ERIC Number: ED365631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Dietary Guidelines and Your Health: Health Educator's Guide to Nutrition and Fitness.
Human Nutrition Information Service (USDA), Hyattsville, MD.
This manual was designed to help incorporate the seven Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, into a health or physical education curriculum and to make nutrition education contemporary, interesting, and relevant at either the junior or senior high school level. The publication consists of 9 lessons which include reproducible self-tests and activity masters. Lesson 1 is an overview of the Dietary Guidelines. Lessons 2 through 8 each focus on one of the 7 Guidelines. In each lesson, learning activities help students to recognize scientific evidence supporting the Dietary Guidelines; to evaluate their own food behavior or knowledge in relation to the Guideline; and to explore practical ways to meet the Guideline. Lesson 9 provides a summary which reinforces previous learning and helps students incorporate the guidelines into a plan of action for good health. Learning strategies are designed to help motivate and increase teens' understanding and use of the Dietary Guidelines, while hands-on activities encourage critical thinking and problem solving. Some activities are keyed for integration with other subject areas--science, social studies/current issues, language arts, art, and mathematics. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Nutrition Information Service (USDA), Hyattsville, MD.