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The Five Essential Habits of Healthy Teens (2009)

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All teens will benefit from learning these five “essential habits” based on recent wellness studies from top-ranking universities. Viewers follow Dr.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
0:22
The Five Essential Habits of Healthy Teens

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

Food, Inc.: You'll Never Look at Dinner the Same Way Again (2008)

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Food, Inc. lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing how our food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising - and often shocking - truths about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a society.

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Middle
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01:34
Food, Inc.: You'll Never Look at Dinner the Same Way Again

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

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

Portion Control: Seeing the Healthy Way to Eat

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Using the power of video to its best advantage this program teaches teens how to choose the right food portions for their body type and metabolism and to visualize these portions in memorable ways. Nationwide, teenagers have become accustomed to eating “supersized.” This is a major factor in the obesity epidemic affecting teens today.

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Middle
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00:22
Portion Control: Seeing the Healthy Way to Eat

In Organic We Trust

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We can no longer stomach our food system. 78% of Americans eat some organic food, mostly because they think it's healthier. But is it everything it's cracked up to be?

This film examines the shortcomings of the certified organic industry. What does "certified organic" mean? Is organic food really better for us?

Our broken food system is harming human health, the environment, and our communities. "In Organic We Trust" looks beyond organic for real solutions.

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Middle
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Length: 
01:21
In Organic We Trust

Vegucated (2010)

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Three People. Six Weeks. One Challenge.

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Middle
High
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01:17
Vegucated

Fed Up (2014)

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Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry-aided by the U.S. government-to mislead and confuse the American public.

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Middle
High
Length: 
99
Fed Up

Forks Over Knives

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Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

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Grade Level: 
High
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01:36
Forks Over Knives