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Nutrition - Healthy Eating


Nutrition - Healthy Eating



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 while saving money. Short video segments include:

  • Simple, Tasty Slow Cooker Meals
  • Understanding Portion Sizes
  • Label Reading
  • Tasty Whole Grains

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2015 / (Grade 6-Adult) / 19 minutes

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    4 WEEKS TO A HIGHER FOOD IQ

    Reality TV meets the new MyPlate Dietary Guidelines in this real-life video example of a teen accepting a new challenge each week. Registered dietitian Christina Meyer-Jax gives our teen, Lexi, advice, feedback and encouragement with four dietary/fitness challenges, including:

  • Eat balanced. Move more.
  • Eat more good stuff.
  • Eat less bad stuff.
  • Move!

    Watch Lexi transform as she increases her food IQ and activity level.


    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2012 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 28 minutes

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    CHOOSE MY PLATE

    Easy-to-understand overview of federal government's new food icon, MyPlate (which replaced MyPyramid) for a general audience. Explains how to use MyPlate to help "build" a healthy plate at mealtime. Provides details about the healthiest choices in each of the MyPlate categories. Also suggests tips on how to include more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dairy in diet.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2012 / 15 minutes

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    CHOOSE MY PLATE FOR OLDER ADULTS

    Overview of federal government's new food icon, MyPlate (which replaced MyPyramid). Offers advice on how to use MyPlate to "build" a healthy plate. Provides specific tips, geared toward older adults, on how to include more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dairy in diet. Also explains the specific benefits of good nutrition for older adults.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2012 / 15 minutes

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    CREATE A GREAT PLATE MYPLATE DIETARY GUIDELINES

    When's the last time you ate off a pyramid? The Create a Great Plate MyPlate Dietary Guidelines DVD is based on the USDA's new MyPlate campaign. The DVD shows teens what healthy eating looks like, and tells them how to:

  • Make at least half your grains whole
  • Vary your veggies
  • Focus on fruits
  • Get your calcium-rich foods
  • Go lean with protein

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2012 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    ENERGY BALANCE

    Being physically active and eating from the food groups are key to balancing your energy. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang discusses the nutrition basics of the energy equation, while a personal trainer explains the importance of balancing the equation by using that energy. Discover:

  • Short-term and long term benefits of physical activity
  • Tips to be active each day
  • How to overcome common excuses
  • How to continue being active into adulthood

    Includes brief interviews with teens about how they stay healthy through physical activity.


    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2012 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    MYPLATE DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

    Go into the kitchen with Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang as she shows two students how some of their favorite meals can be both nutritious and delicious by using the MyPlate guidelines. Key messages for each food group are explained while they apply the dietary guidelines to a variety of favorite foods, including:

  • Favorite foods like tacos and pizza
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

    The kitchen how-to segments are interspersed with interviews of real kids eating and talking about their favorite nutritious foods!


    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2012 / (Grades 1-6) / 23 minutes

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    MYPLATE: THE NEW FOOD GUIDE

    Making wise food choices is critical for the future health of our society. This presentation introduces the newest USDA food guidance system, MyPlate, and its key consumer messages. This presentation promotes physical activity as an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. This presentation takes an in depth look at the five food groups, foods within each group, amounts needed, and benefits received from eating a variety of foods. This presentation defines and characterizes oils, solid fats and added sugars. Students will learn how to make healthy choices which lead to a balanced diet grounded by physical activity. Collaborator: Janice Boyce, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

    CD-ROM (Win, PowerPoint Presentation (94 slides)) / 2012 /

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    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 DVD is an overview of good food choices and the MyPlate food guide that highlights the best choices from each food group. Includes interviews with teens about their favorite healthy foods.

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2012 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 22 minutes

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    MENU PLANNING: TODDLERS, PREGNANCY, THE ELDERLY

    This informative program explains the nutrients our bodies require for optimum health and how these requirements change throughout our lives. It reviews the stages of our life cycle, the basic nutritional needs at each stage, and encourages thoughtful and well informed meal planning for three important life stages: toddlers, pregnancy and the elderly. The content is presented in a clear manner with lots of real-life examples and practical tips from experts in the field. With this information, viewers will understand the nutritional needs and therefore dietary requirements needed, and the effects that deficiencies can have on our health.

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    DVD / 2011 / (Middle Secondary - Senior Secondary) / 19 minutes

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    EATING IN CONTEXT

    Compact, round, curvy, fi t-humans come in all shapes and sizes. When we eat we eat in the context of our body types, cultures, diets and, believe it or not, our moods! This program explores the many contexts in which we eat and what they mean for nutrition.

    DVD / 2011 / (Grades 7-12) / 26 minutes

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    WHAT'S IN MY SCHOOL LUNCH? MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES

    Join the residents of Chesterwood as they compete in 'The Great Chesterwood Lunch Box Lunch Off'. Cheer on Phyllis Ffancy, Biff "The Truck" McAdams, and newcomer Maverick Harrison as they prepare, pack and eat their school lunches to find out who has the most energy and concentration to keep up with their busy school schedule. In this Australian-made, curriculum fit program, the cast of whacky characters demonstrate the principles of a healthy school lunch. We learn how to select, prepare and pack a fun and nutritious lunch and discover the effects of both good and bad lunch box choices on your energy and concentration.

