USDA Team Nutrition: Spinach Lane

In this unit, children learn that spinach is a vegetable. They experience the look, feel, smell, and taste of spinach leaves. Spinach grows quickly, and hands-on planting activities help children see how seeds produce these flavorful plants. Grow some spinach and have a harvest. See how bunches of spinach go from the farm to the store and farmers markets. Leave time to tempt the taste buds with spinach dips, salads, and more tasty options. “Growing at Home” materials encourage families to include spinach often in cooking, conversations, and fun and games. The resources for these lessons can be found in The Basics Book.