Nutrition

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.”

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!

Healthy Snacks

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In this animated video segment adapted from the Eagle Books series produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rain That Dances and his friends learn about snacks. Mr. Eagle and Miss Rabbit explain that healthy snacks should not contain a lot of sugar and that all snacks should be eaten in small amounts. They explore some snacks that could be eaten every day, such as apple slices, carrots, cherries, and water. Coyote tries to entice them with less healthy snacks, such as cookies, soda pop, and potato chips. These snacks are “sometimes” foods, meaning that they are okay only if eaten once in a while.

Snack Hacks | Cantaloupe Smiles

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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. Cantaloupe smiles will put a smile on your face too!

Eat Healthy Food: Caveman Works Out | 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 learns from a personal trainer, that a protein rich diet along with exercise will increase your strength.

Longing for a Local Lunch

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Four high school students surmount many hurdles to create a robust, nutritious, healthy school lunch with food from their school garden and local community partners. Like them, your students can research the nutrition content of local food versus food shipped long distances, fresh food versus processed food. They can identify local partners to help them get fresh local produce in their school. And they can calculate the “food miles” of food shipped from a distance and estimate the amount of CO2 that is being generated from their school lunch.

Oyster Roast in Charleston | Original Fare

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Take a trip to the low country in South Carolina mud to find the best oysters they have to offer. Learn about the unique culture surrounding the fishing industry of the American South, and how an understanding of the local oyster biology has influenced the dining culture of the community.

Between the Lions - Vegetable Medley

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Learn vocabulary through a song about the importance of eating healthy, from Between the Lions: "A Birthday for Cow!" Real life vegetable puppets sing a song about the importance of eating vegetables each and everyday. Featured vocabulary includes: carrots, asparagus, broccoli, peas, beans, vegetables, delicious, nutritious, corn, and zucchini.

How Does Lifestyle Affect Diabetes?

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In this animated video segment adapted from the Eagle Books series produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an American Indian boy named Rain That Dances meets Mr. Eagle, who is sad about the health of the people in the village. Mr. Eagle describes how hard work and physical activity used to be a way of life, making people strong and healthy, but now many people are sick with diabetes because of their new lifestyles. Rain That Dances learns how to prevent diabetes by eating healthy traditional foods and being more active, like his ancestors.

Eat Healthy Food: Caveman Visits a Grocery Store | 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 episode of IPTV KIDS Clubhouse Caveman visits a grocery store to learn about how to understand which foods are the healthiest choices.

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