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    DVD / 2010 / (Junior Secondary - Middle Secondary) / 18 minutes

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    DESIGNING MENUS FOR HEALTHY DIETS

    The ever-increasing pace of life for people of all ages means it is critical to plan for healthy eating accordingly.

    In this program, teenager Jesse takes us through a dramatised story of how, once again, his mother has to work back and puts him on a mission of preparing the dinner for that night, with the usual parting instruction: "....a 'healthy' dinner, Jesse...." Jesse, by his own admission, is just not one hundred per cent sure about what real healthy food is but he's willing to find out. In following his story, the program covers areas including the function of food; understanding nutrients; today's fast-paced society; designing menus; and different menus. We also hear from two professional dieticians, Melanie McGrice and Ingrid Hilton. In an engaging and thorough way, this program covers important areas about healthy and nutritious menu planning.

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    DVD / 2009 / (Middle Secondary - Senior Secondary) / 23 minutes

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    HEALTHY HISPANIC MEALS

    This DVD explains how one can modify Hispanic Foods to create heart-healthy meals, which are more like traditional foods of the region than those in the modern diet; emphasizes using more vegetables, healthier fats and portion control. It also gives a brief review of cardiovascular diseases and why it's important to modify the diet.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2009 / 19 minutes

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    EAT TO WIN: NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES

    When athletes step onto the field, court or track, they want to perform their best. Placing good nutrition at the top of their training program will help them gain the competitive edge. This action-packed video dispels 10 common nutrition myths with what to eat, when and why, using MyPyramid as the guide. This DVD covers the most current, on-target nutrition information for athletes.

    Award
  • 2006 Telly Award

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2006 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    JOHNNY JUNKFOOD IN 21ST CENTURY

    Following the great popularity of the animated series Johnny Junkfood in the 1980s, Johnny returns in the 21st century. Set in the reality-TV-show-land of 'Eating Yourself to Death', students will learn vital lessons about nutrition in an engrossing and engaging format that will capture the attention of any student. With the help of nutrition guru Tahini Rose, students will explore nutritional requirements and what our body needs, as well as how to develop and maintain healthy eating principles, incorporating the healthy eating pyramid. Fast-paced, informative, and funny, Johnny Junkfood in the 21st Century is a must for the new generation of eaters!

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    DVD / 2006 / (Junior Secondary - Middle Secondary) / 28 minutes

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    CUT THE FAT FROM YOUR DIET

    A daffy cook, a nutrition-oriented game show, and other memorable skits will show students how to use the Food Guide Pyramid to establish healthy eating habits.

    Learning Objectives
    1) Information about dietary fats will be provided.
    2) Students will learn about the essential nutrients needed by the body for proper cell and tissue growth.
    3) The Food Guide Pyramid will be introduced as a general guideline for making daily food choices.


    DVD / 2005 / 30 minutes

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    GOOD NUTRITION MADE EASY

    This program encourages teens to meet their demanding growth needs with healthy eating habits. The importance of following the advice from the USDA's dietary guidelines is underscored. The food guide pyramid and the nutrition facts food label are introduced and explained.
    Learning Objectives:
    1) Students will learn about the Seven Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
    2) To introduce to the student the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and to the Nutrition Facts Food Label, from which they will learn how to obtain valuable information.
    3) Students will be motivated to adopt nutritional habits that can result in a happier, more productive, and healthier lifestyle.


    DVD / 2004 / (Grades 6-12) / 14 minutes

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    MEAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

    In today's fast-paced society, planning and managing meals can be a full-time job. This Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation explores considerations of nutrition, budget and costs, skills and time limitations involved in planning a variety of daily menus.Students also analyze the influence of advertising on consumer food-buying strategies.

    CD-ROM (Win, PowerPoint Presentation (30 slides)) / 2004

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    FRIES WITH THAT? THE OVERWEIGHT EPIDEMIC

    At the start of the 21st century we are exercising less, eating less healthy food and putting on more weight. We are becoming a nation of sloths, yet our desire for thinness is getting stronger and stronger.

    Many of the technological advances designed to improve our lives are working to make us less fit and less healthy.

    This informative program looks at a number of issues, including:
  • What is fat and why do we need it?
  • Why we are getting fatter - poor diet, lack of exercise, the role of genetics
  • Health implications of fatty diets
  • Social effects of a poor diet
  • Lifestyle changes to avoid the harmful effects of fat - change in diet and increased physical activity.

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    DVD / 2003 / (Junior Secondary - Senior Secondary) / 28 minutes

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    ADOLESCENCE, FOOD AND HEALTH

    With the aid of a group of passionate kids, stunning graphics, great music and solid research, we explore the relationship adolescents have with food, as we cover:
  • The physical needs for nutrients and energy.
  • The emotional needs which food satisfies, though not always successfully.
  • The desire for fast, convenience food in the home and outside and the impact of this on nutritional status and present and future health.
  • The prevalence and causes of adolescent eating disorders.
  • Some possible solutions/policy initiatives.

