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Nutrition: Meeting the Needs of Children
Part of the Series: Meeting the Needs of Children
Nutrition is important throughout a person's life, beginning in the womb! Our program on Nutrition takes a developmental approach to nutritional requirements for the prenatal, infancy, toddlerhood, preschool, school age, and adolescent stages. The basic facts of good nutrition are presented, including the use of the Food Pyramid as a…
Too Fat Too Young - Childhood Obesity
BBC
Obesity rates are soaring in children. In the US there are now over 10 million fat children, so shockingly obese that it will shorten their lives. Never has the future of the couch potato generation seemed so bleak. This documentary looks at how some children may be able to escape…
7days 2guys 1juicer
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. 7days 2guys 1juicer documents the personal struggle of Chad and Kenny as they work to overcome their own fears and habits in an effort to adopt a healthy new lifestyle. They haven't always been overweight, but years of unhealthy eating have finally caught up with…
Cafeteria Man - School Lunch Reform
The USDA estimates 32 million school kids consume up to 50% of their calories at school, contributing to the obesity epidemic among young people. What does it take to reform school lunch programs and provide healthful, tasty meals to our nation's kids? Cafeteria Man takes a behind the scenes look…
Perfect Human Diet - A Scientific and Historical Investigation of the Benefits of the Paleo Diet
Travel through time and around the world with CJ Hunt as he embarks on an unprecedented global exploration to find a solution to the exploding epidemic of obesity and diet-related disease. From excavations containing the remains of Neanderthals and early modern humans in Jonzac, France, to bio-molecular anthropology analysis labs…
Hoy Fok and the Island School
This film is about the life of Hoy Fok, a fourteen-year-old boy, who lives with his family on a fishing junk near a small island in the Hong Kong Territory. Hoy Fok helps his family in fishing and attends the island school. Education on this small island primarily involves teaching…
Consuming Kids - The Commercialization of Childhood
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
With virtually no government or public outcry, the multi-billion dollar youth marketing industry has been able to use the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. American kids now influence an estimated $700…
FAT: What No One is Telling You
PBS
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:…
Feeding Frenzy - The Food Industry, Obesity and the Creation of a Health Crisis
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents -- and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity-related health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure,…
Junk Food, Porn, Video Games - Addictions?
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
The course concludes with an exploration of other potentially addictive behaviors. Professor Polk argues that some artificial stimuli - junk food, pornography, and video games to name three - are "supernormal," meaning that they actually activate the brain's reward circuit more strongly than natural stimuli do, leading to some of…
Designing Healthy Communities Video Resource Library
The Designing Healthy Communities Video Resource Library has been produced as a companion series to the four hour Designing Healthy Communities series. Each video is subject driven and is between 10-20 minutes. Produced and Directed by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell.
War, Nutritionism, and the Great Depression
In early 20th-century America, discover how World War I changed the way civilians eat. Observe how corporations dictated the American diet, and witness the advent of chain supermarkets, junk foods, the marketing of food with health claims, and the government's new role in food supply in the wake of the…