If you didn't like spinach as a kid, think about giving it a second chance! This leafy green packs flavor and nutrition to every bite.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Nutrition Education Tip Sheets (PDF | 1.6 MB)

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Tip sheets provide growing information, nutrition facts, and serving suggestions. Produce included: asparagus, avocado, blueberries, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kiwifruit, mango, peaches, pineapple, red pepper, spinach, and sugar snap peas.

Spinach Recipes


Quantity recipes containing spinach from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Spinach 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.

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.

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

Watch Your Garden Grow - Spinach

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage and frequently asked questions.

Teach About Lettuce

Lettuce and Salad Greens Handout (PDF|2.6 MB). Network for a Healthy California. Harvest of the Month.

Salad Greens Family Newsletter (PDF|931KB).  Also available in Spanish  and Arabic. Michigan Fitness Foundation. Michigan Nutrition Network. Harvest of the Month.

Food $ense for Kids: Lettuce (DOC|8.3MB).Utah State University.

Lettuce Exploration (K-2). Growing Minds Farm to School.

Nutrition for Older Adults' Health: Leafy Greens (PDF|370KB).University of Georgia.

Promoting Lettuce. University of Minnesota Extension. Farm to School.