Teaching Oscar (and his teachers)

Oscar starts school next year, and the thing I worry most about is the “food issue” – mostly the effects of peer pressure and how the school will manage this, including: making sure all staff know what he can and can’t eat, making alternative arrangements when there are food based activities, identifying food at the tuck shop he can have and he won’t be served anything else, and addressing Oscar’s dietary requirements in any “healthy eating” discussions. To address the issue with Oscar we created some posters together: Always Foods, Sometimes Foods, Never or Rarely Foods and Healthy Foods to Test (as his tolerance levels increase).  I got the idea for these posters from Sublime Shambles of a Shell about two years ago and have been waiting for Oscar to get a bit older to understand. We had great fun making them and Oscar is certainly very aware of what … Continue reading