ERIC Number: ED426979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Every Day Lots of Ways. An Interdisciplinary Nutrition Curriculum for Kindergarten-Sixth Grade.
Bagby, Robin; Campbell, V. Star; Achterberg, Cheryl; Probart, Claudia; Ebel, Kimberlyn
This K-6 interdisciplinary nutrition curriculum focuses on vegetables and fruits. The lessons use core subjects to promote consumption of fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables and fruits; vegetable and fruit juices; and dried fruits. The lessons also investigate the Food Guide Pyramid. Each lesson plan has a section entitled Extensions. The Extensions are springboards to enhance the lessons. There are units for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-6. The K-1 unit focuses on learning about eating five fruits and vegetables each day. It also discusses germs, how vegetables and fruits grow, and fiber. An appendix offers vegetable and fruit sorting cards, a resource list, and an index for K-6 curriculum. The grade 2-3 unit teaches more about the food pyramid, with lessons that focus on building pyramids, moving from farm to food, milk, fats, oils, and sweets. An appendix presents Food Guide Pyramid sorting cards, food group lists, a resource list for K-6 curriculum, and an index for K-6 curriculum. The grade 4-6 unit focuses on food and energy, offering lessons about calories, sugar, energy, fat, and making smart energy choices. An appendix presents food group lists, a resource list for K-6 curriculum, and an index for K-6 curriculum. (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nutrition Instruction
Division of Food and Nutrition, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126; Tel: 800-331-0129 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Health and Human Development.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania