Nutrition

Food Justice

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Urban high school students discuss problems in food systems and what can be done about them in this adaptation of a video they created in collaboration with the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island. They discuss lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in urban areas; the high cost of healthy food compared to cheap and abundant junk food; the lack of food grown locally; and animal cruelty. The students offer solutions to these problems, such as urban gardening, buying local food at farmers markets, composting, recycling, and tree planting.

Eat Healthy Food: Caveman Learns About School Lunch | 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 about the variety of healthy food choices for kids at the school cafeteria.

Snack Hacks | Veggie Swirl Bagels

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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. Swirl colorful veggies on your Veggie Swirl Bagel!

Snack Hacks | Pretzel Tree

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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. This Pretzel Tree recipe grows into a yummy snack!

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.

Pellagra

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This video segment from A Science Odyssey profiles Dr. Joseph Goldberger and his search for a cure for pellagra, a poorly understood disease that ravaged the American South in the early 1900s. Pellagra's symptoms—a skin rash that preceded confusion, hallucinations, and insanity—ultimately caused death in tens of thousands of people. In investigating the cause, Goldberger analyzed the diets of the victims and hypothesized that their foods lacked essential vitamins. Although he conducted experiments that supported his hypothesis, Goldberger's findings were not accepted until after his death.

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!

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