Florida Folks Have the Right Idea -- They Like Greens! - poster, ca. 1940s

Florida Folks Have the Right Idea -- They Like Greens! - poster, ca. 1940s

Transcript

FLORIDA FOLKS HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA--
They Like Greens!

All kinds of greens are rich in vitamin A -- one of the vitamins we need to keep eyes and eyelids healthy.

Turnip greens, collards, and kale supply CALCIUM and IRON as well as vitamin A --
Calcium helps build bones and teeth.
Iron helps make good, red blood.

All kinds of greens are good for you --- but turnips, collards, and kale are better than beet greens, chard, or spinach --- (Why doesn't somebody tell POPEYE these things?

EAT GREENS TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK -- or oftener if you like.

Cook them in a LITTLE boiling water until they are just tender. Don't cook them all day; don't cook them all morning; the longer they cook the LESS food value they have.

If you like greens cooked with bacon or fat meat, cook the bacon first; when it is done, then add the greens.

USE THE POT LIQUOR!

WHY NOT RAISE YOUR OWN GREENS?

Have them fresh all the year 'round!

Nutrition Service, State Board of Health, Jacksonville 1, Florida

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series S419, Box 35, Folder 4

Description

Poster produced by the Florida State Board of Health encouraging Floridians to eat more greens. The poster explains the high vitamin content of turnip greens, collards, and kale, even mentioning that these three greens are even better than spinach ('Why doesn't somebody tell Popeye these things?'). The poster also includes brief cooking instructions.