(2 spiralbound volumes in a bookcase with a set of worksheets and a classroom curriculum chart with nutrition education learning objectives for students of different ages. Vol. 1: The Reader, 250 pp., Vol. 2: The Activities, 276 pp. Healthy, well-nourished and educated people are a country's most precious asset for achieving economic and social development. Access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food is essential for reaching this goal. However, this by itself is not enough. People also need to understand what constitutes an appropriate diet for health, and they need to have the skills and the motivation to make proper food choices and practice healthy eating habits. Helping people to do so is the role of nutrition education. Many eating habits are formed during childhood and they can last a lifetime. It is therefore important for children to learn the benefits of good nutrition and to develop healthy eating habits. Schools are an excellent setting for bringing nutrition education to children at an early stage and through qualified staff. FAO has prepared this Planning Guide to assist educators worldwide in establishing an effective nutrition education programme that encourages behaviour change. The material can be used at national or local level and is intended for use by a team of educators and health staff, including education inspectors, curriculum planners, teacher educators, teachers, nutritionists and health workers.