition facts for Boston/Bibb, iceberg, leaf and romaine lettuces.

Reasons for the Seasons: Lettuce (PDF | 336 KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, shopping and serving tips, preparation advice family meal ideas and information about handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.