Nutrition

Digestive System | Science Trek

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Your body needs food for energy, vitamins and minerals. But food needs to be broken down into a substance your body can use. That’s the job of your digestive system. Find out more on this episode of Science Trek.  Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, gastroenterologists Drs. Matt Sericati and Brian Story answer students’ questions.

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.

Eat Healthy Food: Cooking Pizza with Caveman | 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 how to prepare and cook a pizza from the dough and sauce as well as the healthy ingredients like green peppers and tomatoes!

Healthy Eating | An Advocate

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Rain Adams (age 12, Colorado) talks about her passion for healthy eating and how it inspired her to create her Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Rain’s Turkey Chili, in this video from WGBH. Rain, who as a nine-year-old started her own vegan pet treat company, learned to cook from her mother. She says it’s fun for kids to get in the kitchen and make healthy foods. During the White House Kids’ "State Dinner,” Michelle Obama challenged Rain and the other winners to promote healthy eating. Rain’s advocacy has extended to appearances on the TV news, hosting her own YouTube channel, and contributing to her family’s blog, Building a Healthy Family.

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 4: Marketing Low-Fat | In Defense of Food

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Learn why the campaign to reduce fat in our diet is the best example yet of how the science of nutrition can get highjacked by the ideology of nutritionism. For 30 years Americans obsessed about eating low-fat food. Food companies translated this into a marketing strategy and produced scores of processed food products that could be labeled as low-fat or no fat. However, many of these products had high amounts of added sugar. In the end, the low-fat campaign did more to confuse people and decrease health than it helped people to get healthier.

 

Snack Hacks | Crispy Fruit Trees

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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. Create a Crispy Fruit Tree forest with this recipe!

Snack Hacks | Watermelon Cupcakes

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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. Sprinkle some fun on this Watermelon Cupcake snack!

Max becomes a Tutor | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max tutors a group of dragons after school! They study the alphabet, numbers, shapes and time. They also discover healthy snacks help learning!

Apple Canoes for Two

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This Fuel It! video depicts Katherine and Megan as they make their healthy snack called Apple Canoes for Two. Using apples to represent canoes, the girls use various other healthy ingredients to create their playful yet nutritious snack. The host, Mackenzie and Cynthia Cave- Gaetani, a registered dietician from Lourdes Hospital, discuss what made this so nutritious. 

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