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Individualised Instructional Practices
Working in the context of health promotion enables young people to experience making autonomous decisions about food that can enhance their own health and that of others. When they make decisions for themselves, they are much more likely to develop a commitment to choosing healthy food and a balanced and varied diet based on wise food choices.
Teaching and learning approaches that encourage student involvement in health-promoting approaches can be found in the chapter Teaching and Learning. Taking a socio-ecological perspective helps young people understand how the aspects of well-being are influenced by social and environmental factors and by other people. For example, choices about food and beverages can be shaped or influenced by factors such as advertising, ethnic or cultural traditions, food costs, and the food available.
See the Competencies section in this chapter. Curriculum-based teaching and learning encourages students to acknowledge the diverse ways in which people meet their needs for food and nutrition and to develop their own attitudes, values, and commitment to making healthy food choices.
Health promotion processes that involve children and young people in making choices about what is sold or served can encourage their commitment to consuming healthier foods. Health promotion processes provide a framework for young people to use as they become competent in activities centred on addressing food and nutrition issues.
Involving young people in identifying or selecting issues to address gives them a greater sense of purpose and ownership. When an issue has been agreed on, young people can engage in the action learning process. Visualise how things could be, including how to engage stakeholders, to help consider what improvements could be made to available food. Determine what is possible and identify what could help students to achieve their goal enablers and what could hinder them barriers.
Evaluate and identify what students have learned from the experience and consider further issues that may arise. Young people involved in health-promoting approaches also adopt a socio-ecological perspective, developing and applying a range of competencies. Food and nutrition is one of the key knowledge bases underpinning food technology.
Young people can develop their technological literacy in the context of food technology. For example, students can:. Within technological practice, students learn to use empowering processes. Students can develop and adapt foods that are enjoyable and healthy for sale in the school. Teaching young people the techniques of testing and evaluating food helps develop their powers of description. They can come to understand how subjective qualities are used in evaluative studies to ensure different markets are catered for.
Children and young people also have opportunities to develop understandings of and tolerance for the specific needs of others, such as those following vegetarian or gluten-free diets or diets determined by religious beliefs. Teaching and learning about food and nutrition needs to include opportunities to critically evaluate the techniques and approaches used to influence food and beverage choices.
Many learning materials and prepared programmes on food and nutrition are available to support teaching and learning. Some are specifically for the use of the classroom teacher, some are for teacher reference, and some are for young people to use. The Home Economics and Technology Teachers Association of New Zealand may be contacted for advice about food- and nutrition-related learning materials contact details can be found at Health and Physical Education Online.
Many teachers select activities from a variety of learning materials and develop their own programmes. Many educational materials are supplied or sponsored by the food and beverage industry. These materials fall into three categories: They are nearly always provided free of charge, and their format varies widely from content-only to highly developed lesson plans along with supporting content material.
Increasingly, the materials are available online as well as in hard copy. Ideally, all commercially prepared resources should be assessed to ensure that they support the principles of healthy eating. Teachers planning to use a sponsored resource need to consider whether the resource supports the curriculum focus and objectives they have selected. Before selecting learning materials, such as videos, pamphlets, posters, and books, consider the following:.
Providing opportunities for children and young people to practise health-promoting behaviour enables them to take or lead action to bring about change and enhances their motivation to learn, their ownership of the learning, and its relevance to them.
Working in contexts that are based on personal, organisational, or community needs helps children to develop knowledge in meaningful ways.
Teachers and educators in early childhood education services play an important role in fostering knowledge and understanding about healthy food and nutrition and in providing opportunities for children to make healthy choices. Children are empowered to make choices about healthy food and nutrition, for example, by preparing, serving, and eating food; finding out which foods are healthy; and making choices from those provided.
Learning about healthy food and nutrition choices is promoted through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places, and things in the early childhood education service, for example, through growing, harvesting, and sharing vegetables and fruit and using the produce when cooking with the children.
This provides them with a range of learning opportunities as well as encouraging them to make healthy food and beverage choices. Teachers of years 1—8, working in the context of Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum, can focus teaching and learning on a variety of ways to improve nutrition. The following example of a planned unit of learning shows how a teacher could use the health promotion process to provide a teaching and learning framework.
Use the action learning process with the class to plan and carry out making a pot of soup or a salad, or having a vegetable-tasting session the whole class can share at lunchtime. Discuss suitable vegetables to bring to school, who will bring each item, and how they will be prepared and served to help make the experience enjoyable.
Many changes have already been made in intermediate and secondary schools that use health-promoting approaches to develop school food and nutrition policies. Some of these have arisen from learning assessed against NCEA achievement standards. The following plan demonstrates how one home economics teacher has used the action learning process to decide on, and address, an issue identified as a result of a class survey of eating and activity.
Unpack the following points with students to co-construct success criteria:. Students analysed the survey results, finding that a number of students in their year 10 home economics class:. Students will demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills to overcome barriers to making healthier food choices and eating breakfast regularly. At report interviews, parents made positive comments about changes in attitude and behaviour as well as improved food choices at other times.
This next example demonstrates how a student-led initiative in one suburban college brought about significant changes in eating in that school community.
The student also observed that many in the team seemed to consume a good deal of junk food, especially sweet food and sports beverages. Using the recommendations from these resources, they identified the changes that they thought they needed to make. Team members then brainstormed, in groups, possible solutions to present to the team. The team identified and discussed the barriers to making the possible changes and enablers that could help overcome these.
