Winter Squash

Photograph of a butternut squash cut in half.

Nothing warms up a cold day like a hot bowl of winter squash soup. The nutrition education resources below provide more information about Butternut, Hubbard, Acorn and other winter squashes.

Winter Squash Recipes


Quantity Winter Squash Recipes from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Winter Squash Newsletter (PDF | 1MB)

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

This 6 page newsletter provides a wealth of nutrition education material specific to Winter Squash. Mini articles review selection, storage and preparation tips, and one page is devoted to reviewing the many varieties of winter squash complete with colored photographs and in depth descriptions. One article discusses how these vegetables fit into MyPyramid. Several recipes are provided as well as games and puzzles.

School Wellness Policy Annual Report Checklist (2015) (PDF | 568 KB)

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

This fillable document is used by some Districts in Alaska to develop reports on the school wellness policies and prepare for their review. This example can be adapted for other States and jurisdictions to meet their needs.

Watch Your Garden Grow: Winter Squash

University of Illinois Extension.

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

Winter Squash

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

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

Florida Food Fare: Winter Squash (PDF | 29KB)

University of Florida Extension.

This 3 page fact sheet reviews the availability, nutritional information and selection recommendations for winter squash. The use and preparation methods of winter squash are also provided, as well as several healthy recipes.