Kids in the Kitchen

Here at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, we have been busy working on a series of videos geared towards students in grades K-6 and their families. The goal of this series is to highlight our region’s local agriculture in ways that resonate with children. Scroll down for a library of cooking videos focusing on local fruits and vegetables, as well as accompanying recipes and valuable tools to use as resources in your work and nutrition initiatives. The Kids in the Kitchen videos have been made possible through Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources funding and produced in collaboration with Cape Cod Buy Fresh Buy Local and the Nutrition Education Program.

Click on the name of the vegetable for a drop-down menu of resources.

Carrots

Digital Video:

Resources:
UMass Food Explorer (pdf)

Lessons:

Rooting for Carrots: Which Soil is Best (gr K-3) 
Source: Georgia Organics 

Harvest Lessons (gr k-4) 
Source: New Hampshire Harvest of the Month 

Recipe:
Zucchini and Carrot Lo Mein (pdf) 

Winter Squash
Sweet Potatoes

Digital Video:

Resources
UMass Food Explorer (pdf)

Lessons:
Pick A Better Snack (gr K-1)
Source: Iowa Nutrition Network

Harvest Lessons: Sweet Potatoes (gr k-4) 
Source: New Hampshire Harvest of the Month 

Recipes: 
Sweet Potato Pancakes

Leafy Greens

Digital Video:

Resources
UMass Food Explorer (pdf)

Lessons:
Dehydrator Kale Chips Activity (gr K) 
Source: Massachusetts Farm to School Harvest of the Month 

Harvest Lessons: Mixed Greens (gr k-4)  
Source: New Hampshire Harvest of the Month 

Recipes: 
Berry Secret Smoothie
Source: UMass Extension Nutrition

Strawberries

Digital Video:

Resources
UMass Food Explorer (pdf)

Lessons:

Harvest Lessons: Berries (gr k-4)  
Source: New Hampshire Harvest of the Month 

Strawberry DNA Extraction: Expressions in Agriculture (gr 6-8) 

Source: National Agriculture in the Classroom 

Recipes: 
Berry Yogurt Crunch
Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Zucchini

Digital Video:

Resources
UMass Food Explorer (pdf)

Lessons:
Veggie Vibes: Summer Squash (gr k-2 
Source: Utah State Extension 

Three Sisters (gr 3-5) 
Source: Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom 

Recipes: 
Zucchini Ribbon Salad 

Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod will be distributing the cooking videos on social media through their facebook page. Like them here and feel free to share the posts!

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