More and more children in Europe spend more and more time of the day in day care institutions, or in extra-familiar child care schemes where they normally have several of their daily meals. A balanced diet contributes decisively to the well-being of a child and is crucial for the growth and the fostering of a child’s development.
It is a widely acknowledged fact that child care institutions and specialised personnel in the educational system carry a growing responsibility for the healthy nutrition of children as children spend more and more time outside their families. A great number of tasks that revolve around the topic child nutrition is more and more in the focus of child care workers. For example, teaching children about nutrition, or the increased cooperation between parents and group caterers about questions of a healthy and appropriate diet.
The materials presented here
- support you when planning and implementing units in training or further education,
- show you important subject areas in which the specialised personnel in the field of educational sciences should be knowledgeable and competent,
- give you the opportunity to compile individual materials for reasons of demand or target group orientation.
- An introduction to the work with the teaching materials (aims, composition, target groups and structuring) is in the pedagogical concept – the CHOCA concept. We really recommend to read the CHOCA concept before using the teaching materials.
- The teaching materials can be downloaded individually. The given sequence is a suggestion in case you are planning a comprehensive teaching unit.
- For every teaching unit there is an overview (Info-pdf) and the respective files detailing course of action, working materials, work sheets etc. (Zip-Archive).
- Tips for further meaningful compilations of teaching materials for special target groups in training and further education will be published within the run-time of the project in this area.
Please note that not all modules are made available in four languages (English, German, Hungarian and Swedish).
The pedagogical concept provides all teacher and training staff with an introduction into working with the training material (general objectives, target groups and structure). Upon using the material in any kind of learning situation we advice reading the CHOCA concept first.
The CHOCA-Concept has been designed by all project partners. It is availabele in German, English, Swdish and Hungarian.
Module 1: Nutritional Guidelines
Module 1 has been designed by the University of Paderborn.
Module 2: Nutritional Concepts (part 1) - quantity and quality of food intake
Module 2 has been designed by the University of Paderborn.
Module 3: Nutritional Concepts (part 2) - special dietary requirements
Module 3 has been designed by the University of Paderborn.
Module 4: Professional food preparation and service systems
Module 4 has been designed by the University of Paderborn.
Module 5: Ecological Food and involvement of regional producers
Module 5 has been designed by Caritas Luxembourg.
Module 6: Food preparation with and for children
Module 6 has been designed by Arbeiterwohlfahrt-Ennepe Ruhr.
Module 7: Working with parents and families
Module 7 has been designed by Arbeiterwohlfahrt-Ennepe Ruhr.
Module 8: “Cooking and eating with children” - Toolbox Part 1
Module 8 has been designed by Point Europa.
Module 9: “Cooking and eating with children” - Toolbox Part 2
Module 9 has been designed by Arbeiterwohlfahrt-Ennepe Ruhr.
Module 10: Selection and finance of Catering Services
Module 10 has been designed by Arbeiterwohlfahrt-Ennepe Ruhr.
Module 11: Marketing and Communication
Module 11 has been designed by Point Europa and Saga.