NUTRITION AND YOU SERIES

NUTRITION AND YOU SERIES
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Nutrition Basics
This video introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition. The program begins by reviewing the digestive process in the body through colorful animations. Each of the six major essential nutrients…
Balanced Diet
This program provides students with the basic knowledge and skill to achieve a balanced diet. After reviewing the basic nutrient groups, the concepts of Recommended Dietary Allowances and food labels…
Healthy Eating Habits
This program stresses the fundamental skills needed to plan, select, and prepare foods that make up a healthy diet. A look at food labels helps students understand the nutritional content…
A Healthy Body
This program addresses a number of other health issues including types of foods to avoid, healthy body weight, harmful substances, and the importance of regular exercise. The importance of rest…

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Think Before You Drink
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FAT: What No One is Telling You
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Face it: We're fat. With 66 percent of U.S. adults either overweight or obese, our girth is a serious public health issue. Yet many of us still view being overweight as a character flaw, a lack of self-control, or even a moral crime. But does fat really equal failure? FAT:…
Food Additives
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Eat Less! The Upside of Downsizing
The portions we consider "normal" have expanded, and so have our waistlines. This program explores the USDA's recommendation to "eat less" and "avoid oversized portions." Discover why most people consume far more food and calories than they did in past decades, and how the quality of that food has changed.…
Nutrition Starts Here: Smart Eating on a Budget
Develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime and join Chef Marshall O'Brien as he shares nutritious food choices and healthy eating strategies in Nutrition Starts Here: Smart Eating on a Budget. Chef Marshall demonstrates and explains how cooking and eating healthy food can be both fun and delicious…
Real Men Juicing
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What's On MyPlate?
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Cooking and Children...A Learning Activity
We want all our kids to eat healthy...but how do you actually accomplish it? How do we get them to want to eat healthy? Studies show that life-long healthy eating habits start by having kids help prepare the food! Follow Nica and preschoolers in the kitchen as they have fun…
Nutrition Basics: Why Food Matters
Each of us eats about fifty tons of food in a lifetime. From this mountain of edibles we obtain four basics of life - water, energy, protein, and a handful of vitamins and minerals. Nutrition Basics is about why we need to eat and why we have to choose carefully.
Protein
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
The word 'protein' comes from a Greek word that means 'of prime importance'. Proteins help us see, contract our muscles, and clot blood. Our organs and immune system are made up of mostly protein. Learn what a protein is and the foods that provide it, how our bodies process protein,…
Fats
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
We often think of fat as harmful, but it is actually very important to the body. It is equally important to learn the effects of fats on the body in order to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Why is fat so important to a person's diet? Is all fat…