Onions and Leeks

photo of assorted onions

Because the onion family includes many varieties, onions can grow throughout many parts of the United States and are in good supply during colder months. The links below provide information on several members of the onion family, including leeks and green onions.

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

Onion Recipes


Quantity recipes containing onions from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

three whole onions Watch Your Garden Grow: Onions

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on onions 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




Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

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