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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 13 February 2005 11:54 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Morgan Spurlock, director and star of "Super Size Me: A film of epic proportions," is releasing an edited version of the film for classrooms. The school version of the Academy-Award nominated film is scheduled to be released after the Feb. 27 Oscars ceremony.

To Spurlock, schools are the perfect place to teach nutrition.

"We'll never make every parent a perfect parent. It won't happen. But I really believe we can make every school really close," Spurlock said, while in Connecticut at a forum on childhood obesity Thursday.

"We're educating kids in the classroom, but we're abandoning them in the lunchroom," he said.

The school DVD is targeted for grades six through 12. It contains sample lesson plans and bonus interviews with nutritionists and doctors.

Spurlock also said that he is working with foundations to underwrite the cost, so that cash-strapped school districts can get it for free.



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catje
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posted 15 February 2005 05:50 AM      Profile for catje     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think my favorite scene in that film was when Spurlock was interviewing the psychologist who talks about all the positive associations McD's creates around itself with the clown and the birthday parties and the happy meals etc, and how kids are very susceptible to these experiential associations, to which Spurlock replies with something along the lines of "Yeah, that's why if I have kids, whenever we drive by McDonald's I'm going to punch 'em in the head."

Wonder if they'll keep that bit in . . .


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thorin_bane
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posted 15 February 2005 05:53 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
maybe that is where my fear of clowns came from
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 15 February 2005 08:11 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
jamie oliver, foodie sexy chef extrordinaire, is about to begin screening of a UK TV series on how he tried to change the eating habits of one school in SE london. we can whine about mickey-d's as long as we want, but we have to catch them young so that they know that eating potato chips and pizza and red meat and non-organic food is not the way to be.

without exaggerating things, you should really listen to this link. you can have organically-grown, locally-sourced food, and still have it make a profit for local school boards.


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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 15 February 2005 09:08 PM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And on the flip side....
Mc Les

This guy is a teacher who is setting out to prove that if you eat only McJunk it's okay as long as you exercise and take supplements or something like that.

And so far he has lost weight.


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molly-tov
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posted 16 February 2005 07:34 PM      Profile for molly-tov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i checked out his project and was astounded by the support he is getting. all the support he is getting from mcemployees is pretty creepy. the critique of mcdonalds is a critical one. not just about mcdonalds capitalising off very unhealthy food, it is also about their exploitation of workers and their colonial practices with indigenous land. the eco-system is severely damaged by this one corporation alone and so are the minds and bodies of people who have been eating there.

maybe people are losing weight eating there because they are losing muscle matter. it is not like you can legitamitely say mcdonalds is healthy. muscle weighs more than fat.

as much as supersize me had a political agenda - so does he and it sickens me when people go so out of their way to maintain the status quo and try to disproove any dissenting voice. isn't the media already feeding us mclies enough that this guy doesn't need a rebuttal?

anyway, i think it is very important to think carefully as to who or what you are giving money to and also who or what you are putting in your body. this is important if you care about the world and if you care about yourself.

[ 16 February 2005: Message edited by: molly-tov ]


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