ERIC Number: ED255510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition Education--Choose Well, Be Well. A Resource Manual for Parent and Community Involvement in Nutrition Education Programs.
Lundin, Janet, Ed.; Smith, Theodore, Ed.
This resource manual was designed to encourage active parent and community cooperation with the school in developing good nutrition practices for school children and their families. Chapter one presents introductory information. The second chapter contains a variety of materials that may be used to involve the parents in the nutrition education program. These include suggestions for awareness activities and parent newsletters that would provide information about the program, a number of strategies to involve parents in the program, and suggestions for meetings and workshops to meet parents' nutritional concerns. Chapter three contains lists of community agencies and groups that may provide sources of reliable information, educational materials, and professional resource persons for classroom and parent programs. The fourth chapter offers additional materials for communicating with parents. Effective use of the media is discussed in the fifth chapter, and chapter six provides sample assessment instruments for the program. Sample lesson plans for preschool through the sixth grade are appended. Resources for bilingual materials are also appended, as well as an outline of school lunch patterns for elementary school students. (JD)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Eating Habits, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Health Education, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: For related documents, see SP 025 940, ED 229 154-156 and ED 219 163-164.