Healthy Planet: Healthy People What’s the link? (take a minute to discuss)
Exercise Walking and biking are great for your body and reducing the carbon costs of motorized forms of transport.
Hygiene We need water to: wash our hands brush our teeth shower wash clothes & dishes Do you turn it off? What are some ways to conserve water?
Hygiene We want a clean house and school But are your cleaning products toxic to you and the planet? Toxic Non-Toxic
Sleep Sleep When we get a good night’s sleep we learn better, feel better and give our bodies the chance to grow. Research shows that adolescents need 8.5 – 9.5 hours of sleep/ night! Do you get this much? To help us to fall asleep, we need to turn off the TV, computer, phone, etc. at least 30 minutes before we go to bed.
Food Lower carbon costs Reduce packaging, waste Reduce Red Meat – to lower heart disease, cancer Reduce chemical runoff Eat fresh, unprocessed food, to feed your brain, reduce obesity and other illness Eat organic food to reduce your risk of cancer and other illnesses
True or False Transportation has a higher environmental impact than meat?
False According to U.N. report (29 November, 2006) 18% of Greenhouse gases comes from meat 13% comes from all the world’s transportation Changing what’s on your plate can make the biggest difference
Not all food is equal Compare the difference of CO2 produced from each item
Why Meatless? Because… Clean water is a scarce resource.Should we be using it on cows?
Forget about the environment. I like my meat and I need it to be healthy!!
WRONG! Eating less meat and more fruits and vegetables can Fight diabetes Curb obesity Help you live longer Reduce risk of heart disease and cancer
TRUE or FALSE If I don’t eat meat I will not get enough proteins.
This is a common misconception about eating less meat. We actually eat much more meat than recommended. According to USDA, in USA, men consume up to 190%of their daily recommended allowance of protein and women 160% FALSE!!
You can also get proteins from many other food sources such as beans lentils grains nuts fruits vegetables
When are fruits and vegetables NOT good for you? When it is sprayed with poisonous chemicals. A lot of our food is sprayed with pesticides to kill bugs. This chemical is also VERY dangerous to us. Some foods you can clean to get the chemical off, others you can’t (e.g. strawberries, spinach…). Eating organic food is the best way to protect your health and your environment.
ISB’s Health & Fitness Week 2010 Sept 13 – 16 Schedule of events
Monday Morning Walking Bus (for those near ISB) Meatless Monday
Tuesday Health Checks by Samitivej Hospital 9:30 – 3:00 in HS Cafeteria Japanese Morning Radio Exercises In front of ISB @ 7:05 by Mr. Udagawa
Wednesdays Burn Calories; Not Oil Ride your bike to school Can we get 500 bikes in at ISB?
Thursday – Health & Sustainability Fair Fitness vendors Martial arts (Karate, Ju-jitsu, Muay Thai…) Mind & Body (Yoga, Dance…) Bumrungrad Hospital ES Health Sessions Healthy snacks Informative displays And more
Discussion questions What do YOU do to keep healthy? What is the connection between healthy people and a healthy planet? How does one affect the other? ISB wants to be a “healthy school” and a “greener school”. What are some things ISB should do to reach its goal? What can you do to help?
Please show if you have time. Food Inc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0 Food Matters http://www.foodmatters.tv/ Meatless Monday www.meatlessmonday.com Full details on Green Panther blog www.green-panthers.blogspot.com Healthy Planet, Healthy People.