CHOP Grant Parent Newsletter
June 2018

Fun Facts about Carrots

  • Carrots come in many different colors including orange, purple, red, yellow, and white.

  • Carrots are root vegetables like beets and grow underground.

  • They can be eaten raw, boiled, or roasted.

  • Carrots have the largest amount of vitamin A (beta carotene) compared to other vegetables.

  • The Spanish word for carrots is Zanahoria.

Produce Tips

  • Pick carrots that are smooth, firm and crisp.

  • Refrigerate carrots in a bag for up to 2 weeks.

  • Wash carrots before eating them.


Involve Kids in Cooking

  • They can wash the carrots.

  • They can mix the ingredients together in the tangy carrot salad recipe.

Family Recipe
This recipe is a perfect side dish for warm summer nights. 

  • Table Talk
    Engage your kids when they try carrots during meal time.

    • Ask them- What does it taste like? Are they soft? Crunchy? Sweet? Salty?

Learning new knife skills takes practice, here are 5 ways to cut carrots.
More Carrot Fun


See the carrots in the ground 

I pull them up without a sound 

I wash and clean them up and down 

I love to eat them all year round!
*Adapted from



Position hands and arms in a point to form a carrot, and point to the ground

Pull them out

Scrub up and down with your palms of your hands

Pretend to bring carrots to your mouth and eat!


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