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    DVD / 2002 / (Junior Secondary - Professional) / 25 minutes

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    ADOLESCENT NUTRITION: SAY NO TO DIETS

    'Say No To Diets' is the third video in our series on adolescent nutrition. Like "Going Vegetarian' and 'Smart Fast Food', it's fast paced quirky style grabs the student's attention on what is an important serious subject, especially for girls.

    The program:
  • discourages inappropriate weight loss attempts like skipping meals and fad diets
  • introduces the concept of body mass index and how to calculate it in an interactive and enjoyable activity
  • encourages a creative approach to exercise. It is relevant both to the Food Technology and PDH and PE curriculum's.

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    DVD / 2002 / (Middle Secondary - Senior Secondary) / 15 minutes

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    DESIGNING MENUS FOR BALANCED DIETS

    We all need to be aware of our nutritional requirements, how they differ and change throughout life, and how we can plan our diets in order to meet our needs. This program looks at what nutrients do, how and why our nutritional requirements vary, and explores three situations where menu planning is particularly important for achieving a balanced diet (teenagers going on a wilderness camp, choosing to be vegetarian and living on a budget).

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    DVD / 2002 / (Middle Secondary - Senior Secondary) / 20 minutes

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    HEALTHY EATING PYRAMID, THE

    This program on the Healthy Eating Pyramid, was made in conjunction with Nutrition Australia. It covers two pyramids, one for vegetarians and the other for non-vegetarians. In each case, we look at the three sections, from bottom to top using all the latest information.

    Along the way, it emphasises the need to reduce the intake of saturated fat, salt and refined foods and to increase the intake of complex carbohydrates.

    The program also reiterates the need for regular activity or sport to be part of everyone's healthy lifestyle.

    The program is dynamically presented by Julia Martin with the aid of a range of young people in the street and colourful graphics with special on screen support from Jedda the Wonderdog!

    Reviews
  • "Very relevant, excellent quality." - Mrs. Pauline Murray, Wanneroo Senior High, WA.

  • "Excellent" - Linda Millington, Monaro High School, NSW.

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    DVD / 2001 / (Upper Primary - Professional) / 16 minutes

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    BEST 10 1/4 TIPS FOR EATING HEALTHY - THE NEW FOOD PYRAMID

    Eat plenty of whole grains, fruit and vegetables, maintain a healthy weight, and drink plenty of water are some of the healthy eating tips covered in this fast-paced, practical video. Show students, in a creative, interactive and fun way, how to use the food pyramid as a guide to good food choices. Help them with the food selection skills for a healthy life style. What should you eat right before going to sleep at night? An expert on nutrition answers this question, and helps make sense of all the contradictory information. This video is an excellent resource for life skills, home economics, health, and other courses designed to help students make healthy choices.

    DVD / Approx. 15 minutes

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    DOLLARS & SENSE OF EATING RIGHT, THE

    Eating right doesn't have to cost a lot of money. For individuals and families on a tight budget, it is possible to stretch available food dollars while maintaining a healthful, well-balanced diet.

    The Dollars and Sense of Eating Right is a lively 15-minute program designed for limited resource audiences. The information included in the program shows clients how to save money by planning ahead, shopping smart at the supermarket and preparing nutritious meals at home. Cooking demonstrations and recipes are included.

    Money-saving tips presented in the program include:
    1. How to get fresh fruits and vegetables at lower prices.
    2. Portion sizes that make the most sense for meat.
    3. Using the "unit price" to find the best buy.
    4. How store brands compare to more expensive, national brands.
    5. Which snacks and juices are most nutritious.
    6. Whether buying food in bulk saves money.
    7. Which "convenience foods" are costly mistakes.
    The Dollars and $ense of Eating Right is written and hosted by award-winning TV health journalist, Liz Weiss, M.S., R.D.


    DVD / 15 minutes

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    HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET

    This DVD reviews the basics ofhealthy nutrition and gives tips on how one can feed a family a healthy diet and save money in the process. Tips for meal planning, shopping and cooking included.

    DVD (Region 1) / 20 minutes

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    HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET FOR SINGLES & COUPLES

    Singles don't like to cook for themselves and couples wonder how they can take advantage of savings that seemed geared to larger families. This video/DVD will help them shop for, prepare and enjoy healthy meals and still save money.

    DVD (Region 1) / 19 minutes

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    NUTRITION BASICS: THE ABCS OF EATING RIGHT

    Eating right used to be simple. But today, with thousands of food products to choose from in the grocery store and a blitz of new diet studies, it's no wonder your clients are a bit confused.

    Although most people knew the basics of nutrition at one time or another, for many, that sound advice has been forgotten. It's due time to get back to Nutrition Basics.

    This program tells your clients about the building blocks of good nutrition - water, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals. Then she puts everything back together again to create delicious and nutritious meals.

    Nutritious Basics takes the mystery out of eating with simple advice your clients can use to choose a well-balanced diet. Liz uses the Food Guide Pyramid to show viewers just how easy it is to eat a variety of healthful, flavorful foods.


    DVD / 21 minutes

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