How Healthy Are You . . . Really?
Brian Wansink has been called “the Sherlock Holmes of food,” and his Mindless Eating web site can help you expand Health Mistake No. 1 into a meatier lesson on distracted eating. Check out the Teaching Toolbox section for classroom-friendly articles, Power Point presentations (perhaps a little dense for your students…but some great slides in the mix!), and fantastic cartoons.
Choices has some wonderful content from past issues that can supplement this story. In particular, we recommend this piece on the perils of sugar (pairs well with mistake no. 3!), as well as this one on technology addiction (mistake no. 5).
And to explore Health Mistake No. 8 in greater detail, check out our story on teens and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.