ERIC Number: ED346101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Self-Responsibility IV: Nutrition Education Curriculum Guide. Prekindergarten-Grade 4.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
This is the first part of a three-part curriculum guide dedicated to improving the nutritional status of children and adolescents as well as inspiring lifetime habits of healthy eating. It is also a total nutrition education program that encompasses nutritional aspects of the child's daily life both at school and at home. Teachers are provided with specific grade-level lesson plans and learning activities that include student handouts and worksheets, teacher resource pages, and overhead transparency masters. The guide is organized into five sections. The first section describes the program including cultural awareness information, the interaction of nutrition education with school food service, parent involvement, and program visibility. Section 2 provides implementation of the ESR IV curriculum guide. The third section addresses modifying ESR IV for special populations. Section 4 presents an instructor's resource guide for teaching nutrition education. The final section presents prekindergarten through grade 4 nutrition lessons highlighting the influence of different cultural groups on Texas civilization. Nine appendices include: suggested teacher resources; bibliography; a pattern for daily food choices and school breakfast and lunch patterns; recommended dietary allowances; a food composition table; dietary guidelines for Americans; a glossary of terms; suggested instructional strategies; and a health hotline of agencies and organizations. (LL)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Habit Formation, Health Promotion, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Lunch Programs, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Special Needs Students, State Curriculum Guides
Publications Distributions Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
Identifiers: Child Nutrition Act 1966; Department of Agriculture; Food and Nutrition Services; Texas
Note: For grades 5-8 and grades 9-12 curriculum guides, see SP 033 891-892.