Just letting you have a peek in on a conversation I’m having with one of Vale’s teachers:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Me[04:31 PM]:Mrs. Health Teacher,
I’m going to do a preemptive strike here… during health, the 3rd Unit on Nutrition. I’m guessing there are lessons about ED and calories, portion sizes.. am I right?
Mrs. Health Teacher[05:59 PM]:Yes, we do talk about all of that.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Me[12:53 PM]:That’s what I thought. Could we be proactive and think of an acceptable work around? Him ‘learning’ about various forms of ED or how portions are so much bigger, or how many calories are in an average McD meal is super unproductive. What could he do instead. What about him doing a power point on ED that perhaps you could share with your students in the future. LIke a look at ED from the inside. Vale is an activist, and this just might be helpful. What do you think?
Mrs. Health Teacher[01:08 PM]:Mrs. Vale’s Mom, what specific information is not helpful? In the lessons we talked about the importance of nutrition, nutrients, how to choose good/bad foods based on labels, how to eat healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, obesity, and fad diets/eating disorders.
Me[03:55 PM]:Well, all of that. May I ask, what is your experience with people with eating disorders? =)