National Eat Your Vegetables Day

In case you haven’t already fallen in love with eating vegetables, National Eat Your Vegetables Day will help do just that.

When Is National Eat Your Vegetables Day?

National Eat Your Vegetables Day is celebrated on June 17 every year. The next National Eat Your Vegetables Day falls on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

National Eat Your Vegetables Day.


Here are some frequently asked questions on vegetables.

What to do on National Eat Your Vegetables Day?

This day is all about trying new vegetables and making colorful dishes. Therefore, you can start by making a plan of which vegetables to try and swap the french fries with a salad or baked potato with a sweet potato.

However, make sure you follow the “five (full vegetable servings) a day” rule. These can include a salad, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, and some vegetables you might not have yet tried are taro, yucca, and jackfruit. You may also try to host a gathering to enjoy the food with your family or friends or take them out to a vegetarian restaurant.

Why should I eat more vegetables?

For one, most vegetables are incredibly healthy and include a range of nutrients. They do say that the more colorful a meal is, the more beneficial it will be. Other than that, some vegetables help bring out the enhanced taste in various dishes, and, by buying vegetables, you will also be supporting your local farmers.

What are other fruit and vegetable celebrations?

National Picnic Month, National Produce Misting Day, National Asparagus Month, Watermelon Day, Caesar Salad Day, and National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month are some other fruit and vegetable celebrations days.

Fun Facts

The word “vegetable” became part of English in the 15th century and is derived from Old French. That derived it from the Medieval Latin word “vegtabilis,” meaning growing.

As of 2018, 8% of the world population is vegetarian.

According to various studies, an average college-age adult needs 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables every day.

Onions are the world’s most used vegetable.

Most nutrients in potatoes are just below the skin layer.

In the US, tomatoes are the most widely-used vegetable.

Tomatoes were considered a fruit before a ruling by the Supreme Court in 1893.

Negative-calorie foods are a complete myth.

Vegetables are equally nutritious in every form, fresh, liquid, and frozen.

Brussel sprouts are one of the least-liked vegetables in the world but are one of the most nutritious.

Broccoli contains more proteins than an equal amount of steak.

Informational Facts about Vegetables

Holding a slice of bread when cutting onions can help with the tears.

Eating a lot of carrots can temporarily turn your skin yellowish-orange.

In 1996, taken by the space shuttle Columbia, potatoes became the first food to be grown in space.

Chicago is named after garlic, “Chicagaoua” is the Indian word for wild garlic.

Pumpkins first appeared in the 17th century, when the Cinderella fairy tale was produced.

Broccoli was once considered “exotic.”

Eggplant is called a “crazy apple” in Italy because of the belief that an eggplant-rich diet can turn a person mad.

By attaching electrodes to lemon, you can use it as a battery!

Radishes were paid as wages to Egyptian laborers who built the pyramids.


What do you call a cellular network for vegetables?
A celery network.

What’s the strongest vegetable?
A muscle sprout.

What do you call a song about fruits and vegetables?

What kind of vegetable is jealous?
A green bean!

How do vegetables greet each other?

What’s another name for a vegetable that makes you turn and scratch?
Spin itch.

What vegetables are a sailor’s enemy?

What vegetable do you need when you get a flat tire?

What is green and goes to summer camp?
A Brussels scout.

What did he lettuce say to the celery?
Quit stalking me!

How did the vegetables ask to be paid more?
Lettuce have a raisin celery.

Why shouldn’t you tell secrets in a cornfield?
There are two many ears!’

What vegetable can work as a sports announcer?
A common tater.

Which vegetable tells us how old a taxi is?

What do you get if you cross a dog with a vegetable?
A Broc-collie!

Vegetable Puns

I can’t find my vegetables. Hopefully, they’ll turnip soon.

I just turned down a job at my local fruit and veg shop. They offered to pay me vegetables. The celery was unacceptable.

The veggie lover was a total stalker.

We lost our dog at the grocery store while buying vegetables. If you see him, lettuce know.

My friend has a vegetable-themed bakery—what a spud-muffin.

Many vegetables live above ground. Not onions, though; onions have lairs.

The only vegetable I find slightly cool is a rad-ish.

By adding 14 carrots into soup, we can turn it into gold!

Too tired, I’m out of a-spare-gas.

Potatoes always make good detectives because they keep their eyes peeled.

When two peas fight, we get black peas.

Vegetable puns make me feel good from my head tomatoes.

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Turnip. Ah, Turnip who? Turnip the radio, please.

You know fungi have to pay extra on the bus because they take up too mushroom.

Every day I’m brusselin’.

He ra-dishes it out, but he can’t take it.

I’ve never bean this way.

Don’t kale my vibe.

Quotes for Vegetable Lovers

The more colorful the food, the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits.
Misty May-Treanor

Eat your vegetables, have a positive outlook. Be kind to people, and smile.
Dan Buettner

We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it – because they do.
Michael Greger

The only way to get vegetables at a diner late at night is to order the omelet. A feta cheese and broccoli omelette.
Lisa Loeb

This cabbage, these carrots, these potatoes, these onions will soon become me. Such a tasty fact!
Mike Garofalo

Vegetables, herbs, and spices. If you can combine those ingredients, that would be the best dish you’d ever cook!
Rinrin Marinka

You can eat a lot more vegetables than you can cotton candy. Bring on the veggies. Stay away from the fluffy carbs.
Stephen Furst

By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.
David H. Murdock

To get the best results, you must talk to your vegetables.
Prince Charles

Eat lots of fresh vegetables, drink water, exercise often, and meditate daily.
Gretchen Bleiler

My passion is about motivating as many families as possible to learn about vegetables and healthy eating together.
Jennie Garth

Vegetable Captions for Instagram

  • Time to celery-brate!
  • Total laughing stalk.
  • Taters gonna tate!
  • Keep calm and eat more veggies.
  • Eating healthy!
  • Munching on healthy foods.
  • Eat your greens.
  • Healthy food, healthy vibes.
  • Do your squats and eat your vegetables!
  • People who love to eat vegetables are the best people!
  • Eat healthy, feel healthy.
  • Good food is a good mood.
  • Eat your vegetables they said.


  • #NationalVegetableDay
  • #EatYour Veggies
  • #Youarewhatyoueat
  • #eathealthy

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