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 #35368 Food Labels: Misleading Due to Misreading
 #24694 An Introduction to Food Science(+$38)
 #25457 Foods from Other Lands(+$38)
 #25800 Low-Fat Cooking(+$43)
 #26143 Read the Food Label(+$43)
 #11827 Healthy Habits = Healthy Children(+$55)
 #14609 Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Combination(+$55)
 #29039 Inside the Pill: The Startling Facts about Dietary Supplements(+$55)
 #30704 Breakfast: Most Important Meal of the Day(+$55)
 #32741 Let's Do Lunch(+$55)
 #34862 Nutrition for Infants and Children(+$55)
 #35739 Food for Special Needs(+$55)
 #35821 What's for Dinner?(+$55)
 #35822 Snack Attack!(+$55)
 #11076 Exploring Vegetarianism: A Healthy Alternative(+$60)
 #8198 What's Eating You? A Guide to Sensible Dieting(+$65)
 #32132 All About Meat(+$65)
 #32134 Nutrients: Their Interactions(+$65)
 #11053 The Exercise and Nutrition Connection(+$70)
 #5591 Food and Nutrition(+$75)
 #5612 Wine and Health(+$75)
 #5618 Sugar, Salt, and Health(+$75)
 #5620 Eating Healthy(+$75)
 #11545 Nutrition for Active Fitness(+$75)
 #25452 Food Science Technology(+$75)
 #30908 The ABCs of Vitamins(+$75)
 #32133 Diet and Disease in Modern Society(+$75)
 #32658 Food Fight: Childhood Obesity and the Food Industry(+$75)
 #33071 Fat Like Me: How to Win the Weight War(+$75)
 #34591 Junk Food Wars(+$75)
 #34982 The New Food Pyramid(+$75)
 #37382 Health News and Interviews: Nutrition and Obesity Video Clips(+$75)
 #37438 Yummy in My Tummy: Healthy Eating Habits for Babies(+$75)
 #11495 Eating for Optimal Health(+$115)
 #29876 An Organic Food Primer(+$115)
 #33018 Childhood Obesity: Reversing the Trend(+$115)
 #36520 Managing Cholesterol(+$115)
 #3130 Cholesterol Explained(+$135)
 #11494 Nutrition: Eating for Life(+$244.95)
 #36267 Eating Right, Day and Night(+$264.85)
 #36313 Librarian Special-Nutrition(+$489.7)

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#35368 Nutrition & Health - Food Labels: Misleading Due to Misreading (Run time 5 min.) DVD $14.95

Does anyone really eat a sliver of a muffin or a fraction of a pickle? In this brief ABC News segment, John Stossel blasts counterintuitive food labels that calculate fat, carbs, sodium, and other essential nutritional information based on a serving size that is unrealistically smaller than the unit size. A surefire discussion-starter for any course involving nutrition. (5 minutes)

#24694 Nutrition & Health - An Introduction to Food Science (Run time 14 min.) DVD $52.95

Examines the scientific principles involved in food-its production, storage, and use. Shows how the scientific methods are used to research and experiment with food. Includes a discussion of the six main nutrients and food sources of each. Chemical and physical changes in food during cooking are also covered. (13 min.) A Meridian Production.

#25457 Nutrition & Health - Foods from Other Lands (Run time 15 min.) DVD $52.95

Familiar and unfamiliar dishes are prepared with occasional historical anecdotes. Visits with international families also offer unique menus. (14 min.) A Meridian Production.

#25800 Nutrition & Health - Low-Fat Cooking (Run time 15 min.) DVD $57.95

Current nutritional and dietary requirements recommend limiting fat content in a healthy diet. Guidelines from the USDA and food labeling regulations make it easier for consumers to make healthy choices. This informative program not only discusses low-fat cooking but also gives examples of cooking techniques as well as several delicious recipes. (12 min.) A Meridian Production.

#26143 Nutrition & Health - Read the Food Label (Run time 16 min.) DVD $57.95

Examines the labeling requirements imposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which make nutrition information universal in the marketplace-almost every food carries it. In addition, the regulations ensure that all nutrition information is up-to-date with the dietary needs of Americans. (15 min.) A Meridian Production.

