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Do Carrots Make You See Better? A Guide to Food and Nutrition in Eary Childhood Programs

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ISBN-10: 0876592647

ISBN-13: 9780876592649

Edition: 2001

Authors: Julie Appleton, Nadine McCrea, Carla Paterson, Nancy Goldsmith

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Do Carrots Make You See Better? is an innovative resource that focuses on practical food learning experiences for children from infancy to age eight. Young children learn about food and nutrition through food preparation, eating together, play, science activities, games, and more. The text guides you as you bring nutrition activities and awareness into your classroom. Involve children in decision-making and food preparation and watch them develop fine and gross motor skills, language and social skills, and early math understanding through counting and measuring.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Carla Paterson teaches in the interdisciplinary Arts Foundations program at the University of British Columbia.

Forewordp. 5
List of figures and tablesp. 9
Prefacep. 10
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
An Introduction to Food Foundationsp. 13
A rationalep. 14
Foods and food learningp. 14
Food is a vital part of our livesp. 14
Roles of adultsp. 15
Ways of learningp. 15
Children can learn about ...p. 16
A variety of children's programsp. 17
A Framework for Learning About Foodp. 19
Introductionp. 20
The Food and Nutrition Curriculum Development Frameworkp. 20
Key principles for formal and informal curriculump. 20
Learning and teaching considerationsp. 21
The learning processp. 22
From framework to implementationp. 23
Approaches to Children's Food Learningp. 25
Introductionp. 27
Children's decision-makingp. 29
Introductionp. 29
Example of a shared decision-making processp. 29
Making pizzap. 29
Other decision-making opportunitiesp. 30
Science and mathematicsp. 31
Introductionp. 31
The body and the sensesp. 31
Science activitiesp. 35
Mathematical conceptsp. 45
Sorting and classifyingp. 46
Moneyp. 46
Space and timep. 47
Food cyclesp. 49
Producingp. 49
Processingp. 50
Purchasingp. 52
Preparingp. 52
Partakingp. 53
Processing wastesp. 53
Language, drama, and social studiesp. 55
Curriculum webs of children's booksp. 55
Curriculum webs of cultures and countriesp. 65
Physical activities and motor skillsp. 71
Gross motor skillsp. 73
Eye-hand coordinationp. 74
Fine motor skillsp. 75
Safety and hygienep. 76
Physical activities and gamesp. 77
Setting the scenep. 78
Food selection, preparation, and presentationp. 79
Food selectionp. 79
Food preparation and recipesp. 79
Food presentationp. 79
Picture recipesp. 80
Food and Nutrition Issues and Informationp. 113
Introductionp. 115
Nutrition guidelines and termsp. 116
Dietary guidelinesp. 116
The USDA Food Pyramidp. 118
Common nutrition termsp. 119
Nutritional needs of infants and young childrenp. 124
Infant feedingp. 124
Young children and their nutritional needsp. 126
Children with special food needsp. 129
Food chemicals and associated problemsp. 129
Lactose intolerancep. 131
Vegetarian dietsp. 131
Diabetesp. 131
Meal planningp. 133
Meal planning for early childhood settingsp. 133
Ideas and information for family child care homes and parentsp. 140
Safety and food hygienep. 146
Food poisoningp. 146
Personal hygienep. 146
Cross contaminationp. 147
Temperature danger zonep. 147
Cleaning and sanitizingp. 147
Sterilizing, preparing, and cleaning infant bottlesp. 148
Pests and their controlp. 149
Safety in the kitchenp. 150
A food safety and hygiene checklistp. 150
Information and ideas for parentsp. 154
Food foundations for childrenp. 155
Food needsp. 156
Snack ideasp. 157
Ideas for the lunch box or evening mealp. 158
The USDA Food Pyramidp. 159
Feeding fussy eatersp. 160
Looking after teethp. 161
Making Decisions About Food Foundationsp. 163
Introductionp. 165
Children's rightsp. 165
Negotiating food foundationsp. 167
Resolving different perspectivesp. 167
A negotiator's guidep. 167
Attitudes and actions related to food eventsp. 170
Negotiating perspectives and practicesp. 171
Sample food education and nutrition policiesp. 172
Policy for food living and food learningp. 173
Infant and toddler nutrition policyp. 175
Preschool nutrition policyp. 177
Nutrition policy when food is brought from homep. 178
After and before school nutrition policyp. 179
Family child care nutrition policyp. 180
A management process for food issues in early childhood programsp. 181
References and resourcesp. 184
Organizations for resources and informationp. 189
Indexp. 191
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