Antonia Demas Food is Elementary 2001

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Food is Elementary 2001

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Food is Elementary(c) 2001 by Antonia Demas, Ph.D. is a unique curriculum integrating academic disciplines with food, nutrition, culture and the arts. The curriculum is a research-based program modeled after the award-winning Trumansburg, NY study, "Food Education in the Elementary Classroom".

The Trumansburg study published in 1995 demonstrated that a food-based curriculum results in dramatic dietary acceptance of diverse healthful foods among children in the elementary school lunch program.

Additionally, the study showed that a hands-on, experiential, food-based curriculum provides academic enrichment for all students. Designed for teachers and volunteer food educators, this book contains 28 sequential (and 8 supplemental) lessons with age-appropriate lesson plans for pre-K through 2nd grade and 3rd grade through 8th grade in addition to equipment lists and "how to" guidelines. The USDA food pyramid and basic nutritional principles are featured. Academic disciplines including art, geography, history, language arts, mathematics, science, and writing are integrated into lessons. Each lesson plan can be taught in a one-hour class, or topics may be selected for presentation in shorter time periods. All lessons are participatory: students and parents use all five senses to study whole foods, cook, create art, plant seeds, and write in journals. Students prepare and consume cold food in the first semester and hot international entrees in the second semester. The eight additional lessons feature hot international entrees.

The Food is Elementary curriculum meets state education requirements in most states and implements USDA guidelines.

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About the Author:

Antonia Demas has taught food studies in a variety of educational settings to people of diverse ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds all of her life. After graduating from Godard College with a B.A. in Community Nutrition, she worked for 20 years in food education before completing a Ph.D. at Cornell University. In 1999, in cooperation with distinguished colleagues dedicated to the improvement of the long-term health and education of children, she founded the Food Studies Institute. Dr. Demas has received national recognition for her research in food studies. In 1994, her food education curriculum won national awards for the Most Creative Implementation of the Dietary Guidelines from the US Department of Agriculture and for Excellence in Nutrition Education from the Society for Nutrition Education. In 1999, the curriculum was published as Food is Elementary(c). Articles by Dr. Demas on the topic of achieving acceptance of healthy, low-fat, meals in schools have been published in New Century Nutrition and in the American Journal of Cardiology among others. As a consultant and speaker, Dr. Demas works with schools, non-profit organizations, vegetarian societies, and corporations across the country. Television and radio appearances have included interviews with Charlie Rose on PBS TV in 1997 and on an NPR special, "Making Contact" in 1999 and 2001. In addition to her work in food education, Antonia walks six miles each day and is a gourmet vegetarian cook.

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Heart disease begins in childhood. I admire the work of Dr. Demas who is a pioneer improving children's nutrition. -- Dean Ornish, MD

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