When Dr. David Katz was on The Martha Stewart Show last week, he mentioned his Nutrition Detectives CD. If you’d rather not order the CD, you may access the materials online for free. Here’s how:
Health: Nutrition Detectives
Before the food companies started removing hydrogenated oils from foods, Dr. Katz (from the Yale University School of Medicine) taught us it was something to avoid. His Nutrition Detectives
curriculum (something we completed in a day), convinced our
then-six-year-old peanut butter & jelly addict to switch from Jif
to an all-natural peanut butter. Without any nagging on my part!
How’s that for easy?
Here is the program description straight from the Nutrition Detectives site:
Drs. David and Catherine Katz are pleased to share their Nutrition Detectives program.
NUTRITION DETECTIVES® “Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices”
Nutrition Detectives is an exciting nutrition education program for elementary school children
that is “Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices.” They learn how to read
food labels, detect marketing deceptions while simultaneously learning
to identify and subsequently choose healthy foods. The program has been
taught in schools throughout the country and data are currently being
collected in Independence Missouri. There is opportunity to disseminate
the program using a ‘train-the-trainer’ model, in which high school
students are trained to teach younger students. The program is novel,
creative, engaging, and efficient, imparting crucial information in
- Nutrition Detectives Slide Show [PowerPoint]
- Teacher’s Manual/Curriculum Guide [45-page PDF]
- Children’s Questionnaire [6-page PDF]
- Parent Intro Letter
- Parent Follow-up Letter
- Evaluation form for Nutrition Detectives
We are asking you to register so that we may track how many
people/schools/organizations are using this program. It will also allow
us to determine how effective the program was at your home, school or
organization. If you do not want us to contact you, please check off
the “Do not contact me” box below.
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Have a resource or giveaway to share? Email me, Lori Seaborg, at email@example.com
p.s. from Lori : I haven’t gotten the first bit of spam from them, and have used the site for almost four years.