#11827 Nutrition & Health - Healthy Habits = Healthy Children (Run time 15 min.) DVD $69.95

Keeping toddlers and young children in tip-top health requires nutritious foods, adequate sleep, and exercise. This video reviews the nutritional requirements for children, appropriate serving sizes, and the importance of variety, balance, and moderation in their diet. Along with healthy eating habits, we look at exercise and wellness patterns to teach to young children who can benefit from them as they grow into adulthood. Everyone who interacts with children will want to help them combat the twofold menace of inactivity and obesity. A Meridian Production. (15 minutes)

#14609 Nutrition & Health - Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Combination (Run time 17 min.) DVD $69.95

Proper nutrition plays a major role when we strive to reach our physical potential, and nutrition makes an important contribution to our well-being and ability to perform. Basal metabolism and physical activity determine the amount of food we should eat. This video shows how to eat right while in training, before competitions, and during the event. It reveals which of us should use carbohydrate loading and explains the safe way to gain or lose weight. There is emphasis on drinking the right amount of fluids, including which sport drinks are safe to use. Also included are the use of supplements such as salt tablets, electrolyte replacements, and vitamin and mineral supplements. For most of us, good nutrition is a key to winning.A Cambridge Educational Production. One 18-minute video.

#29039 Nutrition & Health - Inside the Pill: The Startling Facts about Dietary Supplements (Run time 14 min.) DVD $69.95

In this program, ABC News correspondent Arnold Diaz reports on the potential dangers of dietary supplements. Pharmacologist and radio host Joe Graedon; Tod Cooperman, president of; and David Seckman, executive director of the National Nutritional Foods Association, speak out about misleading labeling, the need for governmental regulation, and the popular misperception among consumers that supplements such as chondroitin, SAM-e, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, and St. John's wort are harmless. The bottom line? Herbals have medicinal qualities, so safe use requires that dosage levels and possible interactions with pharmaceuticals be strictly taken into account. (14 minutes)

#30704 Nutrition & Health - Breakfast: Most Important Meal of the Day (Run time 21 min.) DVD $69.95

Greater physical stamina, better concentration at school or work, a more efficient metabolism-the evidence is overwhelming that a healthy breakfast is the key to a productive day. Yet it's the meal most likely to be skipped by children, teenagers, and adults alike. This video brings home the importance of the day's first meal by exploring the numerous mental and physical benefits of a nutritious breakfast. Viewers will understand the relationship between eating and metabolism, specifically between breakfast and blood-sugar levels. The kinds of foods that best fuel the body in the morning are also listed. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the National Health Education Standards and the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A Meridian Production. (21 minutes)

#32741 Nutrition & Health - Let's Do Lunch (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95

"Who has time?" "I don't need the calories." "A double bacon cheeseburger, that's a good lunch!" Sound familiar? Grab your students' attention with Let's Do Lunch and show them why that second meal of the day is vital to their health and academic performance. Covers childhood obesity and related conditions, the basics of balanced nutrition, good and bad cholesterol and different types of fat, and how to start making healthier food choices. Dieticians and an athletic trainer add their stamp of authority, while savvy teens offer quick, easy, healthy, and delicious lunch and snack ideas. Break the fast food, junk food, no food habit! A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the National Health Education Standards and the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A Meridian Production. (25 minutes)

#34862 Nutrition & Health - Nutrition for Infants and Children (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95

The saying "You are what you eat" is oh-so-true-especially for little ones. This video explains the importance of good nutrition for newborns, infants, and toddlers and examines its beneficial effects on their growth and development. Filled with how-to and when-to advice, the video also discusses the relative merits of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, potential food allergies, the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity even at a young age, and special dietary preferences like vegetarianism. Perfect for new parents and parents-to-be, caregivers, and anyone who wants to learn more about feeding children from day one through age five! A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, National Educational Technology Standards, and Standards for the English Language Arts. A Meridian Production. (26 minutes)

#35739 Nutrition & Health - Food for Special Needs (Run time 29 min.) DVD $69.95

In the hospitality industry, you really do have to please everyone. Chefs, caterers, and dining hall managers must accommodate dietary limits whenever possible. This video examines special food needs that restaurant customers and banquet attendees sometimes have. It identifies three major reasons for meal restrictions-allergies and intolerances, diseases and disorders, and cultural and religious beliefs-and explores several examples in each category: allergies to peanuts, seafood, and milk...diabetes, hypertension, bowel cancer, and cardiovascular disease and their links to high levels of sugar, fat, and salt...and the dietary observances of the Jewish and Islamic faiths. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (29 minutes)

