We have produced nutritional teaching materials for classroom use to improve nourishment. This material was applied to low-income residents of “Ngombe Compound” by the local organization as part of the Sustainable Community Development Program (SCDP). These teaching materials for mothers and children incorporate ‘karuta’ cards, a food tree, and food medals.
After having demonstrated the method of their use, we investigated the adaptability of the materials among mothers and infants through to college students. The mothers were most likely to make use of all these three teaching materials, with primary school children next.
All these materials provide visual cues, so that even people who have low literacy can easily understand and make use of them. This is why their adaptability to the mothers was higher than to others with higher literacy such as high school and college students.
We also found that food medals were highly adaptable to infants and primary and secondary school children. This means that we can apply these for infants through to secondary school children after devising their best way of use. Our opinion is that concern and interest in nutrition can be improved by repeating the practice through the games and plays with these nutritional teaching materials.