ERIC Number: ED248246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Nutrition Education Curriculum. Kindergarten Curriculum.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Six major concepts form the framework for this kindergarten nutrition education curriculum: (1) Food is essential for all living things (learning to identify foods and food sources); (2) Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it (recognizing the relationship between body growth and the ingestion of food); (3) Food is made up of different nutrients needed for health and growth (recognizing the importance of food and eating a variety of foods); (4) All persons throughout life need the same nutrients, but in different amounts (recognizing bodily needs and becoming acquainted with nutrients); (5) Food production and sanitation affect food quality (identifying food supplies, learning to distinguish various forms of food, and recognizing the importance of personal hygiene); and (6) Eating is a behavioral activity which affects individuals socially, emotionally, and physiologically (learning the importance of good table manners). Learning activities are outlined for each concept, accompanied by illustrations and suggested resources for teachers. Supplementary materials are provided. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.