ERIC Number: ED426978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
How To Teach Nutrition to Kids: An Integrated, Creative Approach to Nutrition Education for Children Ages 6-10.
Evers, Connie Liakos
This book presents nutrition education activities and strategies that are child-tested and teacher-endorsed. It targets educators, nutrition professionals, parents, and other caregivers, offering the tools to teach children ages 6-10 years about nutrition in a meaningful, integrated way. Divided by subject, this resource integrates nutrition into the classroom, cafeteria, and home. It explains how to integrate nutrition education into specific subject area classes. Following a description of how to use the book, there are 12 chapters: (1) Making the Case for Nutrition Education; (2) The Message of Healthy Eating; (3) The F.I.B. (fun, integrated, and behavioral) Approach to Nutrition Education; (4) Teaching the Basics: The Food Guide Pyramid; (5) Language Arts; (6) Math; (7) Science; (8) Social Studies; (9) Performing Arts; (10) Edible Art; (11) Physical Education; and (12) The Cafeteria as Nutrition Laboratory. Two appendixes present guidelines for safe classroom cooking, and selected resources. A complementary guide, Leader/Activity Guide: A Hands-on Guide Filled with Delicious Learning, presents nutrition education activities and strategies for elementary school students, including self-assessment activities; setting goals and making choices; finding out more about food you eat; cooking up some fun; and puzzles, activities, and more recipes. (SM)
Descriptors: Children, Comprehensive School Health Education, Cooking Instruction, Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nutrition Instruction
24 Carrot Press, P.O. Box 23546, Tigard, OR 97281-3546; Tel: 503-524-9318 ($18).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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