After following the new food and beverage regime for a month, the team met after practice to identify:. It identifies healthier food and beverage options for children that early childhood education services and schools can provide or sell and promote during the operation of early childhood education services and during the school day. The Food and Beverage Classification System is based on a three-tiered approach, identifying foods and beverages that can be eaten:.
The Food and Beverage Classification System applies to all food and beverages appropriate for children aged three months to 18 years, however, there are separate resources for pre-school-aged and school-aged children. In order to classify food and beverages into the three categories, a food- and nutrient-based approach is being used.
This means that there are nutrient criteria for different food groups within the three categories. Users are not expected to interpret the nutrient criteria themselves. The Food and Beverage Classification System provides guidance for food and beverages prepared on site at early childhood education services and schools, as well as any pre-made food and beverages purchased or provided.
The target audience includes students, teachers, early childhood education service supervisors, principals, canteen managers, food-preparation staff, food suppliers, parents, school boards, and the wider school community.
The Food and Beverage Classification System and the associated resources are designed to assist these groups. All resources are relevant to these groups and include specific cultural foods. The Ministry of Health recognises that care needs to be taken around the delivery of nutrition messages associated with this classification system.
A classification system also needs to be able to evolve over time, due to changes in food technology, eating habits, research, and early childhood and school requirements. The cooking or kitchen facilities available in early childhood education services and schools vary considerably.
These differences have been considered during the development of the Food and Beverage Classification System. The Ministry of Health has identified and is developing a number of different resources.
These include lists of appropriate foods and beverages which are available through different media, such as web-based formats and in hard copy , catering guidelines for food prepared on site, and posters for easy reference.
As a result, the food and beverages consumed in these communities are healthier, and healthy options are more popular with children and young people. Early childhood education services and school communities can actively help to support a healthy food environment by:. Try the healthy lunch activities in The Curriculum in Action resource Healthy People Eat Healthy Food for schools with students in years 1—3 available via orders thechair.
Many early childhood education services and schools have made changes to the way they raise funds when putting into practice their food and nutrition policies. One school, as described below, found that changing practices in its cafeteria did not affect its economic sustainability.
Our school has changed its cafeteria operator. There are now no soft drinks, there is affordable and nutritious food, a high emphasis on food containing protein and calcium, and high fruit and vegetable content No pies, fries, or junk food. We believe we could have the most healthy cafeteria in Christchurch. The school community has been consulted regarding our new policy.
The cafeteria change has been a huge success not only for the healthy food content but it has also been economically sustainable. This may give other schools the confidence to go for this alternative. Talk to parents about what your service or school is doing to establish or build on a healthy eating environment.
Involve parents in healthy eating activities, for example, by providing healthy refreshments at events to which parents have been invited. The Food Hygiene Regulations currently apply to the majority of premises that sell food throughout New Zealand. The regulations are enforced by local authorities and require the registration of those premises. In the regulations, there are exceptions to the requirement to register for premises that do not sell food to the general public, such as schools, hospitals, work cafeterias, and similar operations.
They MUST, however, still comply with the other food hygiene and safety requirements specified in the regulations. Local authority environmental health officers may inspect these premises for compliance with the regulations and may charge an inspection fee.
The regulations also allow early childhood education services and schools, on their premises, to carry out occasional fund-raising activities that involve food, and they allow charitable institutions to raise money in public through the sale of food. Early childhood education services and schools preparing and selling food must take responsibility for producing safe and suitable food on their premises, whether they employ a chef and kitchen staff, rely on volunteers from their community, or bring in a commercial food operation.
Food is often prepared in early childhood education services or primary schools without appropriate kitchen facilities. Each early childhood education service and school has to decide whether they can prepare food and, if so, where it will be done. Identifying where problems might lie, determining the precautions to be taken to ensure safety and hygiene, providing the necessary facilities, equipment, and training that will enable safe practices, and establishing clear staff responsibilities will contribute to the successful provision of food in the learning environment.
Ministry of Health resources for food and nutrition, including family food and guidelines for different age groups at http: Ministry of Health District Health Boards Public Health websites for health promotion assistance and information.
Addresses available on the Ministry of Health website at www. Ministry of Education The Curriculum in Action series.
A resource developed for secondary schools using the Foodworks TM nutrition database — designed to encourage students to make healthy food choices. Students can use information technology to make accurate in-depth analyses of the foods they eat, the recipes they use, and the foods they purchase. Horticulture New Zealand at www. NZ Beef and Lamb at www. Information and resources at www. Lunch ideas for a week at www. Background food safety information for students at www.
Lang, Tim and Heasman, Michael Nutrition Australia — Provides the latest on nutrition research, current food and health trends at www. Slow Food — a non-profit, eco-gastronomic, member-supported organisation that was founded in to counteract fast food and fast life, and the disappearance of local food traditions.
Preschool Education — a US site that includes nutrition and resource ideas for pre-school educators, at www. Agencies for Nutrition Action — a website created as a tool for people who work in the promotion of nutrition and physical activity in New Zealand at https: Ministry of Health, November at www. Ministry of Education at http: To order these Ministry resources, email orders thechair.
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Thanks also to the early childhood education services and schools where the photographs in this book were taken:. For giving us permission to quote or adapt their material, thanks to Gillian Tasker and Malcolm Riley. The photographs and food styling are by Adrian Heke and Nicola Edmonds except for the photograph at the lower right on page 5 which is from the Background and Objects image disc PhotoDisc series, volume 8.
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