Nutrition

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Contents

Introduction

The nutrition project aims to create educational tools for children to learn about diet, exercise, and nutrition.

Project suggestions

  • Informational materials
  • Interactive learning tools (i.e. games)
    • Connect food to cultures/religions/geographical regions
    • See Food Force game being ported to XO
  • Dietary analysis application

Links to educational materials

This section is for posting links to materials that can be used for developing educational activities. The source of data should always be noted, so that in case that the information is contested, we can take a look at the original documents.

Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger

A product of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), this is already translated into a number of languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Bahasa Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Kiswahili). FMFH is an international classroom for exploring the problems of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger is designed to help equip and encourage teachers, students and young people all over the world to actively participate in creating a world free from hunger. You will find lesson modules for teachers, resources and activities for young people and an interactive forum for exchanging information and experiences around the world.

Nutrition Education in Primary Schools

A PLANNING GUIDE FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (English/French) http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0333e/a0333e00.htm

  • The Planning Guide is a resource package comprising three elements:
    • Vol. 1: The Reader
    • Vol. 2: The Activities
    • The Classroom Curriculum Chart

Useful Data

This section contains data that will later be edited and sorted into the health-library. These library data will become available to the XO users for reference purposes. The data may also be used in the development of activities.

Most of the information is taken from USDA.

People

  • Mika - I am interested in developing a teaching tool for nutrition and exercise.

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