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Title Can nutrition education make a difference?
Abstract This paper “Can nutrition education make a difference?” was presented at the 18th International Congress on Nutrition, Durban, South Africa, 19-23 September 2005 by E. Muehlhoff, Senior Officer, Food and Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This paper is in the nature of a report on work-in-progress of the Education in developing the “nutrition education programme for basic schools” (Grades 1 to 7) in Zambia. The programme objectives were to contribute to improving the health and nutritional status of Zambian schoolchildren aged 7-13 years, and to improve the relevance and quality of education, by: - integrating food and nutrition topics into primary school curricula in Zambia - developing appropriate teaching and learning materials - developing an in-service training programme for teacher trainers, education officials and primary school teachers. The province of Luapula in northern Zambia was selected for piloting the materials; thus the project had both a national and a local focus.
Year 2005
Format Other
Infotype Case Study;
Subject Improved food security and better nutrition
Region Africa;
Country Zambia;