Nutrition Messages in Elementary School Textbooks: A Study of Language Arts and Math Texts Used in English Schools in Montreal

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Title
Nutrition Messages in Elementary School Textbooks: A Study of Language Arts and Math Texts Used in English Schools in Montreal
Abstract
The author examines references to foods mentioned in elementary school texts used in Montreal English schools in the 1980s. A study of fifty-eight language arts and math texts used in grades 1-6 revealed a total of 4,391 references to foods in words and/or pictures. A large proportion of these references were to sugar-rich foods. A higher percentage of adult females prepared foods, followed closely by adult males. Boys were shown as eating food more frequently than any other group. Eating with one's peers was far more frequent than eating with the family, while a surprising number of children depicted in texts used in grades 1-3 consumed their food alone.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1989
Language
en
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Citation
Baron, Vita. “Nutrition Messages in Elementary School Textbooks: A Study of Language Arts and Math Texts Used in English Schools in Montreal.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1989. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-59565.pdf.
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