As a former teacher, I am going to assume I am still a student in Teachers College, and this is an assignment I was given by my education Tutor; since my Tutor is imaginary, I would like to solicit your assistance in grading the various stages of my proposal for the syllabus. A grade from 1 to 10 will be satisfactory.
You must believe this is part of your child or children s education, and naturally I hope you would wish the best for them. So you will be a helper in formulating this syllabus; especially if your are a qualified health care worker, which I am not.
1. Personal Hygiene, this should be the task of the parent, but some parents might need help, or some children might not have a functioning father or mother in the home. Since I am not a care giver, a qualified person should write the details for the teaching of personal Hygiene.
2. The overriding factor about good health is the importance of daily exercise, apart from a routine number of exercises, walks can be beneficial, if the sea is accessible from the school, properly supervised visits to the beach or public swimming facilities, should be part of the curriculum.
I was not aware of my ability as a sprinter until a hundred yard dash at Teachers College at age 20; a race in which I won against the number one sprinter of the college at the time.
Students should be tested as to their natural talents for a particular sport. It is a possibility that I could have been an International sprinter like my Cousin, an English gold medal Olympic sprinter, now retired.
I once held the 60-meter dash indoor record at Cosford, England, a wooden track that was wonderful to sprint on. the cold English weather and a hamstring injury put an end to that .
Foods & Drinks
Barring accidents, natural disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons and other relating tragedies; I am convinced we can raise a much healthier society than what we have today, we can reduce the consumption of drugs, lower the costs of global health care, improve disposable incomes, reduce the incidence of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other ailments; providing we can also affect human behavior to act in their own health interest, and believe in the facts of the health benefits of plants and herbs.
A Healthy Menu
Health Education should focus on facts about all the foods and drinks that pass our precious lips. Forgive me for being bias, but my list would not include Meat and chicken, strictly a plant based diet and some fish; There may be some meats and chicken that are tolerable, but my prejudice will not allow me to include them in this list, but you can include them in your comments.
There might be some health foods that are common, accessible, familiar or limited, depending on your geographic location, feel free to list any that may not be known to me. or accidentally omitted. I will try to be as international as possible.
It is important to know one’s family history of hereditary weaknesses in health; this should be provided by the parents or guardians via an appropriate questionnaire. Some families do not learn of such weaknesses, until a member of the family falls victim to a particular disease or ailment.
Let me start with the shortest list first.
We do need some protein, fish is high in protein for its omega 3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of heart disease, some protein can be provided from plant based diets, but we are so much in the habit of having some “FLESH’ with our meals, let that flesh be fish. One has to be weary of mercury in some popular fish.
Healthy Fish to Eat
Wild caught Salmon
Wild caught Sardines
Soon Come with more on a Health Menu.
When I am not preparing these blogs, I am carving wood.