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Nutrition education in schools—educating the children

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There have been considerable changes within health, education and education catering (school meals) services in the last 15 years. This has had a significant impact on the quantity and quality of education that today's schoolchildren receive about nutrition. Schools educate children both through the formal National Curriculum and through the «hidden curriculum». This paper considers the place of nutrition in both, and the links between them. School nutrition action groups are presented as an approach to linking both the formal and informal curriculum

Keywords: adolescence; attitudes; curriculum; food; health; schools

Document Type: Original Article


Affiliations: Health Education Dietitian, Health Education Unit, Martineau Centre, 74 Balden Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B32 2EH, UK

Publication date: January 1, 1996

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