ERIC Number: ED213692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition in Bite Size Pieces. Nutrition Education in the K-6 Classroom.
Lackey, Carolyn J.; Kolasa, Kathryn M.
This booklet presents basic nutrition background information and class activities for teachers of kindergarten through sixth grade. It is divided into five units. In the first unit, the six nutrient groups (carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water) are listed with descriptions of their functions and sources. A discussion is included of the special dietary needs of the school aged child. Unit 2 discusses the different food groups, daily food needs, and balancing food selections in menus. School meals, snacks, breakfast needs, and food behavior patterns are also addressed. Growing and processing food are the topics of the third unit. In Unit 4, consumer information is presented, including: nutrition labeling, unit pricing, cents-off coupons, and other factors influencing decisions on food buying. Unit 5 offers information on nutrition and health, obesity, dental disease, and iron deficiency anemia. A list of organizations, agencies, and publications that offer information on nutrition is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Class Activities, Consumer Education, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Food Service, Health Education, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Health, Self Care Skills
Food Science & Human Nutrition, Attn: K. Kolasa, Room l, Human Ecology, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition.