ERIC Number: ED394645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Eat Well, Learn Well.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Div.
New research has found a clear connection between nutrition and learning. This document highlights the importance of good nutrition in preparing children to learn and identifies California schools' crucial role in building healthy eating habits. The role of nutrition services in a comprehensive school health system--including the development of a nutrition policy, access to nutritious meals, and nutrition education is discussed. The importance of creating partnerships that include parents and community members, in part by setting up advisory groups that address broad policy issues, is stressed. The conclusion lists California agencies and contact information for those interested in implementing healthy food choices and a greater emphasis on nutrition in their districts. Checklists for action are included for superintendents and school board members, principals, and the director of child nutrition services. Contains 17 references and a summary of organizational resources. (DR)
Descriptors: Child Health, Cognitive Development, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, School Community Relationship
California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 (Item No. 1208; 25 copies, $8.50, minimum order).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Div.
Identifiers: California; School Breakfast Program; School Lunch Program