#35821 Nutrition & Health - What's for Dinner? (Run time 21 min.) DVD $69.95

Dinner used to be a time to sit down to a wholesome, home-cooked meal-a rarity today! This video shows how a nutritious dinner can improve physical and mental performance and help control weight. After pointing out some alarming health trends, the program shows why it's important to not skip meals, and explains how to increase consumption of high-fiber, high-protein, low-fat, low-cholesterol foods through a range of strategies-including better communication with adults, smart snacking, nutrition-label awareness, and helpful guidelines found at Tips on ways to squeeze a nutritious dinner into a super-busy lifestyle are also featured. A viewable/printable instrucctor's guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Meridian Production. Recommended for middle and high school. (21 minutes)

#35822 Nutrition & Health - Snack Attack! (Run time 22 min.) DVD $69.95

We're surrounded by processed snack foods-and they taste so good! It's a shame they're just not good for us. Filmed at a high school that has implemented a healthy food vending program, this video explains why "junk food" is fittingly named and shows students how to balance their diets with nutritious snack alternatives. Information on obesity and other serious health problems is presented, with thorough coverage of the evils of trans fats and bad cholesterol. Viewers will also learn about the building blocks of healthy nutrition, how to make sense of food labels, and how "mypyramid" can be used to plan a healthy snack counterattack. Onscreen quizzes keep the experience interactive. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Meridian Production. Recommended for middle and high school. (22 minutes)

#11076 Nutrition & Health - Exploring Vegetarianism: A Healthy Alternative (Run time 19 min.) DVD $74.95

Am I a vegetarian if I don't eat meat but I do eat fish? Can I still have milk and be a vegetarian? What about eggs? These are just some of the questions answered in this comprehensive video about a popular but often misunderstood subject. Terms like vegan, ovo-lacto vegetarian, and ovo vegetarian are clearly defined. Vegetarians offer firsthand information on which foods provide all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements to keep our bodies healthy. And we take a look at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and maybe a few snacks, from a vegetarian perspective. Sample menus are provided at the end of the program and in the viewer's guide. What a great way to educate your students on a healthy, alternative lifestyle. A Meridian Production.One 19-minute video.

#8198 Nutrition & Health - What's Eating You? A Guide to Sensible Dieting (Run time 37 min.) DVD $79.95

This program examines how historical and cultural perspectives of attractiveness have changed over the years and takes an in-depth look at how the body works and what it needs to make it function most efficiently. It covers what approaches to losing weight really work and which ones don't! The program also discusses the dangers of overeating and fasting and examines how nutritional requirements differ between teenagers and adults. Teens are shown that a healthy diet, exercise, and a positive self-image are the keys to looking and feeling great! Note: References to the old Food Guide Pyramid have been replaced with the 2005 MyPyramid nutrition guidelines. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 37-minute video. (c) 1992.

#32132 Nutrition & Health - All About Meat (Run time 18 min.) DVD $79.95

Strong consumer demand for leaner-bred livestock and cuts that are smaller and less fatty has transformed the meat industry. Tasty meals featuring beef, lamb, and pork once again are staples all across America, and this video explains why in six well-illustrated segments. How Much Meat Do We Eat? offers a statistical overview of meat consumption. Nutritional Value of Meat addresses protein, vitamins and minerals, good and bad fats, cholesterol, and portion sizes. Meat Quality takes a look at the appearance, texture, and color of raw meat. Adding Value surveys bonus items being bundled with raw meat, from marinades, sauces, and spices to breadings and pastry shells. Handling Meat Safely considers hygiene issues. And Cuts shows how butchers are developing new cuts to match the recipes popular with today's health-conscious, on-the-go consumer. Delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare, meat is back on the menu! A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences-Nutrition and Food. A Meridian Production. (18 minutes)

#32134 Nutrition & Health - Nutrients: Their Interactions (Run time 21 min.) DVD $79.95

If taste were a reliable guide to a nutritious diet, candy and soda would be two food groups vital to good health-but it's not. That's why this video takes a scientific look at dietary nutrients, explaining what they are, why the body needs them, and how they work with each other to produce energy, stimulate growth, repair and maintain hard and soft tissues, and regulate bodily processes. Metabolism, energy yield from different food types, the composition and role of blood, key vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, and recommended daily allowances are only a few of the topics covered in this detailed overview of the biochemistry of nutrition. The impact of nutritional deficiencies on short- and long-term health is also discussed. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Science Education Standards and National Health Education Standards. A Meridian Production. (21 minutes)

