Teachers info sheet on cows and climate change

SteveHants

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Livestock Farmer
My child was told "meat was high in saturated fat". Sigh.

It is. However the link between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels has been widely disproved in the past few years.

It seems that some people are prone to high blood cholesterol levels, and this could be genetic and there could be dietary things that excasserbate this (Higher bodyfat percentage/lack of exercise could be two of those).
 

teslacoils

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Lincolnshire
It is. However the link between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels has been widely disproved in the past few years.

It seems that some people are prone to high blood cholesterol levels, and this could be genetic and there could be dietary things that excasserbate this (Higher bodyfat percentage/lack of exercise could be two of those).

No, it's not really. I suppose lettuce or water is low in saturated fat. Butter perhaps high. My nice steak last week wasn't.

It's low in phyto estrogens, food miles, no rainforests were chopped down to make it, and it's a complete protein. So a win.
 

Cowgirl

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Ayrshire
It is. However the link between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels has been widely disproved in the past few years.

It seems that some people are prone to high blood cholesterol levels, and this could be genetic and there could be dietary things that excasserbate this (Higher bodyfat percentage/lack of exercise could be two of those).
Even those people who have familial hypercholesterolaemia may not have heart attacks, and if they do it may be more to do with their clotting system than their cholesterol - they have other abnormalities than the high cholesterol. level.
 

delilah

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That really helpful stuff. My other halfs a teacher and I go in and teach about climate change and how farmers can reverse many of the issues around carbon emissions. I often get a know it all vegan teacher who starts questioning me on methane emissions. We always end up drawing a big carbon cycle and get the kids to teach the teacher about where the carbon goes. ? Think I've blown a few minds with GCSE level geography.

Well done (y)

OH teaches primary, went on to Twinkl to plan a lesson on climate change. The powerpoint presentation for showing to the class has just the one slide on methane. See below. Most primary teachers throughout the UK will be using Twinkl to plan their lessons.

We have to fight this.

Only as a holding operation mind; the national bodies will be along soon to relieve us.

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cows r us

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Well done (y)

OH teaches primary, went on to Twinkl to plan a lesson on climate change. The powerpoint presentation for showing to the class has just the one slide on methane. See below. Most primary teachers throughout the UK will be using Twinkl to plan their lessons.

We have to fight this.

Only as a holding operation mind; the national bodies will be along soon to relieve us.

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Wow who writes this crap? "Pesticides that keep insects away release greenhouse gases". ?
 

delilah

Member
Anyone who thinks it is important to engage with the next generation of shoppers, have a look at the NFU education website.

https://education.nfuonline.com/

Whilst there are some useful enough lesson planning resources, like so much of the NFU output it is stuck in the 1970's. Children in school today aren't being taught about food chains, they are being taught that cows are destroying the planet.

As said in my earlier post, most primary teachers go to Twinkl for their lesson plans. There is nothing on the NFU site to counter the graphic above. The NFU team must be subscribed to Twinkl, has no-one contacted them to get that graphic amended ?

The NFU education fb page has 183 likes and has had three posts in the last 3 months. If there is one thing worse today than no social media presence, then it is a moribund presence.

Please, NFU, can you give your education team a shot in the arm/ kick up the arse.
@Guy Smith
@kfpben
 

SteveHants

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Livestock Farmer
Anyone who thinks it is important to engage with the next generation of shoppers, have a look at the NFU education website.

https://education.nfuonline.com/

Whilst there are some useful enough lesson planning resources, like so much of the NFU output it is stuck in the 1970's. Children in school today aren't being taught about food chains, they are being taught that cows are destroying the planet.

As said in my earlier post, most primary teachers go to Twinkl for their lesson plans. There is nothing on the NFU site to counter the graphic above. The NFU team must be subscribed to Twinkl, has no-one contacted them to get that graphic amended ?

The NFU education fb page has 183 likes and has had three posts in the last 3 months. If there is one thing worse today than no social media presence, then it is a moribund presence.

Please, NFU, can you give your education team a shot in the arm/ kick up the arse.
@Guy Smith
@kfpben
If Twinkl is anything like TES, teachers upload their resources to share (or sell) with other teachers, I don't think the site is responsible for how good/bad/indifferent the resources are.
 

delilah

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If Twinkl is anything like TES, teachers upload their resources to share (or sell) with other teachers, I don't think the site is responsible for how good/bad/indifferent the resources are.

Yes TES does that, but Twinkl produce their own resources. They employ, and I quote from across the kitchen table, "teachers who have escaped from teaching".
 

SteveHants

Member
Livestock Farmer
Anyone who thinks it is important to engage with the next generation of shoppers, have a look at the NFU education website.

https://education.nfuonline.com/

Whilst there are some useful enough lesson planning resources, like so much of the NFU output it is stuck in the 1970's. Children in school today aren't being taught about food chains, they are being taught that cows are destroying the planet.

As said in my earlier post, most primary teachers go to Twinkl for their lesson plans. There is nothing on the NFU site to counter the graphic above. The NFU team must be subscribed to Twinkl, has no-one contacted them to get that graphic amended ?

The NFU education fb page has 183 likes and has had three posts in the last 3 months. If there is one thing worse today than no social media presence, then it is a moribund presence.

Please, NFU, can you give your education team a shot in the arm/ kick up the arse.
@Guy Smith
@kfpben

Children are definitely being taught about food chains and webs - it's part of the GCSE syllabus in biology (well, it certainly is if they do AQA).
 

delilah

Member
I thought I would see if FACE/ LEAF had a better grip on climate change than NFU education.
Just been to their resource section for teachers, which is a comprehensive list of links to teaching aids.
Put 'climate change' in to the search engine and it takes you to a list of actions you can take.
This is the box on diet:


EAT LESS MEAT AND DAIRY
One of the most powerful actions you can take to reduce your climate impact. Meat and dairy have a very high carbon footprint, especially beef and lamb. Globally, the spread of beef farming is causing huge deforestation. Reduce your meat consumption, and consider vegetarian or vegan options.
Action

Go vegan two days a week


You know your industry is completely fudged when the very bodies you support are telling people to boycott your output.
Yes, LEAF do great work.
Yes, they wont actually want to promote the above message.
But, the fact that they aren't properly vetting the resources they put out is symptomatic of the lack of attention paid to education by UK agriculture.
 

delilah

Member
Children are definitely being taught about food chains and webs - it's part of the GCSE syllabus in biology (well, it certainly is if they do AQA).

Good. That's secondary school, it's primary I am most concerned about.
As the steady stream of posts on here shows, kids are being told that cows are destroying the planet. Teachers are getting that from Twinkl etc.
As said, the NFU lurkers on here need to kick their Education team up the backside to get this sorted both by dragging their own website in to the 21st century and by educating the other providers of school material.
 
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“I’ve been in this movement for 22 years and we have to get our message into the educational institutions. Somebody should contact us if they can help us do this. Young people need to know about animal agriculture, I mean if it was okay we would take them to visit abattoirs, wouldn’t we? We need speakers to go into our schools and colleges and tell young people the truth. Go vegan immediately, first and foremost for the animals, not just to save our own skins, and then for our beautiful planet. Come on everyone... just do it, do it, do it.”
In response to this, fight fire with fire. When my kids were at primary school, the kindy teacher would bring the kiddies out to local farms (our dairyfarm included) , so that the kids had an understanding of where there food came from.
 

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