I’m thinking it’s time to start bringing some nutrition education into the teen yoga classroom. The assumption that teens are being raised with wholesome meals or getting a good nutrition education elsewhere is not a good assumption to make these days.
Because I know and understand the difference food can make in my life, I make a point to offer home-cooked, fresh, preferably organic, local foods for myself and my family. If you care about yourself and the loved ones in your life, chances are you have made some changes, too. Now, more than ever, this is a skill we should share with teenagers.
What prompted me to write this blog was the TED talk by Jamie Oliver included at the bottom of this post. It is a compelling call to action.
Also, I have been asked by other yoga teachers whether it’s appropriate to include nutrition education in yoga class. While I have always been supportive of the idea, the time is now to actually encourage it.