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EPODE

Health – Life & Style Home : “Called EPODE or Ensemble, prevenons l’obesite des enfants (Together, let’s prevent obesity in children), it involves measuring and weighing every year to calculate their body mass index.”

Parents will receive this information and then theoretically they will do something about the weight of the child. It appears to have been successful and is now being used in other European countries. I guess we can’t hide form it. We have to tackle it together and full on and if the feedback brings about changes then I guess more schools will introduce the programme. We used to have healthcare screening and then people became coy about children being examined. If the right attitude and conditions prevail, then the children are safe. it would also be argued that you might be embarrassing children, but when you have a team effort on something, the individual is carried by the wave of enthusiasm and positivity. Maybe we should weigh adults at work too!

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Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

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