The local co-op is open for proposals for classes to teach this summer. I want to teach a class:). Since my degree is in child development and family studies, I'd like to teach a class that is related to childhood nutrition.
I don't have many ideas...I'm guessing the class would be about an hour. Parents and those that work with children, what type of child/family topics around nutrition would you like to see? I don't have a degree in nutrition, so I don't want to give advice on that.
A little background: I have a MS in Child Development and Family Studies, with a special focus on early development and community education, so I want to stick with something that I actually know about (basically, something that does not focus too much on the nutritional aspect because I am not an expert). I mean, I had some childhood nutrition training, but I don't think that makes me qualified to speak in-depth about it. Therefore, I am thinking about a class that draws attention to the behavioral aspect of eating. For example, helping children try new foods, introducing healthy foods, dealing with commercials that encourage "junk food"), helping children be involved in picking their meals, working on a small garden, using cooking together as an opportunity to promote language use in toddlers etc. Of course, I will bring up whole foods, variety, etc. But what else? Perhaps suggesting that they read a book to their child and then explore themes in the book through cooking and gardening? Suggesting project ideas?
Any ideas??? Something more FUN and less boring (than my ideas currently) please...
Edit: I just found out that I missed the summer deadline. So I'll be applying got teach a class in the fall. So any "fall themes" would be great as well. Thanks!