Weight Matters

Started this post a couple of months ago, sorry peeps, read, enjoy…

Apparently, a kids weight should be included in their school report as part of a radical plan to tackle the obesity crisis – so says Professor Do Gooder.

Here’s the article:

 http://www.theage.com.au/national/f-for-fat-obesity-on-report-cards-20121206-2ayd2.html#ixzz2EeMNGpLk

So, where to begin with this…….

‘inclusion of weight in primary school reports could spark discussion between teachers and parents about their children’s diet and level of physical activity.’

Professor Do Gooder wants teachers to let parents know that their kids are fat and they don’t feed them right and they don’t exercise them enough.  Tell the parents of an overweight child that it’s all their fault, perhaps draw up a menu plan, suggest Weight Watchers and get outdoors a bit more – yeah, I can see teachers just lining up to do that.

 ”It’s not that I want the schools to be seen as the body responsible, but nonetheless use the school environment as a way to contribute to ensuring that the broader issues are there for discussion.”

Or, use food education as part of the curriculum.  Home Economics is offered in High School, maybe that could happen a little earlier?  Cooking involves weihgts and measurements, identifing foods and food group, it gets kids working as a team and here’s the kicker, can also teach kids about healthy eating.  There are actually parents out there that don’t make great food choices but maybe that’s just how they were bought up – yes it could be a cycle??? Hello, maybe a bit of education wouldn’t go astray

Look, seeing an over weight kid is really not great however, teachers have a tough enough job without having to deal with this!

Advertisements

About itsnotjustmeright

It's Not Just Me Right? Coping with life, venting, ranting, raving, laughing and giggling along the way.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s