Nutrition

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.”

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.

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.

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