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Squash Lesson Plan

Squash Lesson Plan

Florida SquashFall 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 the dense winter variety has more nutritional value. It can help to lower your blood pressure, fight against cancer causing diseases and is good for your eyesight. It is high in fiber and promotes good digestion. Herbie is the main character in this vegetable series. His mother, Violet is teaching him how to be healthy by eating foods that have rich vitamin and mineral value.

Florida Standards‐
SC.3.L.14.1, SC.2.L.14.1, SC.3.L.14.2, LAFS.2.W.3.7

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