ERIC Number: ED121460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
Leader's Handbook for a Nutrition and Food Course. Parent Education in Nutrition and Food: A Series of Ten Lessons for Parents.
This booklet presents a 10-lesson curriculum guide for teaching mothers of Head Start children to plan, purchase, prepare, and serve food more efficiently and economically. Leaders of programs in nutrition education for Head Start parents must complete a Leaders Training Course, taught by a professional nutritionist or home economist. The first part of the booklet offers suggestions concerning the initiation and implementation of a nutrition program for Head Start parents. Included are: (1) methods to reach parents and maintain interest in the program; (2) what to teach (i.e., daily food requirements, planning meals); and (3) suggestions for displays and exhibitis. The second portion of the booklet presents a series of 10 lessons on nutrition and food. Topics of the lessons are: (1) food customs; (2) the four food groups (milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals); (3) marketing and food selection; (4) the use of donated foods; (5) a discussion of proper homemaking; and (6) planning a family meal as a graduation exercise for the program.(BRT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.