Set 3 on Eating:
I am so excited to share these with you. Often parents assume the school is teaching their children everything they need to know about life, and educators assume parents are training their children in all those areas of life knowledge that aren't covered in textbooks and courses. Because of that reality, too many children are missing a number of life lessons or end up learning them the hard way or the wrong way.
I first created these little mini-posters of Shelf Mouse sharing nuggets of wisdom to place discreetly in the book shelves throughout the library for students to discover and read on their own. But I want teachers to be able to display them in their classrooms, too, so I have also included larger posters in the set that can be displayed and viewed anywhere in the room. This set includes 2 pages of eight mini-posters with different messages about eating and nutrition, and 8 individual larger posters of the same quotes.
All of my life I would wake up with a ravenous appetite-- even after a nap right after a big lunch! I would head straight to the kitchen to feed this gnawing pain in my stomach. When a doctor took me off the bad carbs (white flour products & potatoes, primarily) and sugar, I didn’t think I could survive not having bread and sugar. But I learned I could survive and was shocked when the gnawing hunger went away. I allow myself some sugar and bad carbs in moderation, but they don’t control me anymore. I think much of the obesity problem in our country is connected to this, and if children learn good eating habits while they’re young, they won’t struggle like so many of us older folks have with our sugar and carbs addictions.
Donna Van Cleve