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

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. 

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.

Seguridad Alimentaria-segmento 2

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En este segmento se nos muestra un proyecto llevado a cabo en la Finca Ríopatillas. Se presenta el proceso correcto de cultivo y cómo hacer nuestro huerto casero. Según la FAO, son fincas como esta las que gestionan la mayor parte de las tierras y producen alrededor del 80% de los alimentos del planeta.

Balance | What's Good

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Go shopping with chef Won Kim as he dishes on selecting affordable ingredients that can come together to make a complete, healthy meal. A balanced lifestyle makes room for the exercise, nutrition, and sleep that keep our minds sharp and our bodies strong. Learn the basic science of balance and get excited to make a homemade meal with your kids.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Balance and Nutrition Lesson Plan!

Snack Hacks | Watermelon Sandwiches

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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. Watermelon Sandwiches shape into a delicious treat!

Happy Healthy Kid | Try It, Taste It

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In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey brainstorms different types of healthy snacks to ease grumbling tummies. Helping prepare snacks is a great way to tingle your taste buds!

Eating Healthy Foods

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Learn about the importance of eating healthy foods, in this video adapted from Media That Matters. A group of students present and explain the types of foods that are good for our bodies, the nutrients they provide, and how these benefit our bodies. They then explain what processed foods are, why some people like them, and why they are unhealthy.

Clip 6B: Diabetes - An Epidemic | In Defense of Food

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Understand how processed foods that are cheap, convenient and everywhere are making people sick with diseases like diabetes especially in certain communities. Hear a young poet express her concerns about the foods that are making her family sick. Highly processed foods are disproportionately found in and marketed to poor and minority communities. This has contributed to health disparities. There are many campaigns that are raising awareness to reduce these disparities.

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