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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

If I could turn back time ...

Today I told my class I was stopping time (freezing the screen and stopping the timer while I took roll) they all froze in place until I was done.  Sometimes it is the little things that make my day.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Healthy Eating Resouce

My high school students often ask about the best ways to lose weight and be healthy.  Many times it is girls of a healthy weight looking which is frustrating.  I always try to emphasize health, and today I found a great resource that is very clear, user-friendly and promotes long term health.  It is Canada's Food Guide.  

Every time I have tried to pull up the US version I am frustrated and I don't know why but I really like Canda's version.  Maybe it is the fact that it has different numbers of servings for different age ranges and sexes.  Maybe I like that it is more user friendly.  Maybe I think a country that provides healthcare for its citizens has a vested interest in the health of those citizens. The Canadian version seems to promote a healthy life, with clear information and example in a positive tone.  I will be using it when students want to know more about nutrition and healthy choices.