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Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution - Cooking with an Environmentally Conscious Chef
PBS
Follow Alice Waters through a year of seasonal shopping and cooking, and discover both the recipes and vision of an artist and an advocate. She and her now-famous restaurant Chez Panisse became a major force behind the way Americans eat…
Carbs
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
What are carbohydrates, and why do we need them? Learn how our bodies use carbs, how many we should eat each day, and which foods are healthier choices for carbs than others. Begin to understand the role of glucose, fructose,…
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…
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…
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…
Food Additives
Do you know what maltodextrin is? No, it's not the winning word from the national spelling bee. It's probably in your corn flakes. Should you eat something that you can't pronounce? In the past few days, you've probably eaten several…
In Defense of Food - An Eater's Manifesto
PBS
"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people's health by today's industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a…
Meat Lobby - An Investigation of the Meat Industry
In 2015, the WHO listed one of the additives in processed meats as carcinogenic. That same additive was nearly banned in America in the 1970s - until lobbying from the meat industry discredited the scientists. We reveal how, to impede…
Minerals
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Minerals are more than squares on the periodic table; they're crucial to our health. Learn the names and functions of minerals, and which foods are the best sourdfes to ensure proper nutrition. Understand the differences between vitamins and minerals, and…
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…
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…
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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…
Soul Food Junkies - A Film About Family, Food & Tradition
Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair with soul…
Super Size Me - The Fast-Food Industry in America
Oscar-nominated director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts…
The Apple Pushers - Five Immigrant Street Vendors Bring Fresh Fruit to New York City
Narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, THE APPLE PUSHERS follows immigrant street vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the neighborhoods in New York where finding a fresh red ripe apple can be a serious challengs. Through…
Think Before You Drink
What we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average American diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks,…
5 videos
Vitamins
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Do you hear the word 'vitamins' and envision pills? In fact, our main source of vitamins is the food that we eat. This video teaches the basics about these essentials to human nutrition. Learn what vitamins are, and how they…
Water
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Learn what water does for the body, from cell structure and joint lubrication to body temperature regulation and vitamin dissolution. Understand potential problems, such as what dehydration is and can do, and what water contamination means to third world countries…
What's On MyPlate?
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 video is an overview of good food choices and the MyPlate food guide…
What's With Wheat - Tracing the Causes and Effects of Gluten Intolerance
A hard hitting investigation into the growing epidemic of wheat & gluten intolerance. Why is it that after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems today? WHAT'S WITH WHEAT provides an in…