ERIC Number: ED331591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
New Unesco Project To Improve Primary School Performance through Improved Nutrition and Health. First Technical Report. Nutrition Education Series, Issue 18.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.
A new Unesco project seeks to increase the capacity of developing countries to strengthen primary school academic performance by improving children's nutrition and health status. The first technical meeting of the new project took place in Stockholm, Sweden, in April 1989. Three working groups were formed which focused on assessment, intervention, and research. The assessment group determined that assessment of nutrition problems must be done at both a national and community level; and by parent and teacher observations, mid-level health workers, and medical doctors. The group also indicated that assessment of educational factors must be done by teachers and education professionals. The intervention group determined a protocol for planning school nutrition and health services by ministries of education; and indicated the resources and constraints for dealing with five priority health conditions. The research group made suggestions for applying prevalence analysis, observational research, and experimental intervention research to a list of common nutrition and health problems; and described six specific research programs. Suggested readings and a list of participants are included in this report. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.