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The Oregon Department of Child Nutrition Programs and OSU Extension’s Food Hero campaign have teamed up to launch the first installment of a new, 50-part video series on Oregon Harvest for Schools, which educates students on healthy, Oregon food.

Press Release:

ODE Partners With OSU To Launch Video Series Teaching Students How To Eat Healthy And Where Their Food Comes From

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Beets


This video was created for families!  The video goes with our Growing Healthy Kids (GHK) curriculum Lesson 1 - Six Yummy Plant Parts and includes these concepts:

  • Six parts of a plant

  • Using senses and adjectives to explore and describe beets

  • How to grow beets in a cup on your windowsill

  • Different types of beets

  • Daughter and father making the Un-beet-able Berry Smoothie

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Blueberries

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Broccoli

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Brussels Sprouts

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Cabbage

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Carrots

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Cauliflower

Oregon for Harvest Schools- Celery


This video was created for families!  The video goes with our Growing Healthy Kids (GHK) curriculum Lesson 4 - Stand Strong with Stems and includes these concepts:

  • Part of plants and stem vegetables
  • List of Food Hero recipes celery is used in
  • Family walks through the experiment of cups with beet juice vs water in it and the celery stem and talks about what they think will happen, sees it happen and talks about the results
  • Family plants celery by seed in a cup
  • Family transplants celery into a garden
  • Talks about Oregon coastal climate

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Corn

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Cucumbers


This video was created for families!  The video goes with our Growing Healthy Kids (GHK) curriculum Lesson 3 - Water for People and Plants and includes these concepts:

  • Using senses and adjectives to explore and describe cucumbers

  • Youth make cucumber water

  • Importance of water and hydration

  • Parts of the plant

  • How to plant cucumber seeds indoors and on the windowsill

  • How to transplant cucumber plants into the garden

  • Watering plants

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Eggs

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Kale

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Microgreens


This video was created for families!  The video goes with our Growing Healthy Kids (GHK) curriculum Lesson 5 - Leaves and Fun in the Sun and includes these concepts:

  • Sisters using senses and adjectives to explore and describe microgreens
  • Ways to eat microgreens
  • How to grow microgreens in a milk carton
  • Art: a rock painted with microgreens

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Pears

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Potatoes

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Radishes


This video was created for families!  The video goes with our Growing Healthy Kids (GHK) curriculum Lesson 2 - Root, Root Hurray! and includes these concepts:

  • Different types of radishes

  • Six different plant parts

  • Using senses and adjectives to explore and describe radish

  • Mom and young son model how to grow radishes

  • Eating radish raw as healthy snack

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Salad Greens

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Spinach

Oregon for Harvest for Schools- Tomatoes


This video was created for families!  The video goes with our Growing Healthy Kids (GHK) curriculum Lessons 7 and 7 - Bunches of Variety and Healthy Harvest Celebration and includes these concepts:

  • Types of tomatoes
  • How tomatoes are used in different foods
  • Using senses and adjectives to explore and describe tomatoes
  • In depth on how to grow tomatoes. Tomatoes need lots of calcium. Can get through eggshells in soil. Show how to plant tomato seeds in egg cartons on windowsill. Show how to transplant tomatoes in the garden.
  • What plants need to grow: soil, sun, water...
  • Siblings making and tasting a plants part salad

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Winter Squash

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Onions

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Strawberries

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Summer Squash

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Peaches

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Watermelon

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Turnips

Oregon Harvest for Schools- Rhubarb

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