ERIC Number: ED435438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Tickle Your Appetite: WIC/Team Nutrition Educator's Kit for Children.
Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Intended for use by WIC nutrition educators and other professionals, by day care and Head Start providers, and for home use, this educator's kit contains activities and information to improve nutrition experiences for preschool-age children. In addition to the educator's guide, the kit includes a short videotape and audiotape with three segments that teach about trying different types of foods; about the taste, touch, and smell of foods; and about how foods grow. The guide is divided into nine sections, identified by labeled tabs in a three-ring binder. The sections cover the following: (1) an overview of the kit's mission, principles, and messages, and the kit's organization, elements, and program features; (2) an in-depth explanation of the Department of Agriculture's Team Nutrition; (3) a facilitator's guide; (4) 12 site-based activities; (5) 10 at-home activities that encourage family members to become active participants in food-related educational experiences for their children; (6) 12 suggested activities/procedural guides to involve the community; (7) family at-home activity handouts and community activity handouts; (8) resources; and (9) reproducible artwork to assist educators in carrying out the various activities being promoted in the kit. (HTH)
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Foods Instruction, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
Nutrition and Technical Services Division, Food and Consumer Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 609, Alexandria, VA 22302. Tel: 703-305-2556; Fax: 703-305-2874 (Kit contains 17-minute VHS videotape and audiocassette. Limited number of kits available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.