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#15642/1120  ADDED SUGARS: The Bitter Truth
This program shows how extra calories from sugar convert into fat molecules, and the dangers of having too much sugar in your bloodstream. Find out where in your diet all that extra sugar hides and how to easily reduce your daily intake.Grades 6 to A

This program explores the function of nutrients, the reason why we need to eat a balanced nutritional food intake and what health problems may result if we do not eat properly. Grades 8 to A

Breakfast is super important for great physical and mental performance. So why is the message not getting through to teenagers? Probably because they had a bag of chips for breakfast! *This DVD contains two versions - one featuring the U.S. Food Pyramid and the other the Canada Food Guide. Grades 6 to 12

#7096/1690  BREAKFAST: Most Important Meal
What does breakfast do for you? Lots, apparently! This video works hard to show viewers - especially teens - how very important it is to start off the day with a nutritious meal, the meal that, unfortunately, many people do not bother with. So, what's for breakfast? Grades 9 to A

#14803/1290  CREATE A GREAT PLATE: MyPlate Dietary Guidelines
When's the last time you ate off a food pyramid? This DVD is based on the USDA's new MyPlate campaign and sows teens what healthy eating looks like!Grades 6 to A

#14801/1290  ENERGY BALANCE: Energy In/Energy Out
Being physically active and eating from all the food groups is key to balancing your energy. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang discusses the nutrition basics of the energy equation, while personal trainer Dwayne Arthur Jones explains the importance of balancing the equation by using that energy.Grades 6 to A

Do people who go to fast food restaurants actually want to know? Of course they do! Viewers learn how to make the healthiest choices when eating on the go at fast food restaurants. Grades 6 to A

School, sports, work, social obligations - you have a lot to do. In order to get it all done you need energy, but preparing optimal meals is time-consuming. So where do you get the energy to keep up with your busy schedule - without resorting to fast/junk food? This program answers that question with five practical tips for healthy eating in a fast-paced lifestyle: plan ahead, don’t skip breakfast, learn to read food labels quickly, snack smart, and eat out wisely. Expert commentary is provided by a registered dietician, a healthy living coordinator, and a health officer - and pop quizzes reinforce the learning.

#12272/1120  FOOD ADDITIVES
From the history behind preserving foods to new concepts in enriching foods, this program presents examples of the many additives that are used to flavor, color, and preserve so much of what we eat. Takes a simple, factual look at the everyday trade-offs we make when we choose our food.

Reality TV meets the new USDA MyPlate Dietary Guidelines in this real-life video example of a teen accepting a new challenge each week. Registered dietitian Christina Meyer-Jax gives our teen, Lexi, advice, feedback and encouragement with four dietary/fitness challenges.Grades 6 to A

#13746/1290  FRESH FOOD: What is Farm to Table?
Ok so here's the current food choice: fresh, local, organic, prepared by hand; or frozen, 4 days travel on an 18 wheeler, enriched with antibiotics, hormones and other tasty additives, and wrapped in plastic in a food processing plant (but, of course, $1 per serving cheaper). Four chefs explain and demonstrate why they have chosen to follow the former rather than the latter. Grades 6 to 12

#15835/1290  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: Color Power
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, more is better. Fruits and veggies are filled with a host of health-promoting benefits, but often times we fall short on our daily servings. How can we get ourselves to eat and enjoy more fruits and veggies? Join food and health professionals and discover the power of fruits and vegetables!Grades 6 to A

#14495/1120  GET OFF THE SOFAS! Avoiding Solid Fats and Added Sugars
Teach your students why SoFAS don't belong in the kitchen! Viewers learn what solid fats and added sugars have in common, and why new nutritional guidelines say to avoid these calorie nightmares. But are other fats and sugars really any different? They are! This program explains the why, what, and how of it all. Grades 7 to A

#11395/1945  HEALTHY FOR LIFE SERIES (5 Programs)
This timely series addresses a major health issue facing today’s adolescents - obesity. These programs illustrate how students can take control of their lives and learn to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Explored in this series are eating disorders and how students suffering from them can get help; how teens can make healthy food choices, even at their favorite fast food restaurants; how they can incorporate fun exercise routines into their lives; and how the media can affect their self-image. Grades 7 to 12

#12976/1290  HERBS AND SPICES
The essence of the world's cuisines is based on indigenous ingredients and flavorings. Most important are the herbs and spices which give the cuisines their personalities. Instead of the artificial (and unhealthy) flavorings found in most processed (junk/fast) foods, alternatives do exist through the use of natural and healthy herbs and spices. Viewers get an introduction to their use that shows how easy (and tasty) it is to prepare great meals. *CC Grades 6 to 12

In this funny kitchen safety instruction video a bumbling chef sends shivers through his teenage assistants with his total disregard for every aspect of food prep from knife usage to cleaning up his messes. Grades 6 to A

#14994/1290  NUTRIENT BASICS
Nutrients are the substances in food that work to keep our bodies healthy and eating a variety of foods from the food groups will give your body the nutrients it needs maintain good health. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang and two students explore the functions, benefits and sources of the six types of nutrients, including: Fats, Protein, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water.Grades 6 to A

Food safety, organic foods, genetically engineered foods, food allergies, MSG, functional foods, dietary supplements; once you start thinking about the food that keeps us alive there is a never ending list of questions that seem to have no real answers, or do they? Concerned teens ask, "What should we be eating?!" Grades 6 to A

