ERIC Number: ED121883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Nutrition Education Curricula: Relevance, Design and the Problem of Change. Educational Studies and Documents, New Series, Number 18.
Griffin, Gary A.; Light, Luise
Five chapters address various issues in nutrition education curricula: national development, nutrition, and the role of education; roots of nutritional behavior and program planning; curriculum design and the planning process; problems and prospects of educational change; and community and educational support for school nutrition programs. Chapter 1 describes the nature and scope of nutrition problems in the world and the central role of education in working toward solutions which contribute to national development and world peace. Chapter 2 examines the origins of food habits and other behaviors which influence program planning and the nutritional status of individuals. An approach to planning school nutrition education programs which takes account of the specific causes of malnutrition in communities and available strategies for improvement is offered. Chapter 3 discusses curriculum design from three pedagogical points of view and suggests a planning process out of which designs might emerge. Chapter 4 focuses on persons in the school setting and on the school as a social organization and addresses the difficulties involved in changing educational institutions and programs which will effect the introduction of nutrition education in school programs. The focus of Chapter 5 is on relevant support considered vital to the institution of a new program of instruction in nutrition. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Eating Habits, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Educational Programs, Educational Responsibility, Health Education, National Programs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Social Change, Social Organizations, Social Structure
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).