Nutrition

Roshan Makes Banana Swirl | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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With help from Mom and Dad, Roshan makes his own banana swirl. Help kids understand that it is important for them to contribute in the kitchen. They will learn more about the food that they eat everyday.

Snack Hacks| Bagel Pizzas

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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. Add your favorite toppings to these Bagel Pizzas!

Healthy Eating | Cooking for a Good Cause

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Sydney Mazik (age 12, Ohio) talks about her love of cooking and how two healthy foods that her family eats inspired her Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Spaghetti Squash Asparagus Pie, in this video from WGBH. She created her dish to spread awareness about spaghetti squash, which she says is a vegetable most people don’t know about. Sydney and her twin sister were born three months early. Due to a bacterial infection, Sydney was not expected to survive more than a day. She overcame this and other challenges, and today uses her winning recipe to raise money for a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

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.

Clip 3: Phud Phads | In Defense of Food

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Learn how the discovery of vitamins, while a major scientific achievement, also became a way for the food marketers to convince the public about the next “magic bullet” for optimal health, a trend that continues today. Our confusion about what to eat to be healthy and the food industry’s response has deep historical roots. For instance, while we now think protein is great, at the turn of the century it was demonized, leading to the invention of breakfast cereal. From vitamin donuts to Wonder Bread to today’s gluten-free products, food companies have always been eager to sell products that seem to solve the

Why Salt & Pepper? | It's Okay to Be Smart

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Join the #AnythingButPepper movement!

Food, Inc.: The Dollar Menu

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In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. In this clip, a family compares the cost of eating fast food to healthier options at the grocery store. Students should discuss the economics of the food industry and how the cost of foods affects their choices.

Snack Hacks | Yogurt Bites

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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. Chill out with this yummy Yogurt Bites recipe!

Between the Lions - Letter Bit: Vegetables

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Learn the words for various vegetables with real kids, in this video segment from the Between the Lions episode "A Birthday for Cow!"

Snack Hacks | Bunny Bread

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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. Hop into healthy habits by making some Bunny Bread!

HealthBeat-Say Please to Your WG's

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In this lesson students learn about the importance of grains in their diet.

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