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Health & Nutrition

All of us need food to grow and maintain good health. The food that we eat, our diet, provides nutrients when the food is digested by our body. The nutrients are absorbed in our digestive system and it nourishes every cell in our body. It helps our body to stay warm, build and repair tissues, protect from diseases and to recover faster when we fall sick. Nutrients are classified into 7 major types : carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, fiber and water.
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Understanding Food and Nutrition - part 1
Grade: 2 - 12
A lesson on nutrition that explains exactly what a nutrient is and goes over each category. It includes descriptions of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, amino acids and water. Understanding these different types of nutrients can help you feel better, have more energy, lose weight, and become healthier.

Understanding Food and Nutrition - part 2
Grade: 2 - 12

Health Benefits of Exercise
Grade: 2 - 12
The presentation explains the many benefits of a regular exercise program.

Nutrition and Digestion
Grade: 2 - 12
Learn about the human digestive system - from feeding methods to details of all the major parts within the human digestive system. It also explains how all of the major macromolecules are digested and absorbed by the body.

Science Behind Calories and Nutrition Facts Labels
Grade: 2 - 12
The video explains the science behind calories and nutrition facts labels. Find out the history behind calorie measurements, and how fat, protein and carbohydrate levels on nutrition facts labels are found today.

How to Read a Nutrition Label
Grade: 2 - 12
Nutrition labels give you important information about the fat, calories, and fiber in your food. Learning how to interpret percentage daily value numbers on labels, you can adjust your diet and portion sizes for better weight control and good health.

Food Labels and Portion Size
Grade: 2 - 12
A video clip explaining food labels and portion size.

Understanding the USDA Food Pyramid
Grade: 2 - 12
Food Pyramid lesson for kids. USDA Food Pyramid shows guidelines to good nutrition by recommending daily servings of certain food groups for different ages and activity levels. The recommended serving sizes and calorie intake are important to healthy diets and weight control.

Science of Obesity
Grade: 2 - 12
Learn about Obesity - What are the physical stresses of being overweight, and what steps can reverse it?

Childhood Obesity
Grade: 2 - 12
The video discusses childhood obesity, and why it's important to address it with urgency.

McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Fun Nutrition Facts
Grade: 2 - 12
Nutritional facts and comparisons - McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Juice vs. Orange Gatorade vs. Banana, Extra Value Meal vs. Apple Coke vs. Apple.

How Your Body Works - Colon Health & GI Problems
Grade: 2 - 12
A nutritionist talks about problems with colon health including IBS, constipation, bad gas, bowel movement problems, etc. She discusses what can go wrong in the gastrointestinal system, and how some of these problems can be fixed with clinical nutrition.

Role of Digestive Enzymes & Nutrition on Your Health
Grade: 2 - 12
A video on nutrition and role of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes facilitate the digestion, absorption, and transportation of nutrients. They also work to promote timely elimination of digestive waste products that are not of use to the body.

Top 10 Worst Foods
Grade: 2 - 12
The presentation counts down the ten worst foods you could eat. Chances are, you ate at least three of these today if you eat an average American diet. The video discusses some of the foods you should avoid.

Top 10 Worst Drinks
Grade: 2 - 12
The presentation counts down the ten worst drinks. Chances are, you drank at least three of these today if you eat an average American diet. The video discusses some of the foods you should avoid.

Why Do You Get a Fever?
Grade: 3 - 12
Falling sick is no fun, especially not if you have a fever. But fever maybe just what you need to get back on your feet.

If You Stopped Drinking Water, What Would Happen?
Grade: 3 - 12
Your body is made of about 65% water. Ever wonder what would happen to it if you stopped drinking water?

Why Does Our Body Age?
Grade: 5 - 12
Well, no one likes aging. So, why do we age? Find out what happens in our cells.

Does Being Cold Make You Fall Sick?
Grade: 3 - 12
Put on a jacket, or you'll catch a cold. Can being cold really give you a cold? Find out!

What's a Genetically Modified Food?
Grade: 5 - 12
Genetically modified food sounds 'new', but we've been eating them all along. Take a closer look at what it is and how it affects us.

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