Monday, October 26, 2015

Healthy Eating

Here is a collection of media that can be used to work with and engage students around healthy eating. This is a part of a project focused on working with and engaging students in ways that help them make positive changes and/or informed choices in their lives.

I hope to add more content to this page. Please consider leaving a comment with your suggestions for more video, poetry, short stories, still images, quotes, music videos and lyrics, art and books.

1 comment:

  1. The first video has some good tips for healthy eating. However I disagree with the part where he says it doesn't matter the proportion of macronutrients one is eating, I believe it does matter. It matters because when you ask the question what happens physiologically to our bodies, when one eats high carbs or low carbs, or low protein..., you have very different results. For optimal health, for the general population a macronutrient diet of about 60% Carbs (complex), 20% protein and 20% fat is recommend.

    Also you can not have a conversation about sugar without acknowledging high fructose corn syrup.

    I would love to see schools, teachers and lunchroom supervisors encourage more healthy eating. A well nourished child has more potential to learn and succeed than a child who is hungry or starved of nutrient dense foods.