I’ve been selected to teach at BYUI Education Week!

OK. This is serious business. BYU-Idaho has asked me to be a teacher at their annual Education Week.  I will be teaching along side some serious professors and even a few of my own former professors I absolutely admire. I am humbled and nervous at this request, but I am excited and honored at the same time! I want to get some feedback and ideas from all of you readers about my topic.

I am teaching a class called “Healthy Family Meals on a Budget.” The class synopsis is:

***”Home-cooked meals around the family table seem to becoming a lost art and practice. Let’s take a look at some simple things we can do to bring back nutritional eating with our families—and get back our health, hone our skills, and even add a few extra dollars to our wallets.”***

Here is the link if you’d like to read about the program. Registration is currently open.
BYU-Idaho Education Week

Here are some of the questions I have been asking myself, but I’d really love my class to be well rounded so PLEASE let me know your questions, comments, concerns and ideas about what to bring up etc for the class. I feel I have adequate skills to teach this class, but I’d like some outside opinions before hand to let me know what others feel about it– Get a feel for what I might come across when I teach.

  • Why would the Lord want a class like this to be taught at an even such as this??? This is a private  religious university, for those of you who don’t know, and teachers are requested to offer religious support to their objectives.
  • What would you like to learn from this class? 
  • Why would you choose to take this class?
  • What questions would be on your mind upon entering this class?
  • What life experiences tell you this is an important topic to discuss?
  • What does the word “healthy” mean to you? It is a widely obsessed about word… what does it  mean to you? Lifestyle? Food? A certain physical state?
  • AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU”D CONTRIBUTE WOULD BE AWESOME!

Comments

  1. Familia Morales May 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    My mom wants me to make a trip out west so we can go to education week together–if I make it I'll be sure to come to your class!

    My biggest question would be: How in the world do I get my family excited about healthy food? Especially the kiddos. They see vegetables and run the other way! What to do?

  2. Familia Morales May 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    My mom wants me to make a trip out west so we can go to education week together–if I make it I'll be sure to come to your class!

    My biggest question would be: How in the world do I get my family excited about healthy food? Especially the kiddos. They see vegetables and run the other way! What to do?

  3. JollyJennifer May 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    My biggest thing is TIME to make healthy meals. I usually have the ingredients, but we both work, he goes to school, and I can barely keep the apartment clean, and we don't even have kids yet! I'm afraid my children will have pizza nightly for their whole lives. I joke of course, I hope to have more home time when my hubby can get a good paying job after school, the the matter of it all is time. I think you'll do great though 😀 We'll be down in the Boise area during that time for my husband's clinical, maybe I'll find a way to come check it out 😀

  4. JollyJennifer May 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    My biggest thing is TIME to make healthy meals. I usually have the ingredients, but we both work, he goes to school, and I can barely keep the apartment clean, and we don't even have kids yet! I'm afraid my children will have pizza nightly for their whole lives. I joke of course, I hope to have more home time when my hubby can get a good paying job after school, the the matter of it all is time. I think you'll do great though 😀 We'll be down in the Boise area during that time for my husband's clinical, maybe I'll find a way to come check it out 😀

  5. Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies May 2, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Questions: How do I do this with special dietary needs (which you are already pretty good at)?
    I hate prep time. What can I do to cut down on prep, especially at the end of the day when I'm exhausted and my patience is shot?
    What are some good, healthy freezer stand-bys?
    What tips do you have for shopping on a budget, without having to do anything time consuming like couponing, shopping at multiple stores?

    Ummmmm, yeah. That's about it for right now. I miss you already!

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