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Food Log Assignment In Health Class

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In my Sophmore year of High School I had an assignment given by my health teacher- a food journal. We had to track what we ate , the calories, and how much we exercised in an app called "MyFitnessPal" the app used by fitness junkies and most commonly used by anorexics, bulimics, and orthorexics. We had to also use the app to enter our weight, height, age, and sex so it could calculate the amount of calories we needed daily. First of all, the app was 18+ so minors SHOULDN'T use it anyway, especially forced to by a teacher. The app also gave me a very low amount of calories; starvation low. I followed through with the assignment and it sparked my desire to be skinny, I fell into a deep hole and it spiraled out of control. 2 years later I found myself sitting in an eating disorder unit stuck in a wheelchair because I was so malnourished that my body couldn't support itself. I'm petitioning to have this assignment removed from the curriculum or drastically changed. I've had numerous girls and boys tell me the assignment caused them

To develop an eating disorder or sparked their old eating disorder. This assignment is dangerous, especially to insecure high schoolers. It NEEDS to be changed or taken alway. Please sign my petition to help the change happen

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