ERIC Number: ED464863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Going Global Activity Guide: A Project To Educate and Involve American Students in Global Hunger Issues.
White, Gene; Balakshin, Maria
Global hunger is one of the most urgent health and social problems the world faces at the beginning of the new millennium. In a world that produces enough food to feed every human being on the planet, there are still some 830 million people who do not get enough food on a daily basis. About 24,000 people die each day from the effects of hunger; many of them are children. This activity guide is intended to help future generations understand and become involved in world hunger issues, designed to help educate U.S. students in intermediate grades 6, 7, and 8 about global hunger, and to provide activities for student involvement in world hunger issues. The guide is divided into five broad sections: (1) "Introducing 'Going Global'"; (2) "Guidance for 'Going Global' Leaders: Helping Leaders Succeed"; (3) "Increase Knowledge about Food and Nutrition: Explaining Nutrients and Their Sources"; (4) "Understanding the Cause of Global Hunger: Food System Failures and Hunger"; and (5) "Getting Involved in Global Hunger Issues: Become a Part of the Solution." (Contains a resource section and glossary.) (BT)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Food, Global Approach, Health Needs, Hunger, Intermediate Grades, Nutrition, Social Problems, Social Studies, World Problems
Child Nutrition Foundation, 700 S. Washington Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-4287. Tel: 800-877-8822 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-739-3915; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.asfsa.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY. World Food Programme.; American School Food Service Association, Alexandria, VA.