Saturday, April 23, 2011
Unit II. Nutrition.
Rules for Healthy, Happy B.C. School Children.
1. Eat food slowly and at regular intervals.
2. Eat cooked cereal with milk for breakfast frequently.
12-14 10 1/2
16-18 9 1/2
Wow, isn't that common sense and practical knowledge? But I wonder how many parents/children follow these 'rules' nowadays. Eat fruits and vegetables, not much candy, milk desserts instead of pastry - we know that, but do we adhere it it?
I especially like the 'exercising two hours each day'. In 1947 I think this would never have been a problem for kids as they were outside playing everyday. Now with television, computers and video games exercising (playing outside) is a huge challenge. My own children have been much better at getting outside since we have moved to the country, but they can easily become absorbed into TV. There are so many organized sports where kids go a few times a week, but really, how often do they go outside to play on their own or with the neighbourhood kids? It no longer happens these days, and it is a real shame. Some of my happiest times as a child were to play make believe or make up our own games with the local kids and we were outside for hours until our mother's called us home (called with their voices and not cell phones ha ha)