ERIC Number: ED205417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Balanced Diet: "Eater's Digest". Health and the Consumer.
Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
This consumer education learning activity package is one of a series of six Project SCAT (Skills for Consumer Applied Today) units. It teaches secondary level students about the importance of a balanced diet and what nutrients are most important to good health. The package includes instructions for the teacher, suggestions for activities, lists of materials, student activity worksheets, a student resource booklet of background readings, and answer keys. Content taught includes the nutritional values of various foods, trends in eating habits, effects of advertising on eating habits, and possible dangers of the typical American diet. Students are involved in many different kinds of activities. For example, students read and discuss short readings in the resource booklet and view and discuss films. In one worksheet activity listing good food sources of essential vitamins, students are asked to check off the foods they are eating. At the end of one week they score the chart to see if they are cheating themselves out of vitamins, proteins, and minerals. In another activity, students choose and analyze a television or magazine ad for a food or drink product. Other activities involve students in taking attitude surveys, examining food labeling, and analyzing graphs. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Advertising, Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Foods Instruction, Health Education, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, P.O. Box 1948, Kissimmee, FL 32741 (Six units in this series are $29.50, for cost of each unit contact the project).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.