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With nutritionally depleted foods, chemical additives, and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food matters sets about uncovering the trillion-dollar worldwide 'sickness industry' and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

"Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away."--Container.
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)

A World of Food: Tastes & Taboos in Different Cultures

Explores the variety of food likes and dislikes, food taboos, and food rules around the world. Shows that food behaviors are peculiar to given cultures and that each culture has its unwritten food etiquette rules.

Super Size Me

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.
Clemons (Stacks)

Bulimia: The Binge-Purge Obsession

Women discuss the reasons for food binges and purging, how their habits began and increased to obsession. Explains how starvation dieting does more harm than good.
Ivy (By Request)

Obesity [electronic resource]: Pain and Prejudice

The problem of obesity is discussed against the backdrop of the recent trial of a San Francisco mother convicted of child abuse after her seriously overweight daughter died as a result of obesity. Topics discussed include prejudice against the overweight population; how medical communities and the social system are failing the obese; our society's habit of equating beauty with being thin; what constitutes obesity; and obesity as it relates to health issues.
2008; 1998

Healthy Habits = Healthy Children [electronic resource]

Keeping toddlers and young children in tip-top health requires nutritious foods, adequate sleep, and exercise. This video reviews the nutritional requirements for children, appropriate serving sizes, and the importance of variety, balance, and moderation in their diet. Along with healthy eating habits, we look at exercise and wellness patterns to teach to young children who can benefit from them as they grow into adulthood. Everyone who interacts with children will want to help them combat the twofold menace of inactivity and obesity.
2005; 2001

Food Science Technology [electronic resource]

This video takes a step beyond An Introduction to Food Science. Topics include microorganisms, methods of food preservation including irradiation and freeze drying, functions of nutrients, emulsions, mixtures, additives, toxicology, and other chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments demonstrate mold growth, food spoilage, and the role of acids and bases in food production. Career opportunities are also discussed. Use this video to provide a more in-depth look at food science in your foods and nutrition courses.
2005; 1997

Exploring Vegetarianism [electronic resource]: Healthy Alternative

Am I a vegetarian if I don't eat meat but I do eat fish? Can I still have milk and be a vegetarian? What about eggs? These are just some of the questions answered in this comprehensive video about a popular but often misunderstood subject. Terms like vegan, ovo-lacto vegetarian, and ovo vegetarian are clearly defined. Vegetarians offer firsthand information on which foods provide all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements to keep our bodies healthy. And we take a look at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and maybe a few snacks, from a vegetarian perspective. Sample menus are provided at the end of the program and in the viewer's guide. What a great way to educate your students on a healthy, alternative lifestyle.
2005; 1999

Investigating Food Additives [electronic resource]

Without preservatives, bread would get moldy in a day or two, salad oil would turn rancid, and other foods would quickly spoil on grocery store shelves. However, as the use of preservatives and color- and flavor-enhancing additives has increased, consumers have grown concerned about the safety and long-term effects of these additives. This program explains how preservatives, antioxidants, stabilizers, buffers, sulfites, and other food additives work, while describing the FDA's efforts to ensure their safe use.
2005; 1997

Food Safety [electronic resource]: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Can defrosted leftovers be refrozen? What is trichinosis? And if a pan catches fire, what is the best way to put it out? This concise program explains the importance of proper food handling, storage, and cooking in order to prevent spoilage, waste, and potential food poisoning. Good kitchen safety habits are detailed as well, which can help in avoiding common accidents.
2005; 1996

Eating for Optimal Health [electronic resource]

Eating for optimal health can be a formidable task-especially during the teens and twenties, when metabolic changes, new social situations, and more challenging responsibilities can turn life upside down. In this program, young adults discuss the diverse elements that go into making healthy food choices. Topics include the components of a balanced diet, how to interpret food labels, and how to recognize and overcome barriers to healthy eating.
2006; 1998

Managing Your Weight [electronic resource]

This program examines the role of exercise, dieting, and other weight control strategies in attaining optimal health while skewering fad diets and risky or useless products, which only serve to undermine healthy weight management. Psychosocial factors that distort views on what constitutes a healthy look and weight are also considered, as young adults explore the dynamics of body image and the issues involved in eating disorders.
2006; 1998

Nutrition for Active Fitness [electronic resource]

Fad diets and "miracle" products are not the keys to attaining long-term physical health. This program uses the success stories of people who have made fitness a lifelong goal to illustrate the benefits of living a healthful life that includes smart food choices and regular exercise. By eating well and staying active, students can attain optimum performance both athletically and academically.
2005; 2000

Low-Fat Cooking [electronic resource]

Current nutritional and dietary requirements recommend limiting fat content in a healthy diet. Guidelines from the USDA and food labeling regulations make it easier for consumers to make healthy choices. This informative program not only discusses low-fat cooking but also gives examples of cooking techniques as well as several delicious recipes.
2005; 1994

Childhood Obesity [electronic resource]: Reversing the Trend

This program from The Doctor Is In presents two hospital-based programs that are helping children lose weight and keep the pounds off by setting realistic goals based on good health, not appearance. Patients talk about what it is like, from a child's point of view, to be overweight and how they have succeeded in adhering to a program of portion control and exercise to create a healthier lifestyle. Commentary by Harvard Medical School's Dr. David Ludwig; Dr. Sonia Caprio, of Yale-New Haven Hospital; and Mary Savoye-Desanti, RD, CDN, CDE, is featured. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production.
2005; 2003

Designer Plants [electronic resource]

We may not recognize the plants and animals our children eat. But the real issue is whether the power of the gene will be wisely used, or will it be diverted to the personal ends of those seeking financial profit or political power? Biotechnology is all that stands between a burgeoning world population and starvation. Already, ordinary milking cows are a disappearing species, plants are genetically matched to growing conditions, and plants are being engineered to kill the caterpillars that attack them. This program shows how this is done and explains its benefits, while warning of the dangers inherent in this and other efforts to alter natural evolution.
2007; 1988

Treating Obesity [electronic resource]

This program from The Doctor Is In presents a trio of case studies to illustrate a spectrum of treatment approaches for obesity: medical center-based plans emphasizing exercise, education, portion control, and peer support; medicines that suppress the appetite and promote weight loss; and bariatric surgery. In addition, Madelyn Fernstrom, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Weight Management Center; Sharon Alger-Mayer, M.D., of Albany Medical Center's Lifestyle Challenge Group; and William Laycock, M.D., of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, discuss their work in the field of weight management. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production.
2005; 2003

Fat Like Me [electronic resource]: How to Win the Weight War

In this ABC News special-produced in conjunction with Rodale Inc., publisher of Prevention and Men's Health magazines-nutritionists, psychologists, pediatricians, and other experts explore the causes of obesity, the physical and emotional damage it can do, and how parents and schools can team up to help kids improve their health. Also included is hidden-camera footage of a daring social experiment in which a slim teen, professionally made up to look obese, goes to school and experiences firsthand the abuse so often aimed at people who are overweight. A post-experiment discussion underscores the stigmatizing effect of intolerance while emphasizing the need for greater compassion. Correlates to the National Health Education Standards from the Joint Committee on National Health Educatio [...]
2006; 2003