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TED Talk

Thursday, May 01, 2014

We have been studying nutrition and the digestive system this past 2 weeks in my classroom, and we showed this video to our 120 7th graders:
You need to c&p the link to your browser, because the "link" feature on SP doesn't seem to be working. Sorry. :/

We have looked at MyPlate, portion sizes (many thanks to Sparkpeople for your handy articles on portion sizes!), and how our bodies process food. Today I even showed the kids what I made for dinner last night, and we looked at all the labels for everything I made, in class. The kids have been flabbergasted throughout this unit.

Today, I went down to the lunchroom and had a school lunch. I usually bring my own, but I was running short on time today and I also honestly wanted to compare the cafeteria at my school to the ones that Jamie Oliver depicts on his show. I got a nice salad with all fresh ingredients, and a bread-bowl of cheddar soup, and it was awesome! On the other side of the line, the school had...wait for it...fries, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets. Then, I looked at my kids' trays as they were leaving the line. And they were coming out of our classroom with all this information about nutrition, all the Jamie Oliver stuff they've been seeing in both our class, health class, and at home, and they were CHOOSING the fries/burgers/nuggets.

It's all about choices. That is all.
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    It may not be directly affecting them now, but they are processing it and it sounds like they have been engaged in class. Ya never know when the information will make it home and make a difference there too.
    1421 days ago
  • JWARD199

    Jamie Oliver's TED Award speech

    Is that the video?

    It is disappointing for sure, but I'm not surprised. My kids would have done the same thing, especially my son. He is now 26 years old and is eating better than I do. He reads many different nutrition books and is working out, and he looks and feels great. So maybe some of it will sink in and when they get older they will do better. One can hope! :)

    1421 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2014 7:31:10 AM
  • 123ELAINE456
    Great Blog. Yes, It is all about choices. You are doing a Wonderful Job with your Class. Keep It Up!!! God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.
    1421 days ago
    oops link didn't work!
    1422 days ago
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