It’s been a big week in news so today we brought in the big guns.
This week we chat about schoolyard body image issues, Melbourne’s new rainbow coffee craze, letting our kids play rough and a whole lot more.
Who are our special guests this week? Well lets go find out!
SHOULD TEACHERS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT KIDS EAT?
Children as young as 9 are throwing their lunch away due to body image concerns. With eating disorders on the rise, our panel carve up the concept of teacher’s acting as lunchbox watch dogs.
“We put so much on our teachers. They can’t just be on food patrol!” says Melissa Hoyer. The Morning Show’s Larry Emdur points out sometimes the teachers know our kids better than we do, while My Kitchen Rules alumni Sophia Poe wants to see the parents take responsibility for where the message of body shape comes from.
Do you want to see schools checking lunch boxes?
PLAYING IT ROUGH
Jennifer Hart from the University of the Sunshine Coast says play fighting helps children develop an understanding of right and wrong, trust, and conflict resolution.
Ms Hart says parents should encourage more rough play as it helps children develop an understanding of right and wrong.
Other benefits include kids learning about trust, empathy, restraint, cooperation, conflict resolution and coordination.
Do you think kids should play rough and What are your thoughts on this?
A NEW HIPSTER COFFEE TREND HAS HIT MELBOURNE
MELBOURNE is known as the coffee capital of Australia, but it’s just been getting a bit weird lately.
The city is getting pretty experimental when it comes to our caffeine comforts and now rainbow coffee is becoming a thing.
The new drink certainly takes coffee art to another level, with reds, blues and greens swirling around the coffee mug, but it might be an acquired taste, as it’s not exactly coffee you’re getting.
The rainbow coffee is a healthy alternative, created by Too Many Chiefs, a cafe in Brighton in Melbourne’s south east, and owners claim the drink gives you your vitamin C fix, fights the flu, boosts your immune system and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
ELLEN DEGENERES SUED OVER BREAST JOKE USING WOMAN’S NAME
WHAT’S in a name? It seems a lot if it becomes a joke on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
A 35-year-old woman from Georgia is taking legal action after her name was used in a joke on the show during a popular segment called What’s Wrong With These Ads…And These Signs?
The woman’s name is Titi Pierce, which the legal complaint points out is pronounced Tee Tee.
That wasn’t the way Ellen put it and that’s landed her in trouble.
“In all her 35 years of life, no one has ever referred to Ms Pierce as ‘titty’ until the Defendant did so on February 22, 2016 on national television,” according to the complaint.
“Prior to the Defendent’s misdeeds, Ms Pierce has been called only by her name ‘Titi’, which as grammar dictates, is pronounced ‘TEE TEE’.”
According to the complaint the segment led to “immediate ridicule” and because the show did not blank out her personal mobile phone number on the sign, Ms Pierce also received “ridiculing and harassing” calls while attending a family funeral.
It says Titi is a Nigerian name meaning flower and Ms Pierce has “strong, positive” feelings about her name.
Ms Pierce is seeking damages and a permanent stop on the segment being aired.