Fri, Jul-01-05, 19:57
Plan: Atkins,PP - wgt in %
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Originally Posted by kathleen24
Those are good suggestions. Budget? As I said above, I think the principal is planning on raiding the school lunch kitchen by flashlight. He offered me all the white flour and sugar I wanted. . . then saw my (I thought concealed) reaction and said, "Or not. . . " I've thought about writing to the manufacturers of some LC sweeteners and seeing if they would donate some of their product for the class.
While I am not going to go LCrusader on them, I want them firmly aware that there are other ways to make sweet treats besides w/sugar. We also have a diabetes prevention program in the community that is pretty grant-rich, and I thought I'd hit them up for products.
We are in a rural area, and I want to focus my instruction on culturally/regionally significant activities--canning fish, putting up wild game (hoping to do a weekend camp where students will get to clean and put up freshly harvested big game animal/s.) In the spring, I want to help them get a garden started (school just build a greenhouse this spring.)
Also, I like the suggestion to take kids shopping--and esp. if we can arrange a presentation/q.a. session with produce manager, butcher, store manager.
I heard the food pyramid concept is under revision--I simply cannot tell them that a pasta/starch based diet is a healthy one. That's my main concern--how to approach the teaching of nutrition in a way that meets the needs of students across a spectrum of physiologies. . .
Hey there, I was just reviewing a new issue if Low Carb Energy magazine (July/August 2005) and there are at least 3 items or articles that may be helpful to you in your current hunt! For example:
- Creating Low-Carb Family Meals, with suggestions on bridging the nutritional transition between (too-often school provided) 'white' foods and sweet treats and more nutritionally sound choices, and similar strategies.
- Fast Meal Ideas for Busy Days, with breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner choices and suggestions for the whole family.
...and a short bit with excellent weblinks about the new and improved (multiple) Food Pyramids, on page 8 with News highlights
... while not precisely low carb, there's a MUCH greater emphasis on whole grains and more veggies...
Here's the weblink for the LowCarb Energy magazine (and forums and recipes and tips and all sorts of useful bits):
Hope this helps you, and good luck on your efforts, sounds like you've got a heck of a project in front of you.