vandergraff at cfs.purdue.edu
Thu Apr 25 07:35:18 PDT 2002
First let me apologize for cross-posting. I have had several calls within the last few days from various states asking about the status of Professor Popcorn. Many of you are asking for that information for your budget needs. Please pass this information along to others in your state that may need it.
Here is a sketchy description of the NEW IMPROVED Professor Popcorn:
This revision is actually a complete rewrite of the curriculum. You will not
notice much similarity between the two other than the central concepts taught from the Food Guide Pyramid, Dietary Guidelines, and additional Food Safety and Physical Activity. The enhanced graphics are a central piece for this revision. The curriculum has been designed to go anywhere that Extension teaches from the classroom to the day camp.
5 lessons per grade
- Each lesson contains objectives which correspond to the Indiana science and
health academic standards. You can use this as a template for adapting those
to your state's standards.
- The first lesson focuses on building the pyramid; lessons 2-5 focus on grains;fruits and vegetables, milk and meat.
- Each lesson contains food safety and physical activity activities
- Each lesson contains:
lesson plan - more of an outline than the previous version
1-2 take home handouts
many many beautiful full-color visuals: These visuals are designed to be printed or copied, laminated, cut and used on flannel boards, or other
display boards. These visuals would only have to be printed once or
a limited amount for those that get a lot of use.
- All introductory materials, lessons, handouts, evaluation tools, and visuals for Grades 1-6 will be located on a CD. The visuals will be in a separate pdf file for ease in printing. The cost of the complete CD is $40. We haven't discussed discounts
for large orders, but will consider that.
- If you are setting up your budget, you would need to include money for the printing of the color visuals for each person/county using the materials. Again that is only a onetime cost.
When will it be ready for distribution???
Tentative release for national distribution would be mid-summer. We are conducting training in Indiana in mid-May and will have one complete grade finished by that time. Other grades are just slightly behind in the process.
I will notify these same listservs/mailgroups when the Professor is ready to go to other states!
Donna Vandergraff, MS, RD
1264 Stone Hall, Dept of Foods and Nutrition
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1264
email: vandergraff at cfs.purdue.edu
phone: 765-494-8228 or 765-494-8538
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