ERIC Number: ED241122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Making Mealtime a Happy Time for Preschoolers: A Guide for Teachers. 1982 Edition.
Lundin, Janet, Ed.; Smith, Theodore, Ed.
Practical suggestions for improving the mealtime environment in child care centers are provided for child development personnel. Nine factors to ensure a successful mealtime environment are given along with suggestions for introducing new foods and for encouraging independence and socialization during mealtime. A section dealing with special circumstances such as slow eaters, obese children, allergies, and special diets is followed by ways to encourage children to participate in many aspects of the meal including planning the menu, growing the food, preparing the food, decorating and setting the table, and cleaning up. It is recommended that a statement of nutrition philosophy for a child care center be formulated. (A sample philosophy statement is included.) (JH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development Specialists, Childhood Attitudes, Day Care Centers, Dining Facilities, Eating Habits, Food, Guidelines, Nutrition, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Teacher Role
Bureau of Publications, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($7.50 for 10 copies, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.