ERIC Number: ED197881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Food and You. Books I, II, and III and Leaders Guide.
Because teenage girls often have the poorest eating practices of any age group, and because they need more essential nutrients than at any other time of their lives except during pregnancy and lactation, the purpose of the unit, intended for American Indian girls, is to instill in them the rules of good nutrition and good eating habits. The unit stresses the following concepts: (1) nutrition affects a girl's health; (2) long ago tribal people probably had good diets; (3) fruits and vegetables, grains, and milk are important parts of a person's diet; (4) one must have a well balanced diet when dieting; (5) breakfast is an important meal; (6) snack foods can be healthful or they can be empty-caloried; and (7) school breakfast programs and lunch programs can help girls have good nutrition. The unit includes books for girls 9 to 11, 12 to 14, and 15 to 18. Background information for all ages is in the book for 15 to 18 year olds. Because long ago tribal diets were probably very healthful, some of the learning activities emphasize traditional tribal foods. The game "Bingo Lingo" is written in the Chippewa language. It may be necessary to re-write the game if the girls speak a different tribal language. The unit also includes posters and games and directions for ordering supplemental material. The leaders' guide contains additional learning activities as well as instructions for teaching the concepts contained in the girls' books. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Eating Habits, Females, Food, Foods Instruction, Games, Individual Development, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Ojibwa, Tribes
Women's Education Resources, Univ. of Wisconsin Extension, 430 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53589 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.