The implementation plan of the nutrition education for children of 5th graders of the elementary school using the support tools to select a well-balanced diet was developed and practiced. The children’ behavior in the learning process were recorded and analyzed to empirically examine the effect of the nutrition education on the students in their learning process of nutrition knowledge as well as in their acquiring process of behavior to arrange a well-balanced diet.
The results were as shown below: 1. 3 kinds of support tools to select a well-balanced diet has been developed. 2. It was revealed through the analyses of nutrition knowledge acquiring process that approximately 60 percent of the students could eventually associate fundamental foodstuff and cuisine with food groups. The analyses of the process of acquiring behavior to arrange a well-balanced diet indicated that the effects of learning were ultimately seen with approximately 40 percent of the students.