ERIC Number: ED280941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Training Community Health Workers in Nutrition. Second Edition.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
This task-oriented manual for the training of community health workers in nutrition presents information and instructions in two parts. The first part consists of three chapters. The first chapter introduces the guidelines; the second deals with teaching skills and is intended to improve teaching. The third chapter presents some basic facts about foods to help trainers focus on the nutritional knowledge community health workers will need in order to work effectively. The second part of the manual contains nine training modules. Each module deals with one topic and describes specific tasks related to it. The modules cover the following topics: (1) getting to know the community and its needs; (2) measuring and monitoring the growth and nutrition of children; (3) promotion of breast feeding; (4) nutritional advice on the feeding of infants and young children; (5) nutritional care of mothers; (6) identification, management, and prevention of common nutritional deficiencies; (7) nutritional care during diarrhea and other common infections; (8) conveying nutrition messages to the community; and (9) solving nutritional problems in the community. Each module contains learning objectives, training content, training methods, and exercises. Common teaching aids and teaching methods are presented in tabular form together with information on their advantages, limitations, and specific applications. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Breastfeeding, Community Health Services, Course Content, Developing Nations, Failure to Thrive, Food, Health, Health Education, Health Personnel, Hunger, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Nonformal Education, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Health, Physiology, Postsecondary Education, Public Health, Teaching Methods
WHO Publications Center USA, 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 ($9.60).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
Note: For the first edition, see ED 208 144.