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Nutrition for Children
Discusses the importance of teaching proper nutrition for young children.
# 108368 | 810 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper explains that the obesity epidemic in America can be traced as far back as infancy nutrition. The author urges that a healthy eating teaching plan, including a scheduled daily interactive "meal" time when children are encouraged to explore many nutritious options, should be part of each school day including preschool. The paper suggest that, in this manner, children will be able to use their natural play and creativity instincts to make healthy eating choices.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cotugna, N., & Vickery, C. (2007). Educating Early Childhood Teachers about Nutrition: A Collaborative Venture. Childhood Education, 83(4), 194.
  • Dalton, S. (2004). Our Overweight Children: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do to Control the Fatness Epidemic. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Gard, M., & Wright, J. (2004). The Obesity Epidemic: Science, Morality, and Ideology. New York: Routledge.
  • Hendy, H. M., Gustitus, C., & Leitzel-Schwalm, J. (2001). Social Cognitive Predictors of Body Image in Preschool Children. 557.
  • Long-Term Benefits of Preschool. (1990, March/April). The Futurist, 24, 49.

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