#11053 Nutrition & Health - The Exercise and Nutrition Connection (Run time 27 min.) DVD $84.95

How nutrition and exercise affect a person is determined by many factors. Societal pressures to conform to an ideal body image can lead to dangerous eating disorders and other physical and emotional problems. Having the facts about nutrition and exercise can help prevent problems and assure a healthy approach to diet and fitness. This informative program examines how metabolism and body type can influence the results of an exercise and nutrition regimen. Experts offer tips for healthy nutrition along with basic exercise and fitness goals that work best to provide good physical and emotional health. A Meridian Production. (27 minutes)

#5591 Nutrition & Health - Food and Nutrition (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

Humans used to get their food directly from natural sources. Today, however, a great deal of what we eat is not only processed, it is manufactured. Many complex steps lie between what grows and what reaches the table. This program tells us about cheese-making and shows new ways of preserving food, extending its freshness. It also discusses the effects of cholesterol on health. (23 minutes)

#5612 Nutrition & Health - Wine and Health (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

This program focuses on the making of wine, its chemical composition, and its effects on health. It explains the relationships between the process of making wine, the culture of the grapevine, and the taste of wine; illustrates the different steps in the making of champagne, from the vineyards of the French province of Champagne to the underground caves dug in chalk where it is aged; and shows the physiological effects of alcohol on the human body. (23 minutes)

#5618 Nutrition & Health - Sugar, Salt, and Health (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

Humans need sugar and salt in order to live, but too much can be deadly. This program shows where table sugar and salt come from and how they are used. It also explains why some quantities of both are necessary but excessive amounts are dangerous. (23 minutes)

#5620 Nutrition & Health - Eating Healthy (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

This program describes how the combination of the five food groups provides the human body with those elements essential for its proper functioning, how vitamins contribute to the growth and health of the human body, and why vitamins must be ingested. Finally, the program stresses the importance of good nutrition in maintaining good health and the energy levels necessary to successful living. (23 minutes)

#11545 Nutrition & Health - Nutrition for Active Fitness (Run time 17 min.) DVD $89.95

Fad diets and "miracle" products are not the keys to attaining long-term physical health. This program uses the success stories of people who have made fitness a lifelong goal to illustrate the benefits of living a healthful life that includes smart food choices and regular exercise. By eating well and staying active, students can attain optimum performance both athletically and academically. A Meridian Production. (17 minutes)

#25452 Nutrition & Health - Food Science Technology (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

This video takes a step beyond An Introduction to Food Science. Topics include microorganisms, methods of food preservation including irradiation and freeze drying, functions of nutrients, emulsions, mixtures, additives, toxicology, and other chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments demonstrate mold growth, food spoilage, and the role of acids and bases in food production. Career opportunities are also discussed. Use this video to provide a more in-depth look at food science in your foods and nutrition courses. (23 min.) A Meridian Production.

#30908 Nutrition & Health - The ABCs of Vitamins (Run time 24 min.) DVD $89.95

Despite both an abundance of food and detailed nutritional labels, we as Americans are still unsure if we're getting the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals in our diets-so unsure that we spend around three billion dollars annually on supplements. But what is it exactly that vitamins and minerals do in the body? And are we already getting enough nutrients from what we eat or should we use supplements? This program offers a balanced overview of vitamins and minerals-what they are, why they are so important, and who really needs to take supplements. Experts discuss what happens when there is a deficiency of one of these nutrients, as well as the dangers of mega-dosing. Lively pop-up graphics support each topic by providing interesting, often surprising facts. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (24 minutes)

#32133 Nutrition & Health - Diet and Disease in Modern Society (Run time 36 min.) DVD $89.95

What's so bad about saturated fat, and what makes fiber so good? In a society where convenience foods rule and obesity is a national epidemic, it's time to find out. This video investigates the relationship between diet and a number of frequently interrelated diseases and conditions, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Topics include high- and low-density lipoproteins; saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats; soluble and insoluble fiber; electrolyte minerals; antioxidants and free radicals; the effects of smoking and alcohol consumption; Disability-Adjusted Life Years; and the Body Mass Index. "You are what you eat!" isn't a cliche; it's a fact of life-and of good health. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Science Education Standards and National Health Education Standards. A Meridian Production. (36 minutes)

#32658 Nutrition & Health - Food Fight: Childhood Obesity and the Food Industry (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

