It’s weird not to be going back to school this year. I applied for the masters program for this fall, but in the mean time I got a part time job as a reporter and my other job is starting to look like I’ll be able to write there too! So it’s all falling into place and no need to go back to school at this time in my life…not saying that I never will though! It may be something I want to do at a later date.
As stressful as it was sometimes, I enjoyed being a student. I LOVE learning about new things. It’s fascinating to me, which is probably why I like to read, too! If only I had more time for it…I need to make time for it. I read most days on my lunch breaks and that’s about it.
I have read quite a few books on weight loss and health, some of them helpful and others not so much. But I think that one of the most important parts of this journey is obtaining the knowledge to help you in the future.
Schools need to teach more about healthy living. It is an essential skill. I remember taking a home economics class in middle school and our cooking lesson involved opening a can of fruit and putting it in a pan. That’s not healthy living. Kids should be taught how to use fresh fruits and veggies to cook nutritious meals.
I think a class on health, nutrition and cooking could last at least a quarter or a semester. I have learned so much on my own that I was never taught. I don’t think I really understood what I was doing to myself when I would stuff my face with junk food. No clue whatsoever.
Is it a parent’s responsibility to teach their children or should children be taught at school? I think the majority of adults in the U.S. don’t have a clue about nutrition! I still have a lot to learn! I think children should be taught these things in school and hopefully, someday, they will be practiced at home in the majority of households, not just the minority.
Tell me what you think.