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Junk Food Wars [electronic resource]

Healthy eating is a challenge-sometimes, it's even a battle. With vending machines, convenience stores, and fast food restaurants almost everywhere, nutritional value can go down in defeat. This high-energy video shows how to defend against the dangers of junk food. Straightforward discussions and dramatizations arm students with a wealth of information on the updated 2005 food pyramid, the different kinds of fats and sugars, how to read ingredients labels, and how to control what foods are available. Commentary from nutrition and food policy experts provides backup, with insights into junk food packaging and advertising tactics. Stop losing battles! Join the Junk Food Wars.
Online
2005
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The New Food Pyramid [electronic resource]

When it comes to nutrition today, one size doesn't fit all. That's why the USDA created MyPyramid, a food guidance system that emphasizes a more individualized approach to improving diet and overall physical fitness. After watching this video, your students will have a clear understanding of the food pyramid's history, the six themes incorporated into the MyPyramid system, the main components of MyPyramid, and how people like themselves can make this updated food pyramid a part of their life. Solid information delivered by nutrition experts from Princeton University and elsewhere and supported by onscreen diagrams, lists, and fun facts make The New Food Pyramid an indispensable part of any health-related video collection. Correlates to National Health Education Standards for Achievin [...]
Online
2006
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Battling Eating Disorders [electronic resource]

Anorexia and other eating disorders exert a frightening degree of control over millions of teenagers, especially young women. Manifested in so-called "Pro-Ana" websites, which actively promote anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, the mental and physical grip of these sicknesses can prove impossible to break. This program represents a powerful weapon in the battle against eating disorders, pinpointing their origins in body image and self-esteem issues, illustrating their grim consequences in crystal-clear terms, and offering students, parents, teachers, and counselors a rich source of information and support. Hosted by The Sopranos' Jamie-Lynn Sigler, herself a survivor of teenage anorexia, the video explains how to recognize eating disorders, how friends and loved ones should communi [...]
Online
2006
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Breakfast [electronic resource]: Most Important Meal of the Day

Greater physical stamina, better concentration at school or work, a more efficient metabolism-the evidence is overwhelming that a healthy breakfast is the key to a productive day. Yet it's the meal most likely to be skipped by children, teenagers, and adults alike. This video brings home the importance of the day's first meal by exploring the numerous mental and physical benefits of a nutritious breakfast. Viewers will understand the relationship between eating and metabolism, specifically between breakfast and blood-sugar levels. The kinds of foods that best fuel the body in the morning are also listed. Correlates to the National Health Education Standards and the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Online
2005; 2003
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Diet and Disease in Modern Society [electronic resource]

What's so bad about saturated fat, and what makes fiber so good? In a society where convenience foods rule and obesity is a national epidemic, it's time to find out. This video investigates the relationship between diet and a number of frequently interrelated diseases and conditions, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Topics include high- and low-density lipoproteins; saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats; soluble and insoluble fiber; electrolyte minerals; antioxidants and free radicals; the effects of smoking and alcohol consumption; Disability-Adjusted Life Years; and the Body Mass Index. "You are what you eat!" isn't a cliche; it's a fact of life-and of good health. Correlates to Nati [...]
Online
2005; 2004
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Nutrients [electronic resource]: Their Interactions

If taste were a reliable guide to a nutritious diet, candy and soda would be two food groups vital to good health-but it's not. That's why this video takes a scientific look at dietary nutrients, explaining what they are, why the body needs them, and how they work with each other to produce energy, stimulate growth, repair and maintain hard and soft tissues, and regulate bodily processes. Metabolism, energy yield from different food types, the composition and role of blood, key vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, and recommended daily allowances are only a few of the topics covered in this detailed overview of the biochemistry of nutrition. The impact of nutritional deficiencies on short- and long-term health is also discussed. Correlates to National Science Education Standards and [...]
Online
2005; 2004
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Let's Do Lunch [electronic resource]

Who has time? "I don't need the calories." "A double bacon cheeseburger, fries.now that's a good lunch!" Sound familiar? Grab your students' attention with Let's Do Lunch and show them why that second meal of the day is vital to their health and academic performance. Covers childhood obesity and related conditions, the basics of balanced nutrition, good and bad cholesterol and different types of fat, and how to start making healthier food choices. Dieticians and an athletic trainer add their stamp of authority, while savvy teens offer quick, easy, healthy, and delicious lunch and snack ideas. Break the fast food, junk food, no food habit! Correlates to the National Health Education Standards and the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Online
2005; 2004