Obesity

Fed Up (2014)

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Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry-aided by the U.S. government-to mislead and confuse the American public.

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Middle
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99
Fed Up

MyPlate and You: Learning about Nutrition, Health and Exercise

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This fast-paced and entertaining program conforms with the newest USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, 2011. Viewers learn about MyPlate, the latest visual representation of what—and how much—we should eat at one sitting.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:16
MyPlate and You: Learning about Nutrition, Health and Exercise

Super Size Me: An Educational Tool of Epic Portions (2004)

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a "McDonald's only" diet for thirty days straight.

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Middle
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01:40
Super Size Me: An Educational Tool of Epic Portions

Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures (2003)

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What can we learn from other cultures about food and nutrition? Some countries share our love for food yet manage to avoid our epidemic of obesity. How do they do it? By studying how other cultures eat, we can gain some useful (and tasty) ideas to adapt to our own needs.

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Elementary
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00:22
Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures

Family Doctor (2006)

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A family doctor explains that all kinds of people visit him in the medical center for check-ups and referrals to specialists. He recalls that he loved science and math at school and always looked forward to the day when he could make a living helping people of all ages stay healthy.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Family Doctor

Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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Huge portion sizes, fat-filled diets, too much TV/video games and not enough exercise are common choices for a growing number of today’s teens. This timely program helps teens understand the serious health hazards of obesity and explores options for healthier eating and exercise. Program visits the Yale Bright Bodies clinic where teens and parents are learning how to change their lifestyles.

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Middle
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00:20
Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?