Winter Squash

Photograph of a butternut squash cut in half.

Nothing warms up a cold day like a hot bowl of winter squash soup. The nutrition education resources below provide more information about Butternut, Hubbard, Acorn and other winter squashes.



Winter Squash Recipes

USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.

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Watch Your Garden Grow: Winter Squash

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on Winter Squash including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage and nutritional information and preparation techniques.


Winter Squash

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

Web site contains PDF files of newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other nutrition education materials related to winter squash. Bookmark, newsletter and recipes are available in large type.


Florida Food Fare: Winter Squash (PDF | 29KB)

University of Florida Extension.

This 3 page fact sheet reviews the availability, nutritional information and selection recommendations for winter squash. The use and preparation methods of winter squash are also provided, as well as several healthy recipes.


Winter Squash Newsletter (PDF | 1MB)

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

This newsletter provides a wealth of nutrition education material specific to Winter Squash. Mini articles review selection, storage and preparation tips, and one page is devoted to reviewing the many varieties of winter squash complete with colored photographs and in depth descriptions. Several recipes are provided as well as games and puzzles.


Winter Squash: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 326 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document provides a broad overview of winter squash including availability, selection, storage, and preparation. Nutrition highlights and recipes containing winter squash are also included.


Acorn Squash: Nutrition. Selection. Storage.

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for acorn squash and tips on how to select, store and prepare it. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Acorn Squash, that gives new and different ways to add this vegetable to your diet.


Butternut: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for butternut squash and tips on how to select, store and prepare it. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Butternut Squash, that gives new and different ways to add this vegetable to your diet.


Hubbarb Squash: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for hubbarb squash and tips on how to select, store and prepare it.