ERIC Number: ED206129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Doorway to Nutrition: A Nutrition Education Program for the Handicapped.
Craft, Patricia; Herring, Blanche
The curriculum guide contains objectives and activities for teaching nutrition education to trainable mentally retarded students. Section I explains nutrition education as a means of promoting positive attitudes about food and developing the knowledge and abilities to make healthful food selections. Nutrition education as it relates to the handicapped is considered and some of the principles and procedures important to nutrition education are defined. Section II contains, in chart form, information for teachers such as the four basic food groups and five common groups of essential nutrients. Section III briefly outlines the curriculum's format. A fourth section, which makes up the bulk of the document, contains tables listing objectives, behaviors, conditions, and criteria of acceptable performance for nutrition education area goals and objectives. Among the areas included are food identification, categorization of common foods, balanced diet, weight control, and dental health. Appendixes to this section include lists of common foods and condiments, and illustrations for use in nutrition education activities. Section V, also a major portion of the document, provides activities for each of the objective areas. Final sections provide a bibliography and list of resources. (SB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Food, Learning Activities, Moderate Mental Retardation, Nutrition Instruction
Instructional Services Director, Rockland County BOCES, 61 Parrott Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Rockland County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, West Nyack, NY.