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Diabetes: Why Many Teens are at Risk (2009)

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As a direct result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity, Type 2 diabetes has become a serious health risk for many teens.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
0:16
Diabetes: Why Many Teens are at Risk

Nutrition and You (2007)

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This DVD contains four 20-minute segments:

Nutrition Basics:

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
01:20
Nutrition and You

My Pyramid: Choosing Nutritious Food and Healthy Activities (2007)

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What is Food? Drawing on prior knowledge our young nutritionist leads kids on an exploration of nutritious foods, healthy activities and appropriate serving sizes. They'll learn to classify and compare foods by nutritional value and food group. Students will prepare attractive examples of healthy meals and snacks and practice making healthy choices when eating out!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:21
My Pyramid: Choosing Nutritious Food and Healthy Activities

Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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Huge portion sizes, fat-filled diets, too much TV/video games and not enough exercise are common choices for a growing number of today’s teens. This timely program helps teens understand the serious health hazards of obesity and explores options for healthier eating and exercise. Program visits the Yale Bright Bodies clinic where teens and parents are learning how to change their lifestyles.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

Nutrition (2005)

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Nutrition explains how your body uses food for many purposes: to provide energy, to keep you from getting sick and to help you grow. Viewers explore key topics such as food groups and healthy food handling, and learn how to read labels effectively to make the best food choices.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Nutrition

Healthy You (2011)

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Childhood Obesity Initiative | WXXI Public Broadcasting is committed to the serious issue of child obesity and wellness. It's easy to learn how to become a "Healthy You." Just check out these short videos from WXXI. The Healthy You initiative includes television and online segments on nutrition, fitness and heart health.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Healthy You

Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures (2003)

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What can we learn from other cultures about food and nutrition? Some countries share our love for food yet manage to avoid our epidemic of obesity. How do they do it? By studying how other cultures eat, we can gain some useful (and tasty) ideas to adapt to our own needs.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:22
Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures

What Should We Eat? The Vegetarian Debate (2003)

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This program challenges all eaters to make decisions about food. Should people eat lots of meat? Just a little? None at all? Are vegetarians on to something or just a fringe group afraid to eat a creature that looks cute? Is meat a key part of a healthy diet or does it contribute to cancer and heart disease? It’s easy to find extreme views on this subject, but what are the real issues?

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
What Should We Eat? The Vegetarian Debate

Food: A Multicultural Feast (1998)

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One result of increased global trade and travel is that we all have multi-cultural stomachs. This video examines the multi-cultural origins of many foods and unearths a few surprises. Viewers learn chili isn't Mexican, spaghetti and meatballs is uniquely American, chop suey doesn't exist in China, and sauerkraut was a Chinese invention.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Food: A Multicultural Feast

Super Size Me: An Educational Tool of Epic Portions (2004)

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a "McDonald's only" diet for thirty days straight.

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Middle
High
Length: 
01:40
Super Size Me: An Educational Tool of Epic Portions

Personal Health & Hygiene (2005)

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Explores the importance of basic personal hygiene, including tooth brushing, bathing, and proper skin care. Students also learn about the benefits of getting plenty of sleep, good nutrition, and loads of physical activity.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Personal Health & Hygiene

My Plate, My Health: The Newest Dietary Guidelines

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The number of overweight and obese kids continues to grow at a startling rate. In response to this epidemic, the US government has issued a new set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans (released in January 2011) as well as a brand-new visual icon, MyPlate, which replaces the old MyPyramid.

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Middle
High
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00:23
My Plate, My Health: The Newest Dietary Guidelines

MyPlate and You: Learning about Nutrition, Health and Exercise

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This fast-paced and entertaining program conforms with the newest USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, 2011. Viewers learn about MyPlate, the latest visual representation of what—and how much—we should eat at one sitting.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
MyPlate and You: Learning about Nutrition, Health and Exercise

Portion Distortion: Seeing the Healthy Way to Eat (2004)

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This program teaches students how to choose the rights food portions and to avoid "supersizing" at fast food restaurants. Using easy-to-understand analogies, children learn how to visualize proper portion size. For instance, a protein portion should be about the size as the palm of your hand.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:20
Portion Distortion: Seeing the Healthy Way to Eat

Eat Right, Feel Good: Rosen Real Readers: Early Fluency (Unabridged)

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It's never too early to set good nutrition habits. This audiobook covers the five food groups - grains, fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy - and also explains how to be a healthy eater.

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00:06
Eat Right, Feel Good: Rosen Real Readers: Early Fluency (Unabridged)

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