Nutrition

Consumption Food and Choices

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As with all things in life, food and health are about balance. Since no two people are the same, different diets meet different needs. With a little help and enough determination, your goals are well within reach.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Health/Phys. Ed.
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
120 min.
Consumption Food and Choices

Apples | Valley's Gold

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Learn all about apples and why they are one of the most popular fruits.

Dairy | Valley's Gold

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Dairy cows are amazing animals! Learn all about dairy cows and how important dairy products are to a healthy diet.

Pizza Gardens | Think Garden

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This video from KET’s Think Garden collection demonstrates how to make a pizza with ingredients from both spring and summer gardens. Follow students from Cane Run Elementary in Louisville as they make fresh spring pizzas using greens, garlic, olive oil and homemade cheese with the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm. Then head back to school with the Cane Run students as they make pizzas with traditional toppings from their own school garden like tomatoes, peppers, and basil.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions. 

The Couch Potato Blues | The Healthy Kids Project

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Learn that food and physical activity affect how we feel. Healthy choices help us to feel good and to perform at our best!

Eat Healthy Food: Caveman Outdoor Cooking | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Caveman has traveled a long way, and a long time to learn more about healthy diets with Dan and friends! In this segment, Caveman meets a naturalist who shows him how to cook a healthy meal over campfire.

Snack Hacks | Apple Donuts

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Snack Hacks are fun healthy recipes to make with your child that provide positive experiences with healthy foods. Spend some quality time together while building science, reading, and math skills. Let the fun begin by making Apple Donuts!

Happy Healthy Kids | Fruity Sweets

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In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey provides examples of sweet treats we can eat every day! Grow your awesomeness by snacking on these fruity sweets made by nature!

Healthy Eating | Food to Fuel a Runner

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Learn how Leo Koch (age 9, Maine) chooses healthy foods, like those in his Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Vegan Superhero Soup, to fuel his competitive running and help manage his diabetes, in this video from WGBH. Leo leads an active life. As a type 1 diabetic, his nutritional needs demand added scrutiny. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that prevents the pancreas from producing insulin, which regulates the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. At every meal, a pump delivers insulin into Leo’s body and a monitor tracks his blood glucose level. Because the body processes nutrients in different ways, Leo analyzes foods for their protein, fat, and carbohydrate contents.

Check out the Support Materials below for Teaching Tips and a link to a customizable student handout. This resource is part of the Healthy Eating collection.

Clamming

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Support your Health, Civics, and Science curriculum with this video that profiles a Long Island clammer who specializes in local distribution. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "The Edible Backyard: Discovering Food Traditions and Sources in Your Community," to have students embark on community-focused research projects to create a multimedia classroom exhibit around the theme of “Eating Local.”

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