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  • Florida Tangerines

    Tangerine Lesson Plan

    Fall Produce of the Week Background Information Vegetables are an important part of your diet because they tend to be lower in calories and an excellent source of dietary fiber. They have vitamins and minerals which help us to maintain a healthy body. Tangerines are

  • Florida Squash

    Squash Lesson Plan

    Fall Lesson of the Week Background Information The rich vitamin value of vegetables can be greatly reduced by excessive cooking. Minerals can also seep into the boiling water. For best nutritional results, microwave or lightly steam your vegetables. Squash can be grown year round, although

  • Florida Snap Beans

    Snap Bean Lesson Plan

    Fall Lesson of the Week Background Information The more vibrant the vegetable color, often the higher in nutritional value it’s content. Filling your plate with a variety of colorful vegetables insures a more balanced, higher quality meal. Dark green vegetables usually have the best nutrient

  • Florida Peppers

    Pepper Lesson Plan

    Fall Lesson of the Week Background Information Most dietary guidelines suggest that you make vegetables a major portion of your diet because these low calorie, vitamin packed foods have been linked to lower cholesterol, less heart disease and improved digestion. http://www.theportionplate.com/?gclid=CPOnj5r5g7ICFUnL7Qod‐hAAhQ Bell Peppers are a

  • Florida Tomato

    Tomato Lesson Plan

    Spring Produce of the Week Background Information The high humidity and mild winters make Florida perfect for growing tomatoes. Florida’s nutrient-rich soil is ideal for a bountiful crop. Tomatoes are thought to lower the risks of lung and stomach cancers. The deep red color is

  • strawberries

    Strawberry Lesson Plan

    Spring Produce of the Week Background Information Growing strawberries requires full sunlight and well-drained soil. Hanging strawberry planters are the favorite growing method for gardeners. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber, vitamin B and folic acid that may help fight cancer, encourage metabolism and

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