Healthy Activities

Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know

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The benefits of physical fitness—including better overall health, protection from illness, improved mental health and a longer lifespan—are too important for teens to ignore. But many teens don’t understand exactly what “getting fit” really means or just how to improve their own level of fitness, or think that working out is just for athletes.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
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00:18
Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know

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

If You Don't Take Care of Your Body, Where Else are You Going to Live? (2004)

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FIELD DAY TO THE EXTREME! Field Day at James Tovar Middle School is supposed to be fun. However, for Jack, Skye, and Darryl, it turns out to be everything but fun. Skye could not finish the jump rope rally, Jack could barely climb one foot up the rock-climbing wall, and Darryl was absolutely no competition for Hogarth in the 100-yard dash.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
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01:20
If You Don't Take Care of Your Body, Where Else are You Going to Live?

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