ERIC Number: ED358037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy Choices for Kids: Nutrition Education Program Based on the 1990 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Chapter One: Eat a Wide Variety of Foods. Levels 1-5.
King, Marianne; Walsh, Joan
"Healthy Choices for Kids" is a nutrition education program based on the 1990 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. This kit, the first of a series, provides elementary school teachers with tools to teach students about good nutrition. This set has five levels (Grades 1-5), bound separately. Each level has its own unit complete with teacher materials, activities, and worksheets. The dietary guidelines are introduced in developmentally appropriate ways: (1) through stories and songs, children learn the benefits of eating a variety from the five food groups; (2) children get the opportunity to reinforce key ideas of the first level and apply what they have learned; (3) using games, songs, and other activities, children learn how the five food groups team up to provide nutrients needed for good health; (4) children learn about combination foods and the health benefits of the five food group by investigating a foreign country; and (5) students learn how the key nutrients contained in foods from the five food groups keep them healthy. Lesson plans and ideas for expanding the program are provided. Since habits are formed at home, each level contains a parent letter and a parent tip sheet. (LL)
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foods Instruction, Health Education, Health Promotion, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Nutrition Instruction, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Growers of Washington State Apples, P.O. Box 550, Wenatchee, WA 98807.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Growers of Washington State Apples, Wenatchee.