Photograph of a bunch of parsnips.

Though parsnips look like white carrots, their flavor is slightly stronger, and tastes more like turnips or rutabagas than carrots. They are a delicious addition to soups, stews, or other Fall and Winter dishes.

Discover MyPlate: Vegetables

Discover MyPlate includes six Emergent Readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

Vegetables includes the sight words: I, have (used in Lessons 1 and 3)
A MyPlate Meal includes the sight words: I, she, he, we, has, have

cartoon parsnip Reasons for the Seasons: Parsnips (PDF | 379 KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.

bunch of parsnips Watch Your Garden Grow: Parsnips

University of Illinois Extension.

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

Nutrition Education

Team Nutrition MyPlate eBooks  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet  USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition