Lesson Goals After this lesson, participants will:
- Understand why vegetables are an important part of the daily diet.
- Know how many cups of vegetables should be eaten to meet daily needs.
- Know how many cups of dark green, orange, and starchy vegetables and legumes should be eaten each week.
- Identify recommended serving sizes for vegetables.
- Identify vegetable sources of vitamins A and C.
- Identify vegetable sources of minerals.
- Name at least one way to stretch the food dollar when purchasing vegetables.
- Describe and practice ways to store, prepare, and cook vegetables to conserve nutrients.
- Try a new method of cooking or serving a vegetable.
- Serve vegetables high in vitamins A and C, minerals, and fiber to meet the family’s needs.
Daly-Koziel, Kathy and Walters, Jackie, "Vegetable Group: Vary Your Veggies [Facilitator's Guide]" (2006). Family and Consumer Sciences Publications. 22.