ERIC Number: ED222253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
School Nutrition and Food Service Techniques for Children with Exceptional Needs: Guidelines for Food Service Personnel, Teachers, Aides, Volunteers, and Parents.
Gunther, Margaret L.; Troftgruben, Judith A.
Designed to help school food service personnel, teachers, aides, and volunteers extend the benefits of the school meal program to handicapped children, this manual discusses eating problems resulting from such conditions as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, blindness, orthopedic handicaps, and other health impairments. Specific recommendations are made in the areas of (1) helping school food service personnel modify school menus, (2) modifying the cafeteria setting, (3) providing staffing and inservice training, and (4) using special food service equipment such as spoons with curved handles, dishes with sloping sides, and modified drinking utensils. In addition, guidelines for classroom teachers, aides, and volunteers are provided for assessing eating skills, creating a successful mealtime environment, teaching eating skills, and dealing with conditions related to handicaps such as obesity, low body weight, and drug effects. Ideas for teaching nutrition to handicapped children are offered, and guides for informing parents about proper feeding techniques for their children are provided in both English and Spanish. Other resources provided in the manual include a list of related agencies, a glossary of terms, and selected references. (RH)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Dining Facilities, Disabilities, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Handling Facilities, Food Service, Guidelines, Health Needs, Individual Needs, Nutrition, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Self Care Skills, Special Needs Students, State Programs
Publication Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($1.00, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Child Nutrition Services.
Identifiers: California; Facilitative Environments; Menu Planning