- Editorial: Secretaría General Técnica. Centro de Publicaciones. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.
Transversal and Complementary Contents for the Food, Nutrition and Gastronomy Programmes for Infant and Primary School Education stages, have been put together in four didactic units, strengthening the common objectives looking to be achieved within both educational stages. They present a new aspect: a direct relationship between the school child with what he or she eats and the physical exercise he or she carries out. That is to say, where and what he or she eats, so as to maintain a healthy weight during the stage of growth and development, the importance of practicing physical activities on a regular basis, as well as strengthening knowledge on foods. That is to say, the amount of times one should eat, or what to eat when one is allergic or intolerant to a food product, reinforcing together, the acquisition of healthy lifestyles. In short, how to look after their own body in the present, as well as the future. The structure of these four units follows the same methodological pattern as the programmes they complement, although some changes may be found. The school children are now familiar with the story characters "Cosme, Elle and Tito", worked with in the Pre-school Education programme, and they know their personalities and behaviour, so the stories have now been replaced by a comic version, a more visual resource, with more concise language. A new way of expression that pupils will closely discover within the Primary Education stage. In addition, songs are replaced by riddles or brainteasers. The children already know quite a lot about food, so answering simple and fun brain teasers will surely be of no problem to them. These four units include transversal and complementary contents for the Infant School Education stage and the first cycle of Primary School Education, where pupils will discover new ways of observing, tasting, smelling and experiencing foods.