ERIC Number: ED460951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Community Nutrition Action Kit: For People Where They Live, Learn & Play.
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
This kit is a tool for enabling communities to work together to motivate children and families to make food choices for healthy diets. Team Nutrition is the implementation tool for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children. Its goal is to empower schools to serve healthy meals and motivate students to make healthy food choices. Its two components are technical assistance and training for food service personnel and nutrition education for children and families. Learning activities are grounded in the extension approach enabling families and communities to take charge of their own well-being. The kit has three major features: themes and definitions; components (which further define the themes); and activities for youth, families, and the community. Each activity is theme-based and tied to a specific component. Section 1 of the kit provides an introduction to the program and its mission. Sections 2, 3, and 4 present the learning activities which are the heart and soul of the kit. They include master copies for reproducing, selected handouts, and other materials. Section 5 contains a variety of resource materials needed when implementing the activities, including resources and lists of books and other publications. Reproducible nutrition poster and Food Guide Pyramid information is appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Child Health, Community Programs, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Food, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Health
USDA's Team Nutrition, P.O. Box 1474, Springfield, VA 22151-0474. Tel: 800-321-3054 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.nal.usda.gov.8001/training/cak.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Note: Prepared by the Families, 4-H, and Nutrition Offices of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Services Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.