| ZAMBIAN BASIC EDUCATION COURSE: NUTRITION EDUCATION |
subjects: Food and Nutrition and School Gardening
levels and types of education: Primary education
|SIMON HIKAULA MUKELABAI SONGISO|
TOMY B. ZULU JANET L. SHAMAPANGO
FAO, ROME, 2007
|English||Zambian children have different dietary deficiencies. The reason for this may be that children do not get enough to eat, but even more, their diet does not give them the variety of foods they need. This has a detrimental effect on their learning, as well as on their long-term growth and health. These nutritional conditions are aggravated by other health problems that are spread by poor personal and environmental hygiene and sanitation.
All these problems can be tackled by natural means, with local resources, and are therefore priorities for education. In designing the Teacherís Book and the Pupilís Book it was also felt important to start from the positive idea of promoting good health rather than the negative idea of curing illness. The lessons of these books encourage good dietary and hygiene practices which will help learners throughout their lives and benefit their children as well.
These materials focus on influencing the nutrition and health-related attitude, values, behaviour and practice of school children within the school premises as well as at community level. Therefore, as for the Grade 2 books, the first three chapters are on food and diet and the following three chapters deal with aspects of health which affect nutrition.
These materials are a useful tool for teachers in rural areas but also for researchers in
the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
The Teacherís Book can be found at ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a|
Contact: Government of the Republic of Zambia