ERIC Number: ED021644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-30
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Head Start Evaluation and Research Center, University of Kansas. Report No. VIII, Physical Development of Children in the Head Start Program in the Central United States.
Bass, William; And Others
Information on the nutritional habits of 154 Head Start children from rural, small city, and metropol tan areas in the central United States was obtained from questionnaires answered by the children's mothers. The information was restricted to what foods the children liked and disliked, except that a determination of the quantity of milk consumed per day by each child was attempted. In addition, a 1-week menu from each Head Start center involved was analyzed to check its nutrient sufficiency. The data indicated that over 80 percent of all children were reported as receiving three or more glasses of milk per day. There was no significant differences in preferences of foods between the three groups of children, nor were there significant differences in the menus of Head Start centers in the three areas. The menus were all satisfactory. It was concluded that if the children received their preferred food frequently, their nutritional needs would be met quite well, although no such indications of consumption quantities, other than for milk, were obtained. A short report on the anthropometric measurements of Head Start children is also included. (WD)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Human Development.