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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…
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:…
Achoo, Stop the Flu!
Learn Healthy Eating Habits and Help Kids Avoid the Flu! Fun Music and Lyrics with Grammy Award Winners The Kingston Trio and Minstrel Magicians Julie & Brownie. Join the Grammy award winning Kingston Trio along with their guests Julie and Brownie for a song filled program as kids learn how…
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…
Secrets to Good Health
Part of the Series: Alternative Health Series
What and how much we eat effects how we look, think and feel. Basic nutrition is an important factor to obtaining and maintaining good health. It also is a way to help fight the aging process. Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health. Physical illness, digestive and eating disorders,…
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…
Just Add Spice: - Parenting for Happy, Healthy Kids
Just Add Spice is a learning tool for parents of children ages 3-6. It teaches how to use positive parenting skills to help children learn healthy habits. This learning resource of video and print materials follows four families as they attempt to instill healthy habits in their kids by using…