Through a Child’s Eyes: Nutrition and Cultural Diversity Through Puppetry

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149334
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Through a Child’s Eyes: Nutrition and Cultural Diversity Through Puppetry
Abstract:
Through a Child’s Eyes: Nutrition and Cultural Diversity Through Puppetry
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Nogueras, Debra, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami
Title:Assistant Professor
Puppetry is one of the oldest forms of teaching and storytelling. Teaching kindergarten students requires a method that will elicit their attention and reach each of them on an individual basis. A sophomore nursing clinical group created a puppet show for a community health project at a local kindergarten. These students identified the diversity of the kindergarten children, the importance of teaching acceptance of each other and ourselves, and created a story that used the cultural backgrounds of the group, the importance of good nutrition and the relationship to the foods these children might be eating at home. Using the food pyramid, foods specific to different cultures were identified and shared with the children to teach how healthy eating leads to good health and increased ability to learn. The kindergarten classes were then given the opportunity to create puppets in their own likeness. This project demonstrates insight and wisdom on behalf of the sophomore nursing students to the unique needs of this culturally diverse community. While creating the puppet show, the nursing students found a sense of connectedness between themselves, their cultural background, and the nutritional needs of the children. The benefit was – they truly learned! Their evaluation of the activity indicated an outcome of increased sensitivity to the client of a different culture and an increased desire to maintain an open heart and a wiser eye.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThrough a Child’s Eyes: Nutrition and Cultural Diversity Through Puppetryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149334-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Through a Child’s Eyes: Nutrition and Cultural Diversity Through Puppetry</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nogueras, Debra, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dnogueras@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Puppetry is one of the oldest forms of teaching and storytelling. Teaching kindergarten students requires a method that will elicit their attention and reach each of them on an individual basis. A sophomore nursing clinical group created a puppet show for a community health project at a local kindergarten. These students identified the diversity of the kindergarten children, the importance of teaching acceptance of each other and ourselves, and created a story that used the cultural backgrounds of the group, the importance of good nutrition and the relationship to the foods these children might be eating at home. Using the food pyramid, foods specific to different cultures were identified and shared with the children to teach how healthy eating leads to good health and increased ability to learn. The kindergarten classes were then given the opportunity to create puppets in their own likeness. This project demonstrates insight and wisdom on behalf of the sophomore nursing students to the unique needs of this culturally diverse community. While creating the puppet show, the nursing students found a sense of connectedness between themselves, their cultural background, and the nutritional needs of the children. The benefit was – they truly learned! Their evaluation of the activity indicated an outcome of increased sensitivity to the client of a different culture and an increased desire to maintain an open heart and a wiser eye.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:22Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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