ERIC Number: ED219147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition Education Programs for the Classroom (Pre-K - 12).
This volume describes 232 projects funded by the Nutrition Education and Training Program of the New Jersey State Department of Education between 1979 and 1980. Broad in scope and diversity, the programs represent an effort to fulfill the needs of children, with primary school students receiving the most attention. Of the 232 programs carried to completion, half address children in kindergarten through 6th grade, 39 programs are for preschool children, 46 are for students in 7th through 12th grade, and 31 are for students in special education. The common, overriding goal of all of the programs is to enhance nutrition knowledge and encourage nutrition practices, behaviors, and attitudes among students, their parents, and the community. In addition to teaching basic nutrition concepts, each program has more immediate objectives which vary with the needs of its own students and the needs of the community. Variables addressed by the programs include ethnic factors, socioeconomic conditions, grade level, general community and parental interest and involvement, numbers of gifted and talented students, the prominence and needs of special education students, career and guidance concerns, interdisciplinary interests, and general teacher and administrative support and creativity. Introductory remarks assert that these programs can be readily implemented in other classrooms because they require little money and demand of the teacher no formal training in nutrition. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of School Programs.
Identifiers: New Jersey; Nutrition Education and Training Program