[blindkid] Blind children making good health decisions, along with parents

Mark Feliz mafeliz0641 at gmail.com
Mon May 11 23:06:20 UTC 2015


I believe Allison's original question referenced how blind children
access good, sound, nutritional information. The discussions on the
suggested websites are relevant to her questions and may be helpful
for parents to utilize as a tool both within their homes and to
suggest to their child's teacher during school appropriate activities.
I am only interested in resources only.
Mark Feliz

On 5/11/15, Chris Nusbaum via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Eric and Others,
>
> I don't think anyone would dispute the importance of good health and
> learning the basics which allow us to make good decisions about our health.
> However, I'm a bit skeptical about its relevance as a topic for parents of
> blind children to consider specifically. Is making good health choices more
> important for blind children than it is for sighted children? As a blind
> person, I don't think so. General health—eating, exercise, etc—effects blind
> people, but only to the extent that we are human and are therefore subject
> to the same consequences of bad decision-making as any other human. In other
> words, I think blind children should have access to the same health
> information as sighted children. However, I don't see a need for specialized
> attention to be given to the health of blind children, and I certainly don't
> think TVI's should get involved in the health of a student.
>
> Just my thoughts,
>
> Chris Nusbaum
>
>> On May 11, 2015, at 2:59 AM, Eric Calhoun via blindkid
>> <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> Carol, thanks for the gentle reminder.  Alison, I learnned all about
>> healthy and unhealthy foods through the Children's Better Health
>> Institute,
>> in Indianapolis, IN.  I was required to take health classes all through my
>> schooling.  I leared about myths in eating and "good health decisions."  I
>> would say that as someone blind myself, I have valued things like backing
>> away from alcohol in large volumes, never to smoke, and cut back on sugar.
>>
>> So Alison, some blind people don't get all the info, but it's out there.
>>
>> As a child, I decide   what was appropriate for me to eat, and so did my
>> mom.  But any school who does that to a child, blind or sighted, needs to
>> be sued!
>>
>> Eric Calhoun
>> ..
>>
>> Eric from Los Angeles reminds you to remember to try to be good to each
>> other.  eric at pmpmail.com; also on Facebook.
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