Health Eating for Pre-schoolers
Nancy.Gaston at usda.gov
Wed Jun 6 12:00:00 PDT 2001
Listserv colleagues -
The material below came to me through another listserv. I thought the public health commuity might be interested in it. Enjoy, and I hope it is of interest and may be of some help to someone out there.
Celebrate Healthy Eating: From the Farm to You!,
"If you are interested in obtaining the following material, please use the
following contact information provided in the citation:" Celebrate
Healthy Eating: From the Farm to You!, 2000 Dannon Institute, 120 White
Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NE 10591-5536, 845-332-1092, educational curricula,
complementary copy: dannon.intitute at dannon.com
Nutrition education materials ready for use with preschoolers by
nutritionists or by families. Games and activities teach concepts about
vegetables and fruits on the farm and at home.
Picky Eaters! Picky Parents! problems that can be solved by activities that
promote 1) fruits and vegetables and 2) family interactions through talking
and sharing ideas.
The ABC's of Good Health from Dannon provides a background of the 1)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the 2) Food Guide Pyramid for Young
Children. Game based teaching promotes interactions between adults and
children - games (counting, fingerplay), discovery experiments (seeds,
sanitation, and differences), and story time (manners, mealtime,
international). Coloring sheet activities reinforce table manners and allow
children to decide colors. Nutrition News simplifies nutrition and health
recommendations. The format promotes ideas for "Eating 5-A-Day", recipes to
involve children, and the opportunity to explore children's ideas - all
which will help adults to "develop and model" food behavior.
Nutritionists can use materials with preschool and elementary school youth,
with parents, with teachers and groups working with children. The program
is excellent because of interactive materials for children and adults;
parenting principles; and emphasis on fruits and vegetables - food groups
likely deficient in diets of many Americans of all ages. The interactive
nature of the materials provides an ongoing evaluation of learning what
audiences are thinking and forms a basis for developing innovative ways to
document improved food habits and to continue planning meaningful activities.
Use of these materials is an excellent opportunity for SNE members to
promote materials developed by nutritionists (Penn State University) along
with their own nutrition credentials to consumers.
"Sneeze reviews are a service provided by and for other SNE members. The
Society's Journal acts to facilitate the choice of resources and reviewers
and provides general guidance to the reviewers. The Journal, in general,
provides no other editorial assistance. Posting of any material to the
SNEESE listserv does not imply endorsement by the Society for Nutrition
Education. Evaluative comments contained in the reviews reflect the views
of the authors. Prices quoted are those provided by the publishers at the
time materials were received and they may not be current when the review is
posted to the list. "
Ann A. Hertzler Ph.D., R.D., C.F.C.S.
Professor: Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise, VPI&SU Blacksburg, VA
Office 540-231-4673 FAX 540-231-3916
Nutrition Central: http://hydra.etl.vt.edu/Nutrition.Central/
Pyramid Tracker: http://www.idd-inc.com/pyramidtracker/
More information about the PHNUTR-L