ERIC Number: ED432377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Exploring Healthy Eating: Activities for Parents and Children Together.
Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Center on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy.
This collection of learning units introduces parents to the role of nutrition in their young child's cognitive development. Designed to be easy to read and useful for families with limited resources, the materials help parents teach their young children good eating habits by offering information, feeding tips, creative activities for parents and children to do together, and recipes. Each unit is self-contained; examples of unit titles include "Feeding Your Baby,""Feeding Your Toddler,""Food and Learning," and "Healthy and Tasty Meals for Less." The collection covers: (1) keeping children's minds on learning; (2) making meal times pleasant and a time for learning; (3) planning child-appealing snacks and meals on a budget; (4) shopping wisely (with or without children); (5) preparing food with young children; and (6) feeding babies and toddlers the foods they need to grow and stay healthy. (EV)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cooking Instruction, Eating Habits, Food, Foods Instruction, Health Promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Materials, Parents as Teachers, Recipes (Food), Toddlers
Center on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy, Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 11 Curtis Ave., Medford, MA 02155; Tel: 617-627-3956; Fax: 617-627-3020.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hasbro Children's Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Center on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy.