Goodness, that last post garnered some unexpectedly nice and interesting comments. Aren’t blogging connections fun? My non-blogging friends clearly don’t understand why I do it, but – you all know why, don’t you? It’s lovely!
One of my classes consists of a motley crew of disaffected 15-17 year-olds who’ve managed to slide through life avoiding education – mainly by being expelled from their high schools. This is their second chance – and they’re not always terribly keen on it.
I decided that we would do a little project on healthy eating. They tend to graze on crisps (chips) and fizzy juice. We’ve researched websites, done surveys and then I got them to make up leaflets about this. We did them on computers using Publisher and – from a distance – the leaflets look great and the young ones are proud of them. Most of the information on them is good but I have to admit that some of it needs a little further tweaking. Here are some extracts:
* Minerals: drink 6-8 medium glasses a day
* Fat: we should take them three times a day
* Carbohydrates prevent heart attacks and cancer
* Vitamins keep us green and healthy
* When cooking meat, try and grill it or at least cut off as much of the meat as you can
* Always try and stay active and moving around after eating fatty food like kebabs and burgers
* Fat and sugar consists of sweets, cakes, cream and butter. We need these so that we can have our essential fatty acid which is vital for our proper nerve functions. We should have 2 portions a day.
(Now, that's a diet I could follow. Two cakes a day. Yum.)
By the way, I do apologise to anyone who Googled "Healthy Eating" and got this...