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LEARNING better nutrition—not merely ‘teaching’ it

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 January 1971



This title is stolen from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations because of the subtle significance of the change in seventeen years from the philosophy of their first study on approaches and techniques for teaching better nutrition to that of their second study, also on approaches and techniques, but this time for learning better nutrition. Jean A.S. Ritchie was the author of both studies and the change in title reflects developments in her own thought, and in the thought of others. They have developed from the idea that the teacher knows all there is to know and imparts this to the pupil to the realisation that in a complex subject like nutrition which crosses the boundaries of many other disciplines, it is not possible for any teacher to have complete and up‐to‐date knowledge and that teacher and pupil must learn together.


Hollingsworth, D. (1971), "LEARNING better nutrition—not merely ‘teaching’ it", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 71 No. 1, pp. 10-11.




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