Identification of Essential Food Skills for Skill-based Healthful Eating Programs in Secondary Schools

Fordyce-Voorham, Sandra (2011) Identification of Essential Food Skills for Skill-based Healthful Eating Programs in Secondary Schools Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior  43(2), pp.116-122

“Increased rates of childhood obesity and inadequate dietary intake of healthful food, especially fruits and vegetables, by young people are significant concerns for health professionals. As health professionals working in schools, home economics educators have a significant role to play in young people’s lifelong learning about healthful eating behavior. They have the nutritional background and pedagogical expertise to understand young people and their world, crucial elements in designing successful healthful eating programs. Moreover, their background in practical food preparation skills makes them well placed to design healthful eating programs and to teach young people food skills that prepare them for life.” (p.116)

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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