Effective teaching of basic nutrition is a major deficiency in the schools of our nation. Although nutrition is one of approximately a dozen central themes generally recognized as comprising biology, it is an area which tended to be de-emphasized during the 1960's and early 70's. Nutrition was usually too applied in nature to be a major focus within the NSF curricula which were organized around the conceptual themes which characterize and unify the various disciplines of science. One of the first changes in the development of the so-called "new courses" of the 1960's was the elimination of any applications of the central ideas of science.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1980 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Yager, Robert E.
"Need for Greater Concern for Nutrition in Science Programs,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 17
, Article 23.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol17/iss1/23