Friday, May 16, 2008

Speaking at Schools

I had the honor this week of speaking with a group of grade 7 and 8 students from St. Paul's Elementary school in Guelph, Ontario. We gathered in the gym to chat about nutrition and exercise in a non-classroom, interactive setting.

The first thing I asked was how many of them had breakfast. Then I asked what they had for breakfast. The resounding reply was a laundry list of sugary cereals from Fruit Loops to Cap'n Crunch. I hope I surprised more than a few when I showed them that Fruit Loops have the same nutritional values as a Mars bar. There's a good way to start off your day:


After about 25 minutes of questions, answers and giveaways we got up for a half hour of no-nonsense circuit training. It was a great time and left us all sweating profusely by the end. Actually, I am still sore today. I hope the kids are okay!

Thank you to Ms. Melanie Rose-Wideman for setting up the event, and the staff at St. Paul's for hosting.

If only one kid went home that day and changed their eating habits then I have happily done my job.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tosca for doing this! please keep sharing the Clean Eating way of life!! ..tami

Anonymous said...

Wow, it would be nice if you could come to newfoundland.

pappilotta said...

Great work!

Heather Gastardi said...

I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge about Clean Eating! I just got your book yesterday and I am sitting at work thinking about nothing but getting home and reading more (after I work out of course =]) I am excited to have finally found something doable and really good me for my body in many ways! Its going to be hard to stop counting calories but hopefully I can do it! Thanks so much!!!

Angelika said...

Tosca, you are amazing!! I have just discovered you, partly thanks to my friend and am ready to follow your example. Thank you so much for everything you do.
Cheers,
Angelika

Anonymous said...

I adore you Tosca! You are changing lives :) You could have saved someones life by teaching those children about nutrition. I wish that nutrition classes were mandatory...I think alot of children don't CHOOSE to eat crap, they just dont know better.

Thank you, Thank you :)