ERIC Number: ED194200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
SPEAC for Nutrition: Preschool Unit. A Cooperative Adventure in Preschool Nutrition Education.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
Developed by the United States Department of Agriculture's SPEAC (Student Parent Educator Administrator Children) for Nutrition Demonstration Project, these four nutrition education curriculum components are designed to promote health and beneficial nutrition practices among preschool children. The SPEAC Preschool Unit is divided into three subsections: (1) foods for growth and development; (2) food selection and consumption for health; and (3) food in relation to cultural, social, psychological and physiological aspects of life. The Teacher Workshop materials assist the teaching staff in implementing the nutrition curriculum by increasing teachers' awareness of children's habits and attitudes, acquaintance with the SPEAC curriculum, lesson planning skills and cooperative abilities. The Parent Unit involves parents in a workshop of nutrition activities, program explanation, menu planning and basic nutrition information for the young child and suggests how to coordinate nutrition experiences and learning at the child care site and in the home. A 10 session/20 hour Workshop for Child Care Center Cooks involves cooks, preschool children and staff in nutrition education activities, promotes cooks' awareness of adequate nutrition for young children and meal planning abilities, and focuses on the operation of child care food service centers. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Demonstration Programs, Eating Habits, Food, Food Service, Improvement Programs, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Units of Study, Workshops
Minnesota Curriculum Services Center, 3544 White Bear Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.