#15301/1120  NUTRITION LABELS: Reading Between the Lines
Whether you’re explaining Trans Fat or how to balance calories, this video supports your efforts! Students learn the meaning of each item on the Nutrition Facts labels, how to use daily values, and how to interpret label health claims.Grades 7 to A

#13014/1290  NUTRITION LABELS: Start With Breakfast!
Six lively teens show us why breakfast is the smart way to start your day, and how to eat smart by reading nutrition labels. A high level introduction to the food pyramid featuring breakfast foods is also included. Grades 6 to A

#14465/1945  NUTRITION: What Your Body Does with Food! (8 Great Modules)
Gets down to the fruits and nuts of the vitamins, minerals and water needed to make our bodies work. Teens will understand the importance of the choices they make to maintain a healthy, strong lifestyle and what makes up the perfect plate! This series consists of eight 26-minute programs: 1: INTRO: CELLS AND MACRONUTRIENTS - Provides the breakdown of the six main types of nutrients that a body needs to get fueled everyday. 2: WHAT YOUR BODY DOES WITH FOOD – Explains Digestion, Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, Sugar Overload and Processed Foods, Calories and Nutrients, Hunger, and Appetite. 3: THE FOOD SPECTRUM - Covers what foods do for you and your body. Topics covered: Grains, Fruits and Veggies, Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Fish, Poultry, Eggs and Red Meat, Dairy and Calcium, Sugar, Salt, Oil and Alcohol, and Food Geometry. 4: MICRONUTRIENTS: VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND WATER - Without micronutrients, you wouldn't be able to access the energy the macronutrients provide. 5: PREVENTING NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS - Topics covered: What Are Nutritional Disorders, Exploring Nutritional Disorders, Exercise, Weight Management, and Weight Loss. 6: EATING IN CONTEXT - Humans come in all shapes and sizes. Students will deep dive into the factors that determine body composition, body type and our reactions to foods. 7: WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? Students will gain an understanding of what it means for a food to be organic and discusses fresh, local foods and their alternatives. 8: THE SAVVY EATER - Discusses practical tips for being an informed and savvy consumer in the grocery store. Then delves into the harrowing world of food safety. *Includes a CD-ROM with a Digital WorkbookGrades 6 to 12

Shows young teens how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Explains all about calories, nutrients, the food pyramid, eating healthily at fast food restaurants, and how to read food labels;.Stresses the importance of portion size and regular exercise. Encourages teens to reach the weight that's right for them, and shows them that they are in control. Grades 5 to 9

#13744/1290  OBESITY IN A BOTTLE II: Understanding Liquid Calories and Nutrition
The 'drink' wars are heating up. Huge amounts of money are at stake. Advertisers are always looking for a youthful customer base that can keep buying their products. But some people believe many drink producers are killing their young customers with sugar and calories. This continuation of the best seller explains their new tactics.Grades 6 to 12

#11257/1290  OBESITY IN A BOTTLE: Understanding Liquid Calories and Nutrition
I mean really! Is the entire beverage industry just a gigantic money grabbing hype machine? Coke and Pepsi sell bottled water that is from municipal supplies! Sport and energy drinks that are inferior in effect to simple water or a glass of milk get hard marketing aimed primarily at youth and young adults. They are so cool! And of course they push diet drinks that actually make users fatter than their sugar laden non-diet equivalents. Viewers get some tips on how to make healthy choices in this all important area. Grades 6 to A

#4670/1290  PORTION SIZE ME and PORTION SIZE ME TOO! (2 Programs)
As far as obesity and weight loss is concerned, the gist of this video is that even if you eat at fast food counters ALL THE TIME you can actually lose weight if you eat portions properly measured to body size and activity level. Really! The proof is in the pudding! Watch and see. Grades 7 to 12

This program explains the different types of fat and why solid fats are harmful to your health (and waistline!). Take a ride on an LDL and HDL raft to discover how fats affect your cholesterol. Find out where fats hide in your diet and ways to reduce the amount you consume.Grades 6 to 12

#12951/1290  SMART NUTRITION!
What makes teenagers eat what they eat? Is it advertising, peer pressure, body image, health concerns (yah right!), all of the above? None of the above? Addiction to saturated fats, maybe? Or perhaps just convenience and availability? Teen viewers are asked to consider their options and the consequences of their choices. Grades 6 to 12

#11147/1290  TEEN NUTRITION: What's the Big Debate? Food Guide Pyramid
Most teenagers don't realize the effect their food choices can have on real life; that there may be nutritional reasons behind how they feel and perform physically, mentally and emotionally. Viewers learn that there is a reason for creations like the Food Pyramid and other nutrition guides. It's not just a plot by adults to keep them away from the food they think they love. Grades 7 to 12

#15817/1290  THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK: Sugar Shockers and Beverage Tips
What we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think!. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks, sports drinks, fruit-flavored juices, and energy drinks are the sugary, empty-calorie culprits contributing to rising rates of obesity and other chronic diseases. Discover the best beverage bets and learn more about how to make healthy choices through short video segments.Grades 6 to A

#14802/1290  WHAT'S ON MY PLATE?
Do you ever stop and wonder what’s on YOUR plate? Discover what’s on the new MyPlate food icon developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This DVD is an overview of good food choices and the MyPlate food guide that highlights the best choices from each food group. Includes interviews with teens about their favorite healthy foods. Grades 6 to A


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