Re: A lesson for teachers

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Posted by Melanie W. on June 17, 2005 at 19:07:16:

In Reply to: A lesson for teachers posted by HSG on June 17, 2005 at 14:44:31:

Teachers becoming dieticians - its very sad. And what kind of lesson is this giving the kids? Children learn by example. When they see their schools obsessing about calories more than grades, a lot of kids will probably internalize those messed-up values, and live by them. I think getting a well-rounded education will do students a lot more good than getting trained in how to be a good customer for a diet company.

And arent schools supposedly becoming more tolerant and accepting? I guess that doesnt apply to being full-figured. In THAT case, its seems, the schools can still stigmatize students. The only bullies plus-size girls used to have to worry about were other kids. Are the schools now becoming bullies, too?

I only hope that young girls receive enough positive messages elsewhere, and learn enough about thinking for themselves, so they dont develop negative body image at such a vulnerable age.

And I hope some responsible educators begin to challenge these measures.

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