This multidisciplinary preschool nutrition education curriculum was written for use in the instruction of 3- to 5-year-olds in the National Head Start program. Introductory notes on cooking experiences for Head Start children and suggested menus for young children are followed by nine units. The curriculum incorporates a variety of teaching techniques and learning experinces which allow for flexibility and easy adaptation. Lessons are detailed enough to allow individuals with no formal teaching experience or nutrition training to present worthwhile nutrition education activities. Lessons can be easily modified to match the capabilities of nearly all preschoolers. Many lessons encourage parent involvement and are enhanced by parent participation. All lessons provide background information, guidelines for conducting the program,and lists of resources. This curriculum is self-contained; no other materials, except art supplies, food, and food preparation equipment, are needed. A list of 269 references, including preschool curricula, books for preschoolers, materials for teachers and parents, and audiovisual materials for preschoolers, teachers, and parents is appended, as is a list of sources of inexpensive nutrition education teaching aids.
Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Head Start Bureau
Formats Available: Printed Material
(Single copies of most Head Start publications are available free of charge to
individuals and organizations outside of Head Start with priority given
to fulfillment of orders from Head Start programs. Exceptions are:
National Training Guides [for the Head Start Learning Community] are only
available to non-Head Start Organizations individuals through the Government
Printing Office (GPO). Send orders prepaid to: Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371-954, Pittsburgh, PA
15250-7954. Phone: 202-512-1800.
Head Start Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Head Start Information and Publication Center
Order Fulfillment Department
P.O. Box 26417
Phone: (866) 763-6481Email: email@example.com
Fax: (703) 683-5769
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