ERIC Number: ED184685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Educator's Nutrition Handbook.
Olson, Christine; And Others
This nutrition handbook is designed to provide enough information on nutrition and food habits to enable early childhood educators to add a nutrition dimension to children's learning activities. Topics covered are the role of nutrition in growth during the preschool years; nutrients and their functions; selecting a healthy diet; common nutritional problems of young children; prevention of atherosclerosis and hypertension through good nutrition; food facts and fallacies; influences on food habits; the eating behavior of preschool children; the educator's role in developing good food habits; and nutrition education in preschool centers. Included in the appendices are national health statistics on growth standards, a list of the sources and functions of important nutrients, and recommended dietary allowances of the major nutrients. (SS)
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, Health Activities, Health Needs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
Mailing Room 7, Research Park, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($20.00; Set of 3 also contains "Educator's Guide: Food Experiences for Young Children" and "Nutrition Activities: Preschoolers and Parents").
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.
Note: For related documents, see PS 011 324-326