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Why isn't Home Economics more prevalent in U.S. secondary education?

ipsedixit | | Jun 2, 2010 09:04 PM

If we have P.E. as a standard class, why not Home Economics?

Aren't both courses -- PE and Home Economics -- essentially teaching the same principles? Nutrition and fitness?

And isn't that important when obesity is such a problem amongst our young?

Even for those students who have absolutely no interest in cooking (or baking), doesn't knowing what goes into a particular food (e.g. donut or salad) and how those ingredients interact with the body essentially do on the front-end what P.E. does on that back-end?

That is, even though you may learn how to burn it off after you've consumed it, wouldn't you be also better off knowing what you've consumed in the first instance?

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