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.

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