ERIC Number: ED220561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Nutrition Education and Training Program. Public Law 95-166. Annual Evaluation Report, September 1, 1981-June 30, 1982.
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
The 1981 Nutrition and Education Training Program described in this report is a continuation of activities begun in 1979 in the Baltimore, Maryland public schools. In 1981, the project integrated the objectives and learning activities developed during 1979 and 1980 into elementary and secondary education health, home economics, and science curriculum guides; held curriculum implementation workshops for secondary teachers of those subjects; implemented an accredited inservice course on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching nutrition to elementary and secondary school students for teachers and cafeteria managers; and provided community nutrition information dissemination workshops. Evaluation of the project involved pretesting and posttesting of teachers who participated in training; field testing of the curriculum guides by selected teachers who had received training; pretesting and posttesting of students in the tryout classes; and surveys of teachers' and students' nutrition opinions and food attitudes. Findings indicated that in general, teachers found the guides helpful. Some teachers identified specific problems in the use of the guides. Teachers demonstrated few overall changes in knowledge from pretest to posttest, while students indicated a need for more work in all areas. Pretest to posttest changes in nutrition opinions and food attitudes were found. Recommendations for improving the guides are presented. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Tests, Food Service, Health Education, Home Economics, Inservice Teacher Education, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Personnel, Science Education, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.