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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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Diet-Related Disorders [electronic resource]: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, and Celiac Disease

This program examines three common diet-related disorders and their relationship to what people eat and drink. The causes, characteristics, and treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and celiac disease are discussed, along with strategies for their prevention. With an emphasis on breakfast, snacks, and gluten-free alternatives, students will learn how to eat without reaching for convenience foods, and that using a "traffic light" approach allows for the occasional treat. Balancing exercise with computer time is urged. An on-screen summary at the end of each segment makes this video an especially effective teaching tool.
Online
2010; 2009
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Epigenetics [electronic resource]: How Food Upsets Our Genes

Why are girls entering puberty at progressively younger ages? Why are the rates of heart attack, cancer, and adult-onset diabetes rising? This program examines growing indications that food affects our genes-a concept vitally important to the science of epigenetics. Viewers encounter a wide range of experiments, case studies, and historical evidence, including Dutch birth records and testimonials from WWII that point to the epigenetic effects of starvation. Findings from animal and human nutritional studies, as well as evidence involving diet habits and environmental threats around the globe, are also presented. DNA methylation, the "on-and-off switch" of the epigenome, and other important concepts are featured.
Online
2009; 2008
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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
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Health News and Interviews [electronic resource]: Nutrition and Obesity Video Clips

This collection of 16 video clips (1 minute to 2 minutes 30 seconds each) takes a close look at nutrition and obesity. Topics range from the benefits of organic farming, to similarities between hunger and drug cravings, to links between vegetables and healthy vision, nutrients and memory, genes and body fat storage, and race and hereditary conditions. Video clips include: Nutrition * Purely Organic * Food Cravings * Nonfattening Sweeteners * Food for Your Eyes * Vitamin A and Learning * Addicted to Food. Obesity * No Anti-fat Bullet * Infectious Obesity * Obesity and the Brain * Obesity and Neurology * Your Brain on Food * Ancestry and Obesity * Couch Potatoes * Fat Food Fables * Big Belly Genes * Gene Therapy and Obesity.
Online
2008; 2007