ERIC Number: ED418954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Team Nutrition's Teacher Handbook: Tips, Tools, and Jewels for Busy Educators.
Shepherd, Sandra K.; Whitehead, Constance S.
This teacher support manual helps elementary educators teach proper nutrition to students in pre-K through grade 5. It provides a summary of all the background and tools teachers will need to do what they want with the Team Nutrition/Scholastic curricula. There is brief background information on nutrition basics; step-by-step instructions for using the Food Guide Pyramid and food labels; lesson-by-lesson planners for integrating the activities into regular classes; and tips from teachers who have paved the way. The six sections focus on "Healthful Eating"; "Making Food Choices for a Healthy Diet"; "The Food Guide Pyramid: A Powerful Tool for Shaping Healthy Diets"; "The Food Label: A Tool for Savvy Shoppers"; "Tips and Precautions for Sharing Foods in the Classroom"; and"Additional Resources". The 22 appendixes provide teacher tips in such areas as the Food Guide Pyramid; fats; sugar; placing combination foods in the Pyramid; Asian-American foods and the Pyramid; Hispanic-American foods and the Pyramid; a sample menu; a food diary; sample goals and objectives; personal goals; a sample food label; a sample letter to a supermarket manager; a library request form; and a sample thank you letter to the newspaper. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Note: When distributed by USDA, comes with "Educator's Introductory Audio Tape," not referred to in text. For other "Team Nutrition" Publications, see SP 037 921-922.