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Yes, this can be an extremely sensitive issue, but I definitely think the weight "loss" direction is way better than weight "gaining". Thanks for posting.

ReplyDeleteIt was wonderful to have an entry into a more social/emotion topic with students that is a passion of mine. In my next life I will be one of those fitness gurus...

DeleteI like that you started with a real magazine article too -- one thing that is really tough about conversations about weight and health is separating out common myths or less helpful ways of talking that are amplified through media from what's actual true. All these conversations are out there already, and having them be part of math class, where we can use quantitative reasoning to ask good questions and have a knowledgeable, trustworthy adult helping separate fact from fiction, is really important! Good find!

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