We’re always being told that we need to eat healthily. In recent years schools have been pro-active in making sure we get the nutrients we need. But has this encouragement turned into pressure? School reporters Josie, Nia, Mia and Holyanne have been finding out.
We’re always told that if we want to lose weight we need to burn off more calories than you take in from eating and drinking. To achieve this most people combine doing more physical activity with eating a lower calorie diet. But what if this is just too much pressure and stops us from enjoy our lives?
We posed this question to our class and one group said, “people these days are feeling the pressure to lose weight. People need to realize it is not about how fat or thin you are but about your personality. It’s about being sensible, eating enough but not too much so that you’re healthy.”
We interviewed our school dinner lady who told us what’s on the menu at our school. “We supply children with very healthy dinners, but also give them deserts such as fruit salads and ice cream.”
We asked members of our family what they though. Julie said, “I do feel pressure to lose weight but it’s so I feel good about myself it’s not for other people, which is why I think a lot of people want to lose weight.” Another person, who does not wish to be named“ it is confidence that is important!’
Our report has taught us that brains and personality are what is important.