Increasing Awareness on Poultry and Egg Consumption in Pre-school Students

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Yenilmez F., Uruk E., Koluman N., Erden Ş., Baylan M., Kurşun K., ...More

International Erciyes Agriculture, Animal & Food Sciences Conference, Kayseri, Turkey, 24 - 27 April 2019, pp.62

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kayseri
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.62
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The egg, presented by nature into its package, is a unique and excellent food. Because of high nutritional and digestibility value, low calorie value and promoting substances for growth it is an important food for in growth children’s diet. Because it is healthy and a balanced nutrition, it is necessary to tell the children that egg is an indispensable protein source, to emphasize the importance of consumption. The aim of this project is acquiring and fostering the intended egg consumption habit. Target audience was a total of 50 preschool students (two schools) within the age group of 5-6 years, consisting of children whose socio-economic and educational levels are low in Adana province. In this context, it was aimed to develop awareness about the importance of eggs in terms of nutrition, health, growth and brain development in the work carried out, to raise curiosity by bringing chickens and eggs together with children, to stimulate interest in children through field trips, observations and examinations of stages from the farm to the table, to stimulate the meaning by animating them with dramas, to transfer them to the children through interactive applications, so as to make the children love egg and to give them consumption habits. In line with the aim of the project; poultry farms were visited belonging to university and private firm who are producing in different poultry production systems. With this visit, the children were informed about the chicken and egg, and offered physical contact so that the children have fun and learned. Experiments were done in the laboratory and classrooms, was reinforced with information obtained through different teaching methods such as drama and games, and creativity aspects was improved with painting and different activities so that the presentation of the egg and the awareness was improved. The pre-test and last-test applications were determined whether the project has been achieved for the specified purpose. The result of the current project, pre-school students participating in the project was improved their knowledge and awareness of about chicken and eggs, in addition improved egg consumption habits.