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What Schools Should Be Teaching About Nutrition by Craig Middleton

Friday, January 24th, 2020

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What Schools Should Be Teaching About Nutrition by Craig Middleton covers some of the basics of nutrition that schools should consider adding to their formal curricula. While there is a lot more to know, this is a good place for you and your kids to start.

Introduction

  • For a long time, many educators have pleaded that schools should teach more about problems that children will run into when they become adults. Adult challenges that some schools have started preparing students for include finances and general computer classes like teaching office software for example. Often disregarded is nutrition even though physical education is still typically required. Whether a school decides to integrate nutrition into their physical education or health classes or create a separate class, it should be part of every school’s formal curriculum.

The Truth About Sugar

  • Added sugar has been increasingly seen in more foods than ever in the United States and around the world thanks to initiatives like the U.S. Sugar Program. Making sure you don’t consume too much sugar is important as it can cause many different issues such as cavities, weight gain, and even diabetes. Teach kids how to read labels on food products so they can limit how much sugar they consume on a daily basis. Additionally, have them avoid or very sparingly consume high sugar products like soda and instead consume better alternatives like green tea or just water. Cutting down on sugar is one of the best ways you can live a nutritious lifestyle.

The Truth About Protein

  • Protein is a very important factor when building a diet for yourself. While protein is in so many foods, make sure to know which types of foods have the most like eggs, milk, beef, pork, fish, or chicken so you are able to build a well-balanced diet. Without protein, you can have deficiency issues that can stunt growth and make you more susceptible to infections. Additionally, you’ll want to eat more protein anytime you get into weightlifting as protein is what will help you build muscles. Make sure you fully understand protein when you want to know about proper nutrition.

The Truth About Dairy

  • Dairy is the group of products made out of the milk of mammals such as cows, goats, sheep, and more. These products all include cheese, milk, butter, ice cream, and more, and you probably have at least one of these on a daily basis. If you’ve ever had stomach problems, for example, make sure you don’t have lactose intolerance. Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products and the enzyme lactase is needed by people consuming dairy products to digest them without problems. Make sure you don’t have lactose intolerance when consuming dairy products and if you do, consider ways you can still have dairy products such as taking lactase supplements or going for lactose-free products. Understanding dairy products is important when living a nutritious lifestyle.

The Truth About Cell Health

  • Cell health is important as the more healthy your cells are the more energy you will have and the easier time you will have maintaining your target weight. Following proper cellular nutrition is important in gaining positive cell health. To do this, you’ll want to go for plant-based nutrients (fruits and vegetables) that will trigger your cells to become more healthy. Once you’ve started incorporating plant-based nutrients into your diet, you’ll see results down the line. Ensure that your cell health is good when you want to live a healthy nutritious lifestyle.

Conclusion

  • No matter what age the children you’re responsible for teaching are, it’s always a good time to start teaching about nutrition. While many kids won’t be able to plan their own diet until they become young adults, some will be able to pass on what they learn to their parents so they might cook better for them. Teaching nutrition at a younger age can also get them to be dead set on following a stricter diet once they are cooking on their own. Building knowledgeable kids for the future will make them happier and healthier adults.

Craig Middleton

  • Craig is a New York City-based retired business consultant, who is an expert in education and cultural trends. He has a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters in Education from St. Johns and loves sharing his knowledge on the side through his writing. If you have any questions or comments you can direct them to Craig at craigmiddleton18@gmail.com.
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Hello world!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Welcome to my blog. The purpose of the blog is to provide free content that will serve as bite-sized staff development material for practicing school administrators, people who wish to be administrators some day, teachers, and parents. I also hope that it will generate some discussion that we can all share to help with your day jobs and life in general.

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Help Kids Choose a Major – Guest Post

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

How to Help Your Child Choose a Major
College comes with so many different decisions, and quite a few of them involve the major that a student is going to pursue. Before they begin school, have an open and honest discussion with your children to aid them in selecting the best major for them. This sound advice also apply to teachers as they try to advice students regarding which path to follow. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Know When It’s Time to See a Chiropractor? by Dr. Brent Wells, D.C.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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How to Know When It’s Time to See a Chiropractor?

by Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. is a good place to start if you are having pain or issues with your back or other joints. I have gone to chiropractors for many years and they have “fixed” a number of nagging issues for me. They will want to see you on a regular basis, but if you can’t afford that they can at least offer relief in the short run.

Introduction

  • It can be difficult to know when is the right time to see a chiropractor. While it might be easy to ignore or muster through pain and limited movements, this can drastically affect your lifestyle. If you’re not able to move or do the things you love it can prove to be very troublesome, both mentally and physically. Below are a few signs that you can use to tell when it might be time to make an appointment.

The Benefits of Using Chiropractic Care

  • Using chiropractic care comes with a handful of health benefits. One of the most important is that it helps to decrease tension and improve flexibility. Regular treatments can also naturally treat degenerative joint and tissue problems, such as arthritis.
  • Chiropractors also use massage therapy to help with relieving pain and inflammation. If you’re a little nervous about having adjustments done, you could instead opt for a healing massage. In addition to this, physical rehab is usually offered. This can help with improving your range of motion while using hands-on techniques to train your body.

How Often Should You Get a Chiropractic Adjustment?

