Totally Veggies

Vegetables are crucial to your health. In this course, learn shopping and storage tips, cooking techniques, helpful videos and handouts, and easy recipes.
Totally Veggies - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 6
Length: 8 hours
Language: English
Note: This course offers 8 PDE Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion.

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Vegetables are vitally important to our health. They supply us with the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals needed to keep our bodies healthy. But many people don't eat nearly enough vegetables in their regular diet. Did you know the USDA recommends that adults eat between 17 to 21 cups of vegetables a week?

In the Totally Veggies online course, you will find the tools and the knowledge you need to incorporate vegetables into your diet. Each lesson focuses on a specific vegetable group and their health benefits: dark green leafy vegetables, deep orange vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, and root vegetables. Using videos as well as convenient handouts, Totally Veggies provides you with cooking techniques, helpful tips, and many easy recipes that anyone can use.

Once you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. This course also offers 8 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Act 48 credits. To receive these credits, you must provide your PPID # and approve for Penn State to release your educational information for Act 48 purposes when registering. Additionally, you must pass a final quiz with a minimum score of 70%. Once you pass, it may take up to a month for your credits to be reported to and verified by PDE. Last, due to PDE requirements you will be emailed an Impact Evaluation from a Penn State Extension educator about a month after you've completed this course. Note: You can take this course and NOT receive Act 48 credits. For more information about Act 48 credits, visit the PDE Continuing Education web page.

Who is this for?
  • Anyone who wishes to improve their diet and health, and learn easy new cooking techniques and recipes
What will you learn?

You will learn how to:

  • understand the health benefits of vegetables
  • know recommended servings of different vegetable groups
  • select and store vegetables
  • implement basic cooking techniques and preparation tips
  • outline strategies for eating with the family
  • follow many easy recipes.


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