CURRENT INSIGHT INTO THE NUTRITION EDUCATION AT THE CZECH GRAMMAR SCHOOLS

Jana Kočí

Abstract


There is a need for improving nutritional lifestyles for children and adolescents inorder to strengthen their health, increase the quality of life of the next generation and decrease the health costs and prevalence of obesity and other health-related problems. In 2007 the Health Education was implemented in to the curriculum of youth between the ages of 3 to 19, to straighten the health of Czech students. At present, the issue of health and proper nutrition is an essential part of primary and secondary education. Currently, there is no required standardized curriculum for Nutrition Education in Czech Republic.
Main research objective of this study was to analyze and to evaluate the current phase of implementation of Nutrition Education within compulsory (lower secondary) education in the Czech grammar schools. Survey results identify besides the most common taught content of Nutrition Education, how is Nutrition Education curricula being delivered to the Czech students. 
The results of this study could be an initiative for Nutrition Education curriculum revision and the results provide the background information for designing of Nutrition Education Program and its implication to Czech grammar schools.

Keywords: Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Nutrition Education, Lower Secondary Education, Czech Republic.

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Media centre: Noncommunicable diseases. Geneva: World Health Organization, May 2014. Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs355/en/


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