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Six Signs That You Need to See a Chiropractor

  • 1. You Have a Limited Range of Motion
    One of the most tell-tale signs that you need to see a chiropractor is that you have a limited range of motion. This indicates that your body has a joint problem that is limiting your mobility. Why this happens depends on various issues, but it’s mainly caused by arthritis or spine injuries. A chiropractor will help to realign your joints and muscles by doing different types of manipulations. They will feel around areas on your back, neck, and shoulders, to find places of tension. They might even ask you to do specific stretches so they can better see how your body moves. Once they identify problematic areas, they will expertly move your body in a way to help provide relief. This will also improve circulation in the area which can prevent future flexibility issues.
  • 2. You’re Suffering From Chronic Pain
    If you suffer from chronic pain, such as in your face, back, or neck, it might be time to stop by a chiropractic office. Chronic pain can be treated by a chiropractor with the use of spinal manipulations. Because your spine interacts with most areas of your body, these manipulations will help to treat inflammation and tension almost anywhere.
  • 3. You Have Intense or Frequent Headaches
    Headaches are caused by a variety of different things. This includes stress, tension, spending too much time on the computer, environmental stimuli, or an underlying medical condition, like extreme intracranial pressure or tumors. A chiropractor will adjust your neck in certain directions to help release tension. Known as cervical manipulation, this adjustment uses force to apply pressure to your neck’s joints. This helps to realign them while also reducing any pressure in surrounding muscles. Besides adjustments, your chiropractor will also recommend natural ways to prevent headaches, such as avoiding teeth clenching and drinking plenty of water. After a few treatments, you should find that your headaches will decrease in their pain and number.
  • 4. There’s Shooting Pain Down Your Legs
    Shooting pain down your legs shows that your body is having nerve problems, such as sciatica, or has a herniated disc.
    To help relieve this pain, a chiropractor will do spinal manipulations. These will stop muscle spasms while also releasing endorphins to help naturally relieve pain. A handful might also use a special device, such as an activator, that stimulates your nerves. Rather than using their hands, a chiropractor will move this device up and down your spine to apply short impulses to surrounding joints, muscles, and nerves.
  • 5. You Have Severe Sinus Congestion
    Some might be surprised to learn that chiropractors can help with healing sinus congestion. In fact, chiropractors often successfully treat this issue without you needing to take medications for it. By using manipulations on your upper spine, they’ll be able to release pressure around your main sinus passageway resulting in fluid drainage. They might also apply pressure to certain portions of your face near the nasal cavities to stimulate the nerves.
  • 6. You Tend to Sit Often
    If you have a job that requires you to sit for hours each day, you might want to stop by a chiropractic office. A sedentary life can put a lot of pressure on your spine, especially if you use a poor sitting position. Chiropractic care can improve your spine’s health and encourage you to use correct posture. (Doug: You should also look into getting a desk that lets you stand or sit.)
  • Knowing the right time to see a chiropractor can be tough. By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll know when your body requires this extra help. Check out the references below for more information.

Dr. Brent Wells, D.C.

  • Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. is the creator of Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab which has multiple locations throughout Alaska. He belongs to the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) and the American Chiropractic Association. He founded Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab and has been a chiropractor for over 20 years. His practice has treated thousands of patients from different health problems using services designed to help give long-lasting relief.
  • Dr. Wells is also the author of over 700 online health articles that have been featured on sites such as Dr. Axe, Organic Facts, and Thrive Global. He continues his education to remain active and updated in all studies related to neurology, physical rehab, biomechanics, spine conditions, brain injury trauma, and more.

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Leverage Social Media / The Limits of Bicycle Power / Powering a House With a Bicycle

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Leverage Social Media
How to Leverage the Untapped Power of AI in Social Media? AI is helping companies gain new insights from the world’s largest focus group- Social Networks. @analyticsinme @KamalikaSome

Revision Is Necessary for Learning. As a more seasoned writer, you realize craft lives in the revision. Although ideas may drip like a sieve, they shan’t reveal themselves to readers until you take the time to read, reread, rework, and mold the message the words are meaning to send. @mssckstein

Can You Power A House With A Bicycle? After pedaling for hours, discover there’s a difference between the power you use and the power your body can generate. @rmbyrne @BonaireVolt

Social/Mobile Media Education

How tech supports students’ emotional well-being during school shutdowns – Here are four ways districts can effectively support their students’ social and emotional well-being when those students can’t be in a face-to-face environment on campus. @eschoolnews

Learning

Pinkcast 4.02. This is how to make gratitude a habit. Here is some more great advice from Daniel Pink in 1:24. @DanielPink

Leadership/Parenting

Four Engaging Structures That Work in a Hybrid A/B Learning Classrooms – This Hybrid A/B Model of schooling (also goes by many other names) has a camera on in the classroom for students to watch at home, while students rotate days A/B of being in-person or at-home. @ajjuliani

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Jobs@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why Nobody Answered This SAT Question Correctly – The story behind the insane math question that appeared on the 1982 SAT Examination. This is a cool math problem that should be available to upper elementary on up. @Sci_Phile @Patreon

Recent Book Summaries

IEP/504

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Grading and the Law

Grading, Reporting, Graduating…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Boys and SEX

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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Relationships 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to Start a New Year

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Relationships
Forging strong relationships with students should be top of your to-do list. As teachers prepare for back to school, this should be at the top of the list. @DrDougGreen @tes

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Couros
The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros

Sweden’s Cashless Economy: Pros & Cons – Great Student Debate Topic @DrDougGreen DrDougGreen.Com

Paul Tough

Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why by Paul Tough

Failing at the business of school – The corporate/political class is failing schools by expecting them to be more like businesses. @DrDougGreen @tes

Are You Smarter Than Bill Gates? If you are an educator you probably know more about education than he does. @DrDougGreen @tes

Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent by Amy Adele Hasinoff @amyadele

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