ERIC Number: ED348164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Food Choices for Good Health [and] Children and Weight: What's a Parent To Do?
Ikeda, Joanne P.; Mitchell, Rita
These two publications offer parents information on food choices for children and children's weight. The first publication is a guide that lists, for each of the five food groups, which foods should be eaten often, sometimes, or rarely in order to maintain good health. The food groups are: (1) milk and milk products; (2) meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts; (3) fruits and vegetables; (4) breads and cereals; and (5) sweets, fats, and snack foods. The guide also provides suggestions for preparing foods in ways that reduce fat in the diet. The second guide briefly lists eight practices that parents can undertake, and eight practices that parents should avoid, in their efforts to prevent their children from developing weight problems or to help their children grow into their natural weight. The practices relate to parental affection, eating habits, and physical activity. (BC)
Descriptors: Body Weight, Child Health, Children, Eating Habits, Food, Foods Instruction, Health, Meat, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Physical Activities
ANR Publications, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 6701 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608-1239 (Publication Nos. 5366 and 5367).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Cooperative Extension Service.