ERIC Number: ED366452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Healthy Bodies: Nutrition Education for Day Care Providers.
Viebrock, Margaret A.; Berry, Holly
This booklet discusses the important role that day care providers can play in ensuring that children eat healthy snacks and meals and learn good eating habits. Section one of the booklet examines snack foods, discusses the difference between nutritious and less-nutritious snacks, and recommends snack foods appropriate for different age groups. Section two addresses the problem of "picky" eaters and how to handle such children. Section three considers the case of overweight children, explaining how inactivity, poor food choices, and parental attitudes toward food can play a role in obesity, and suggesting food choices and preparation ideas for such children. Part four looks at the important role that vitamins and minerals play in good nutrition and recommends specific food sources for important vitamins and minerals. Part five outlines ways in which teachers can instruct children about different foods and why they should eat a variety of foods, providing examples of specific activities. Part six discusses food preparation ideas that can involve children, suggesting menu items that children and their teachers can prepare together. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Idaho Univ., Moscow. Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: A Pacific Northwest Extension publication.