ERIC Number: ED248247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition Education Curriculum. First Grade Curriculum.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Six major concepts form the framework for this first grade nutrition education curriculum: (1) Food is essential for all living things (identifying basic food groups and classifying processed foods into basic food groups); (2) Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it (recognizing how food choices are related to a healthy body, characteristics of a healthy person, and understanding that food eaten is related to growth); (3) Food is made up of different nutrients needed for health and growth (identifying nutritious food and snacks); (4) All persons throughout life need the same nutrients, but in different amounts (recognizing that all family members can plan meals using the basic food groups and realizing how serving sizes differ in the family); (5) Food production and sanitation affect food quality (understanding how food is marketed and the necessity of cleanliness in dealing with food); and (6) Eating is a behavioral activity which affects individuals socially, emotionally, and physiologically (recognizing the necessity of good table manners and making food choices from a menu). Class activities are outlined for each concept and accompanied by illustrations and 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.