Nutrition, Health, Anthropology, by Roy WilkinsonRudolf Steiner College Press
At the critical age of about thirteen, children become increasingly aware of their physical body and they should therefore learn something about nutrition, conditions of health, their own bodily structure and their relationship to the world generally.The main themes for seventh grade will be concerned with nutrition and health. In eighth grade, children will be shown how the laws of physics and mechanics manifest themselves in the human body, how harmony prevails in disharmony, and how the human being contains the other kingdoms of nature and even the universe.
Themes touched on in this book include: feelings and experiences related to food, ways of growing crops and raising animals, medicinal uses of plants, life forces in plants, elements of a healthy diet, chemical fertilizers and food additives, bread making, raw and cooked foods, digestion, food for the soul, breathing and blood circulation, conditions of health, the human skeleton, threefoldness in the human form, the human being and the universe.
Roy Wilkinson was an indefatigable teacher of children, lecturer, author, and inspirer of many people in the Waldorf movement in the UK and abroad, right up to his death at the age of 90 in 2007.