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Nutrition as a focus for health education

Vivienne McLoughlin (Research assistant at the Health Education Council)
Jim Davies (Research fellow at the Health Education Unit, University of Southampton)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 June 1983



Traditionally only home economics, biology, social history and geography have made substantial contributions to nutrition education in schools. More recently, however, two reports have emphasised nutrition education as an integral part of health education. These reports have not advocated a separate discrete course of health education but have recommended a policy of coverage of health education topics through a range of subjects, a policy which will require much close collaboration between the subjects involved. In this article some of the issues underlying this approach and their implications will be discussed, as this development is intimately related to the central role now played by nutrition education in the debate about health education in schools.


McLoughlin, V. and Davies, J. (1983), "Nutrition as a focus for health education", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 83 No. 6, pp. 7-9.




Copyright © 1983, MCB UP Limited

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