Teacher back up
Our two websites, this one (adult to adult) and Claire’s (teen to teen) have been designed to interact and compliment each other. To understand the objectives and direction Read here…
The more you cook the better you get!
I suggest you encourage your pupils to do The Once A Week Challenge in their families. I am yet to meet a parent who doesn’t think this is a brilliant idea. So you can explain to your students that it is highly likely their parents will like the idea!!
As a follow up get them to report back to classmates
- what they did
- how it worked out
- what they would do differently next time
These are Claire’s reasons why she thinks it’s a good idea to be able to cook… use this as a starting point to discuss with your students…
- You don’t have to put up with food you don’t like – you call the shots!
- It feels great if you can cook for friends and family – lots of compliments are good!
- Being able to cook gives you leverage to negotiate … “If I cook dinner, can I borrow the car?” It works!!??
- Knowing you can cook is quite empowering. You can make good food choices so you can get better skin, have more energy, be at a good weight – it’s all your choice…
- It’s quite good fun cooking!
So when all said and done it seems like a win:win to her! What do your students think???
Feedback from teachers is really positive!
After having spent years teaching kids, I know what we have developed will be helpful and totally reinforce your classroom teaching… but it is always fabulous to hear what other teachers say…
“ I have decided to use Clare’s book as a motivational resource for my 3 year 11 classes next year. I love the way you have presented your websites and so good to have the YouTube links. I intend to write it into my curriculum doc. Really excited to have such a great resource to use, thank you.
Pam Shone, HOD Food and Hospitality, Waimea College
“Your sites are great and I will show it to my students in class this week – it is such a good example of health promotion that they can write about in their external exams. I will also put the link to the web site in our school newsletter this week and direct them to our school web site where I have added the link as well. We need more proactive people like you out there!
Nicola Potts, Food, Nutrition and Hospitality Teacher, St. Patrick’s College
Foodie Rules make nutrition more realistic and increases relevance
I worked a group of teens to convert ‘traditional nutrition guidelines’ into something that had more relevance to them. Whilst we won’t win an award for being ‘politically correct’, you will get a good response.
My testing shows that they will snigger, laugh and nod their head.
This is absolutely step one in engaging - and so much more effective than the ‘glazed over , boring’ response that traditional nutrition messages usually evoke. Follow the link and see what you think!
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