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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

Our Supersized Kids: Childhood Obesity

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Childhood obesity is a crippling crisis of supersized proportions. During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all ages, but no more so than in children ages 6 to 11. Today, nearly a third of our children and adolescents are overweight or obese. And the numbers continue to rise.

KSPS's Our Supersized Kids delves into the issues causing the childhood obesity epidemic in the Pacific Northwest and around the country and what’s being done about it. Families struggling with obesity are profiled along with successful programs. 

Use the video segments and discussion questions to help students explore the major causes of the childhood obesity epidemic and what can be done about it. Visit KSPS Education for additonal educator resources.

Healthy Highway: A Green Light to Good Health | Move to Include

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Learn about Healthy Highway, a program to help people make healthy choices about nutrition. It uses simple graphics and concepts to explain options, such as traffic signs to explain how to make good nutrition choices. The program has been used by schools and Special Olympics.

Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

Contaminants in the Arctic Human Population

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This video segment adapted from LOKE Films and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme describes how people in the Arctic are exposed to high levels of toxic contaminants such as mercury and PCBs. Learn how persistent organic pollutants travel through the food chain and pose serious health risks to humans who consume contaminated animals. Examine how different populations are affected, and how people who eat traditional foods high on the marine food chain (such as polar bear, seal, and some types of whale) are most at risk.