Dear REEP blog readers,
Educating teens about the impact of good nutrition on their health and then motivating them to make good food choices is an important but difficult task!¬† Teachers can play an important role in this health education. ¬†However, it is important for teachers to have the resources and tools that not only allow them to present sound nutrition information but which also encourages their students to be interested in the foods they are eating and how their eating habits impact how they feel.
The Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association is pleased to support secondary level educators in their efforts to educate teens about nutrition by offering a FREE resource Teens Eat Right (TER).
TER is an up-to-date and engaging resource available for immediate download.¬† This resource includes a slide presentation, well developed handouts and an evaluation tool; additionally, teachers can get support from dietitians who can be contacted during National Nutrition Month (March) via Skype.¬† The dietitians will clarify materials to the teachers or can be directly linked with classrooms to answer questions from students who are interested in learning more about food.
For nutritional education, it is important that evidence-based research is the basis of the recommendations.¬† The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formally known as the American Dietetic Assoc.) is the nationally recognized provider of evidence-based nutrition recommendations in the field of nutrition and dietetics.¬† Teachers can thus be confident that the information being presented to the teens is verifiable and timely.
The TER materials include:
- Teens Eat Right Slides with notes
- Seven Teens Eat Right student handouts
- Teens Eat Right post-presentation quiz
The Teens Eat Right material can be downloaded free from our website, a trusted and reliable source of nutrition information for health professionals, teachers, and consumers.
For further questions regarding these educational materials and if you would like to sign up for Skype Dietitian, contact: Carol Lapin, MS, RD, CSSD, LD at Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a gift for educators looking for resources for the classroom.¬† I am the former chair of this group and we are committed to outstanding nutrition education!