ERIC Number: ED265950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Get a Headstart on the Road to Good Nutrition.
Lewis, Maryfrances; And Others
This multidisciplinary preschool nutrition education curriculum has been specifically written to promote learning among 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds who are participating in the National Head Start program. Provided are eight units which should be taught in sequence because each builds on the concepts taught in previous units. Unit 1 focuses on children's need to try new foods and to eat a variety of foods. Unit 2 concerns acceptable mealtime behaviors and manners. Units 3 through 8, respectively, focus on hygiene at mealtime, variety in foods, sensory enjoyment of foods, origins of foods, healthy foods, and desirable eating habits. Introductory pages of each unit describe the focus of the unit, explain the child-oriented goals, provide a brief rationale, give a summary of background information for the teacher, and describe the skills and knowledge the children should be able to demonstrate after participating in the unit lessons. The first lesson in each unit introduces the unit concepts and provides a framework for all other lessons in the unit. All of the lessons that follow the first lesson are designed to reinforce or expand upon the ideas and concepts presented in the first lesson. Included are references to books for preschoolers, audiovisuals for preschoolers, teachers, and parents, teacher/parent materials, and a list of sources of inexpensive nutrition education teaching aids. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Life Skills Center.