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31 mars 2010 3 31 /03 /mars /2010 14:52


Obesity epidemic is worldwide. Read and listen to this interesting article from BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/witn/2008/02/080220_obesity.shtml


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Watch this extract from Super SIze me

(the opening) and be aware of this worldwide epidemic

 

 

- The USA is most obese country in the world : http://www.downtoearth.org/health/nutrition/obesity-america



- What about the UK ?


- What could we do in class to crackdown obesity ? Look at these sites to get some ideas
  
- Food a fact of life  (children 3-16) is a website that provides progressive approach to teaching about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming  with free resources and interactive games  http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/ 

 - The FSA (Food Standard Agency) also has a site with free resources and games

eat well, be well http://www.eatwell.gov.uk


- What are the governments' reactions ?
In the USA , federal bans exist -California ban : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4251928.stm

- Another solution
Jamie Oliver's food Revolution (Jamie Oliver is a famous television chef)
- And you ....
  • What do you think about fast food restaurants ?
  • What do you think about junk food ?
  • Do you agree with school bans on fatty foods to tackle down obesity?
  • What could you do to crackdown obesity ?
  • Do we have similar bans in France ?
http://www.navsa.fr/00_koama/visu_navsa/index.asp?sid=349&cid=15480&cvid=17353&lid=1(Depuis la rentrée 2005, une loi interdit les distributeurs automatiques de sodas et autres confiseries dans les écoles, collèges et lycées, le taux d'obésité chez les jeunes ayant augmenté de 17% en 20 ans.)

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