Graduate Project Title
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The obesity rates among children in the United States have been rising rapidly over the past thirty years. Children are getting messages from the media to eat unhealthy foods. This epidemic is beginning to be addressed in schools. A nutrition curriculum was developed and implemented in a half day kindergarten program. Core academic subject were integrated using Washington State GLEs as a guide. Parent involvement was a component to strengthen student's understanding of cultural diversity as it pertained to food.
Spencer, Erin, "An Integrated Nutrition Unit for Half-Day Kindergarten" (2008). All Graduate Projects. 140.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education Commons