ERIC Number: ED395677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Good Nutrition Promotes Health: Guide for Parent Nutrition Education.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.; American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.; Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
The purpose of this manual is to guide users of the nutrition education project produced by Padres Hispanos en Accion por Una Sana Generacion (Hispanic Parents in Action for a Healthy Generation). The project provides nutrition education materials to trainers who provide nutrition counseling to parents of Head Start children. The project has two goals: (1) to provide culturally specific nutrition information to three Hispanic populations within Head Start including Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Central Americans; and (2) to strengthen the nutrition education and parent involvement components of Head Start. The materials produced by the project include three Spanish-language nutrition education videos specific to the three target cultural groups. A Spanish-language calendar was also produced to aid in nutritious menu planning and includes nutrition tips for parents and recipes drawn from the target cultural groups. The manual is divided into four units: (1) introduction to the project, the training guide and education materials; (2) parent education session plans, which suggest activities and uses for the materials; (3) resources relating to nutrition, training techniques, and cultural information; and (4) appendixes, which contain the English translations of the video script and the contents of the calendar. A copy of the Spanish language calendar is included. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.; American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.; Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.