It sounds laughable to blame food manufacturers and fast food restaurants for children being unhealthily overweight. But Big Tobacco thought health-related lawsuits were a joke too-until they finally lost. In this ABC News program, correspondent John Donvan examines the food industry's marketing strategies to see if and to what extent they are responsible for America's epidemic of childhood obesity. Industry initiatives to make and offer healthier foods are also presented. Afterward, anchor Chris Bury speaks with Kelly Brownell, director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, and Gene Grabowski, of the Grocery Manufacturers of America. (23 minutes)

#33071 Nutrition & Health - Fat Like Me: How to Win the Weight War (Run time 40 min.) DVD $89.95

In this ABC News special-produced in conjunction with Rodale Inc., publisher of Prevention and Men's Health magazines-nutritionists, psychologists, pediatricians, and other experts explore the causes of obesity, the physical and emotional damage it can do, and how parents and schools can team up to help kids improve their health. Also included is hidden-camera footage of a daring social experiment in which a slim teen, professionally made up to look obese, goes to school and experiences firsthand the abuse so often aimed at people who are overweight. A post-experiment discussion underscores the stigmatizing effect of intolerance while emphasizing the need for greater compassion. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the National Health Education Standards from the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards and Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. (40 minutes)

#34591 Nutrition & Health - Junk Food Wars (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95

Healthy eating is a challenge-sometimes, it's even a battle. With vending machines, convenience stores, and fast food restaurants almost everywhere, nutritional value can go down in defeat. This high-energy video shows how to defend against the dangers of junk food. Straightforward discussions and dramatizations arm students with a wealth of information on the updated 2005 food pyramid, the different kinds of fats and sugars, how to read ingredients labels, and how to control what foods are available. Commentary from nutrition and food policy experts provides backup, with insights into junk food packaging and advertising tactics. Stop losing battles! Join the Junk Food Wars. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Health Education Standards. A Cambridge Educational Production. (30 minutes)

#34982 Nutrition & Health - The New Food Pyramid (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95

When it comes to nutrition today, one size doesn't fit all. That's why the USDA created MyPyramid, a food guidance system that emphasizes a more individualized approach to improving diet and overall physical fitness. After watching this video, your students will have a clear understanding of the food pyramid's history, the six themes incorporated into the MyPyramid system, the main components of MyPyramid, and how people like themselves can make this updated food pyramid a part of their life. Solid information delivered by nutrition experts from Princeton University and elsewhere and supported by onscreen diagrams, lists, and fun facts make The New Food Pyramid an indispensable part of any health-related video collection. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Health Education Standards for Achieving Health Literacy. A Meridian Production. Recommended for grades 7-12. (22 minutes)

#37382 Nutrition & Health - Health News and Interviews: Nutrition and Obesity Video Clips (Run time min.) DVD $89.95

This collection of 16 video clips takes a close look at nutrition and obesity. Topics range from the benefits of organic farming, to similarities between hunger and drug cravings, to links between vegetables and healthy vision, nutrients and memory, genes and body fat storage, and race and hereditary conditions. Video clips include... Nutrition • Purely Organic • Food Cravings • Nonfattening Sweeteners • Food for Your Eyes • Vitamin A and Learning • Addicted to Food Obesity • No Anti-fat Bullet • Infectious Obesity • Obesity and the Brain • Obesity and Neurology • Your Brain on Food • Ancestry and Obesity • Couch Potatoes • Fat Food Fables • Big Belly Genes • Gene Therapy and Obesity (24 minutes)

#37438 Nutrition & Health - Yummy in My Tummy: Healthy Eating Habits for Babies (Run time 49 min.) DVD $89.95

Help new parents set in motion a lifetime of healthy eating habits-starting with their baby's first bite! This program identifies the best diet choices for growing babies and the best ways to get them started on solid food. Nutrition and medical experts give detailed advice on more than 80 topics, including allergies, vitamins, hunger cues, food dislikes, and preventing obesity. Menu-planning pointers, taste-tested homemade recipes, and step-by-step cooking, pureeing, and freezing demonstrations start parents and babies on the right track to smart eating. Yummy in My Tummy serves up state-of-the-art meal preparation methods-garnished with sage advice and a side order of handy tips! (49 minutes)

#11495 Nutrition & Health - Eating for Optimal Health (Run time 30 min.) DVD $129.95

