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					Food for Thought
       March 2011
        Cabbage
                                Tasting Trio
                           Cool Cabbage Confetti
  Serving size– 35 servings                     Ingredients
  1/4 c salad
                                                •       1 10 oz. package shredded green
                                                        cabbage
  Preparation
  1. Place green and red cabbage in a           •       1 10 oz. package shredded red
    large bowl and mix.                                 cabbage
  2. Add the crushed pineapple and juice.       •       1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple
  3. Add salt and pepper. Mix ingredients               in 100% juice
    together and chill for 30 minutes.          •       1/8 tsp. salt
  4. Serve salad to students on paper           •       1/8 tsp. pepper
    plates.

  Source: Network for a Healthy California, Hawthorne
  Unified School District


  Did You Know?
  • Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin
    C and vitamin K. Vitamin K helps blood clot.
  • Red, purple, and Savoy cabbage are a
    good source of vitamin A, which is essential for healthy nocturnal vision.
  • Savoy and Chinese cabbage are a good source of folate.
  • Many vegetables evolved from the original wild cabbage including
    broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, collards, and kale.
  • Wild cabbage spread to Northern Europe from Asia and the
    Mediterranean as early as 600 B.C.E.
  • In 1541, French explorer Jacques Cartier introduced cabbage to North
    America.
  • California leads the nation in commercial cabbage production: over
    13,000 acres valued over $70 million!
  • Cabbage harvest peaks in California just in time for the traditional
    St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage.

  Sources: http://www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/Winter/Cabbages/Cab_edu_2.pdf



  Image adapted from:
  www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/
  fresh/vegleg/cabbchou/cabbage.gif

  To download reproducible botanical
  images, visit the Educators’ Corner at
  www.harvestofthemonth.com.
Curriculum Ideas                                                            Cabbage Resources & More
                                                                            Harvest of the Month teacher materials: http://
Math:                                                                       www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/Winter/Cabbages/
                                                                            Cab_edu_2.pdf
• Explorers traveled with cabbage to prevent
  scurvy and introduced it to North America in                              • California Cabbage:      http://ucanr.org/freepubs/
                                                                               docs/7208.pdf
  the 1500s. Determine the distance from
                                                                            • Fruits & Veggies Matter:      http://
  Europe to North America. Have the students convert the distance              www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/cabbage.html
  from miles into yards, feet, kilometers, meters, etc…
                                                                            The Have a Good Day Cafe
Research & Investigation:
                                                                                  by Frances Park & Ginger Park
• Make a list of cruciferous vegetables, with the phytonutrients they
  contain, and what health benefits they provide.                           The Talking Vegetables by Paye & Lippert
• What is scurvy and how do you prevent it?
                                                                            Green Power: Leaf and Flower Vegetables
                                                                                  by Meredith Sayles Hughes
Source: http://www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/Winter/Cabbages/
Cab_edu_2.pdf
                                                                            What’s in the Name?
               Physical Activity Corner                                     Pronunciation: kăb’ĭj
                     Crossing with Cabbage
                                                                            Spanish name: cole
                                                                            Family:        Brassicaceae
Objective: Students will develop
endurance to maintain heart health.                                         Genus:         Brassica
                                                                            Species:       Brassica oleracea
Supplies: World map, tickets, and a track
(or a run loop)                                                             Cabbage is a cole crop of the Mustard family
                                                                            (Brassicaceae) and its varietal name, B. oleracea
Activity Time: 20 minutes a day
                                                                            Capitata, distinguishes this cruciferous vegetable
Activity:                                                                   asbeing “in the form of a head.” The species B.
After your students have calculated the distance between Europe and         oleracea, or wild cabbage, is grouped into seven
America, have your students run or jog the distance by the end of           major cultivars based on development. Within the
month!!!                                                                    Capitata Group are the green, red, purple, Chinese
                                                                            (Napa) and savoy varieties which belong to another
 Give each student a ticket for every lap they complete.                    species, B. rapa.

 At the end of the 20 minutes collect all the tickets.

 Have one student add up the number of tickets. As a class multiply
 the length of the track by the number of tickets to determine the
 distance traveled.

 Mark on your world map how far you have traveled.
 Repeat until your students and the cabbage reach
 America!                                                                   Source: http://www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/
                                                                            Winter/Cabbages/Cab_edu_2.pdf

        Getting the Grade                                                                          March Events
    API scores improve when
    students limit screen time.                                                                             ⇒
  With spring testing around the
  corner, encourage students to                                                                Network for a Healthy California-
     turn off the TV and get at                                                                Monrovia Unified School District
    least one hour of physical                                                                      1831 Santa Fe Place
                                                                                                    Monrovia, CA 91016
         activity each day!
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                           www.cachampionsforchange.net for healthy tips. •California Department of Public Health

				
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Description: High nutritional value of cabbage, its greatest feature is rich in cellulose, can promote intestinal peristalsis, help digestion and prevent constipation. Choose to eat two meals a day cabbage, either boiled or fried in can achieve a good weight loss.