ERIC Number: ED184686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Educator's Guide: Food Experiences for Young Children.
Randell, Jill; And Others
The purpose of the materials and experiences presented in this guide is to help preschool aged children develop healthful food habits through food and nutrition activities. Many of the materials may be familiar, but some original suggestions have been developed in response to contemporary nutritional issues, particularly television advertising and sugar. A wide variety of experiences have been included so teachers can select those most appropriate for their children. The majority of activities will be most appropriate for children three and four years old. The guide contains many ideas for involving parents. Activities are presented in four sections: Delicious Discoveries; Food for a Healthy You; Sweets Can Turn You Sour; and Television Tells It Like It Isn't. Each section represents one or more nutritional goals considered important by nutritionists, teachers, day care providers, and parents. Each section contains an overview followed by a statement of nutritional goals, a child-oriented planning chart, activities, and ideas for evaluation. The nutrition goals will not all apply to all children at any one time. The planning chart allows the teacher to select units in terms of several learner characteristics. Suggestions for involving parents is the last component within each of the activity sections. The evaluation section contains suggested techniques for assessing the nutrition outcomes. Additional sections list some nutritious recipes and snack ideas, resources, songs, puppet shows, and stories. Sample forms for planning additional activities and evaluation are included in the appendix. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Evaluation, Food, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Music Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Puppetry, Story Telling, Television Commercials
Mailing Room 7, Research Park, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($20.00; Set of 3 also contains "Nutrition Activities: Preschoolers and Parents" and "Early Childhood Educator's Nutrition Handbook.")
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.