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ERIC Number: ED354095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hunger in the U.S.--Developing Educational Approaches.
McMichael, Connie F.; And Others
A pilot hunger awareness program was developed for fourth graders in a low-income elementary school. Objectives were to provide students with information that would increase their awareness of hunger in their communities by helping them identify signs of hunger, food pantries located within their school zip code area, and a resource person in their school who could help children gain access to food. The Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project (CCHIP) questionnaire provided a framework for the development of the program. CCHIP survey questions were modified to be appropriate for a fourth grade class. Instructional materials and evaluation forms were developed and pilot tested. Instruction was given to a group of 62 fourth graders in a low-income elementary school. A pretest and posttest were administered to the students. Results showed that 50 percent of the students identified signs of hunger on the pretest, while 88 percent did so on the posttest. Teachers reported that students discussed hunger and food pantries. In order to further determine classroom needs for hunger education, semi-structured interviews were conducted with hunger experts in the United States. The experts indicated that the hunger education development process should include students, school personnel, parents, community representatives, and those who have experienced hunger. Activities should include visits to food banks, food pantries, food stamp offices, and participation in school lunch and breakfast programs. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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