Eating for optimal health can be a formidable task-especially during the teens and twenties, when metabolic changes, new social situations, and more challenging responsibilities can turn life upside down. In this program, young adults discuss the diverse elements that go into making healthy food choices. Topics include the components of a balanced diet, how to interpret food labels, and how to recognize and overcome barriers to healthy eating. (30 minutes)

#29876 Nutrition & Health - An Organic Food Primer (Run time 24 min.) DVD $129.95

More and more consumers are turning to organics as fears escalate about genetically modified foods, chemical pesticides, and the antibiotics fed to animals. In this program, farmers and an inspector explain how organic crops and livestock are raised-and why produce, dairy and meat products, and processed foods certified as organic cost so much more than their non-organic counterparts. In addition, the controversial Dennis Avery and organic agriculture advocate Rod McCrae give their different points of view on whether organic foods are really safer to eat and less damaging to the environment than conventionally farmed crops. (24 minutes)

#33018 Nutrition & Health - Childhood Obesity: Reversing the Trend (Run time 29 min.) DVD $129.95

This program from The Doctor Is In presents two hospital-based programs that are helping children lose weight and keep the pounds off by setting realistic goals based on good health, not appearance. Patients talk about what it is like, from a child's point of view, to be overweight and how they have succeeded in adhering to a program of portion control and exercise to create a healthier lifestyle. Commentary by Harvard Medical School's Dr. David Ludwig; Dr. Sonia Caprio, of Yale-New Haven Hospital; and Mary Savoye-Desanti, RD, CDN, CDE, is featured. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production. (29 minutes)

#36520 Nutrition & Health - Managing Cholesterol (Run time 28 min.) DVD $129.95

If cholesterol levels are a measure of how long a person will live, why don't more people make an effort to lower them? This program illustrates how LDL and HDL cholesterol affect the heart and circulatory system-and how untreated LDL levels can kill without warning. It also features revealing case studies of three patients-a middle-aged man working to reduce his LDL levels through diet and exercise; a woman who suffered a heart attack during pregnancy, also eating better now; and an elderly man with excellent cholesterol levels, thanks in part to the Mediterranean diet. Dr. Roger Blumenthal of Johns Hopkins Hospital and nutritionist Lisa Bookstein offer expert commentary. (28 minutes)

#3130 Nutrition & Health - Cholesterol Explained (Run time 19 min.) DVD $149.95

This program begins with an introduction of the Framingham study of heart disease factors: it lists the factors, explains which factors have been studied, and describes the differences between those in the study who have and those who have not had heart attacks. It explains how cholesterol is made and used within the body, and explains the difference between HDL and LDL. The program goes on to examine the broader problem of the buildup of fatty deposits in the body and shows the effects of deposit buildup in various body parts and the effects of the resultant blockages, from blindness and heart attack to stroke and peripheral artery disease. Prevention is put forward as the best policy: quit smoking, cut fat intake, and exercise regularly. (19 minutes)

#11494 Nutrition & Health - Nutrition: Eating for Life (Run time min.) DVD $259.9

Good nutrition is a lifelong balancing act that must take into account a person's age, gender, lifestyle, known medical conditions, and any number of other factors. This accessible two-part series simplifies a complex subject while providing solid information on the physical and mental aspects of eating for overall health. 2-part series, 29-30 minutes each.

#36267 Nutrition & Health - Eating Right, Day and Night (Run time min.) DVD $279.8

Whether your students realize it or not, consistently good nutrition can improve...well, basically everything. Use this outstanding four-part series to show them how eating healthy can help them get to where they want to go in life-and feel great getting there. Viewable/printable instructor's guides are available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Meridian Production. Recommended for middle school and high school. 4-part series, 21-25 minutes each.

#36313 Nutrition & Health - Librarian Special-Nutrition (Run time min.) DVD $504.65

Help students turn their good dietary intentions into healthy action! Inform and inspire them with these 12 nutrition-oriented videos and posters. Products include: • Eating Right, Day and Night (Breakfast: Most Important Meal of the Day; Let's Do Lunch; Snack Attack!; What's for Dinner?) • Junk Food Wars • Diet and Disease in Modern Society • Savor the Spectrum! Poster Set ("9 A Day" Every Day-An Overview; Blue/Purple Fruits and Vegetables; Green Fruits and Vegetables; White Fruits and Vegetables; Yellow/Orange Fruits and Vegetables; Red Fruits and Vegetables) Six full-length videos and six posters. (c) 2006.

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