Eliassen, Erin K.; Wilson, Mary W.
December 2007
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p224
Academic Journal
Nutrition education is a vital tactic for improving eating behaviors among children. Many materials and lessons are accessible to health educators and teachers for use in the classroom or during after-school programs. Selecting appropriate materials for the target audience is key for promotion of healthy eating behaviors and prevention of risky eating behaviors. Based on review of the literature, four desirable elements of nutrition education materials are outlined: positive messages, food tastings, developmental appropriateness, and content integration. The information is designed to help health educators select resources for use in community- or school-based nutrition education involving elementary school-aged children.


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