National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first Wednesday in October and is an annual celebration.
Kale is not only a superfood, it is a superhero when it comes to health. Kale is the queen of the cruciferous vegetable family (which also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts and bok choy) which means you get plant-based power in your diet that goes well beyond just standard vitamin and minerals. Kale is packed with special phytonutrient molecules making it a power plant that can fight obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
In fact, just a few cups of kale daily may have the power to battle cancer, inflammation, and low moods. Add to that protein, high levels of vitamin C and K, iron, omega-3, and fiber — nutrients that many Americans are sorely missing from their diet.
Kale is not only nutrient-dense, it also happens to be hearty, which means it travels well and lasts for up to a week when stored in a loose paper or plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper. It’s also extremely versatile.
Economical but also accessible, kale is one of the easiest crops for local farmers to grow and the ideal way to celebrate local American farming. It’s happy grown in a small strip of land, in a garden pot, or can even be grown on a playground in this plant tower.
So join the kale revolution! Be a part of Team Kale, and help spread the health in your community.
A Healthy America Runs on Kale!
- INCREASE AWARENESS of kale’s incredible health benefits
- ACKNOWLEDGE kale’s culinary versatility, and
- INCREASE APPRECIATION for local sources of kale while supporting local farming.
How to Get Involved
- Join Team Kale
- Be a Kale Hero Parent — Bring home the kale!
- Teachers — Get kale in your classroom!
- Healthcare Providers — Prescribe kale!
- Cooks and Foodies — Cook up kale meals, you’ll love the taste and versatility.
- Just for Kids — Use this clever guide to get kids hooked on kale!
- Kale-ophiles — vegan, vegetarians and lale-ophiles, help promote a plant-based diet.
- Kale Newbies — Try these 10 awesome, easy ways to enjoy kale!