Series: Nutrition and Dietetics
It doesn't take long to forge some great new habits like raising your food IQ. In this exciting programme, reality TV meets the new dietary guidelines as keen teen Lexi takes the four week challenge to change her life for the better. Working with registered dietitian Christina Meyer-Jax, Lexi accepts a new challenge each week including how to eat in a balanced way, move more, eat more good stuff, and eat less bad stuff. This is a fun and inspiring way to introduce good health practices into the lives of young people, and introduce them to the key concepts behind sensible diet and effective exercise. Show Less
With the aid of a group of passionate kids, stunning graphics, great music and solid research. This programme explores the relationship adolescents have with food.
Kids are consuming more energy drinks than ever before. To them they seem like just a harmless drink, but of course the truth is far more complex. Using interviews with teens and health experts, this excellent program describes the many physical effects that these dangerous concoctions can have; from dizziness and fainting to heart palpitations and anxiety, all the way through to insomnia and nausea. Especially alarming is the growing trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol, putting users at greater risk of alcohol poisoning. This programme arms kids with the facts, allowing them to make informed decisions about the drinks they choose to consume. Show Less
This programme examines the importance of developing healthy eating habits at a young age and the role the school canteen can play in encouraging students to eat nutritious food.
This programme follows anatypical family: a husband and wife and their teenage and pre-teenage children. We see who makes the decisions, why and with what effect, and we see how the family's thinking about nutrition is fairly deeply ingrained.
This program investigates the relationship between diet and disease, examining in detail the way foods both protect against and contribute to major modern diseases.
Take a walk down the aisle of any supermarket or chemist these days and you are bound to be confronted by shelves full of nutrient supplements, ranging from vitamin A to zinc. But are they worth the price you pay for them? This information-packed program takes a balanced look at the essential nutrients needed by the body, the type of person who is most likely to take dietary supplements, and what differences - both good and bad - they can make to our everyday life. This program is a fresh look at a modern multi-billion dollar industry, including the rules of product labeling, and the cunning marketing that leverages off well-known sporting celebrities. Show Less
This program introduces the different forms of bacteria that cause food poisoning, and clearly explains the conditions in which they become a threat to health.
Being physically active and eating from all the food groups is vital to balancing your energy. In this exceptional program, registered dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang discusses the nutrition basics of the energy equation, while personal trainer Dwayne Arthur Jones explains the importance of balancing the equation by using that energy. Discover the best food choices, short-term and long-term benefits of physical activity, tips to be active each day, how to overcome common excuses, and how to continue being active into adulthood. Also includes brief interviews with teens about how they stay healthy through physical activity, and teacher resource notes. Show Less
Fast food often gets a bad rap. High amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, and calories combined with a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables make most fast food outlets a poor nutritional choice. This informative program takes a fun, fresh approach to food, how to stay healthy and make some sensible choices when eating out without food being 'boring' and 'bland'. Join Rickey and Genevieve as they explore the world of fast food with fun and humour as they help viewers learn how to make the healthiest choices when eating on the go at fast food restaurants. Show Less
This lesson explores how the accelerated rate of cultural change continued to drive human innovation in ways that transformed daily life for everyone. It illustrates the most radical cultural shift in the history of humankind that occurred in the Neolithic period (or New Stone Age), detailing the domestication of plants and animals and the shift to setting up permanent residences. The video concentrates on the Mayan civilisation to explain the cultural changes that mark the differences between village life and urban settlements. Show Less
This programme considers a number of health and diet-related issues with particular reference to weight gain and the dangers of lack of exercise.
In this programme we look at the nutritional requirements for development during infancy. Part 2 of Nutrition Through the Lifespan series.
Five teens follow comedian Stevie Ray around the kitchen. They instruct him as he narrowly averts impending disasters while preparing them breakfast. Short vignettes on knife safety, burns, broken glass and ways to prevent and respond to kitchen safety issues are presented. The students are the experts demonstrating equipment usage and personal safety. Show Less
So much of our health and wellbeing comes down to how we treat our bodies every day. With the pace of life in our modern day society increasing all the time, it is often easy to overlook how our health might be suffering as a consequence. This interview based programme explores the key areas of modern lifestyles that potentially can take the most toll on our health and wellbeing, including diet, exercise, smoking and other drugs, as well as stress. This programme is an excellent resource for students at all levels as well as professional in health related industries. Show Less
The video introduces learners to the importance of weight and exercise in the management of diabetes. They will also learn about how medicines, blood glucose control, and HbA1c are used to treat diabetes.
Ever wonder what’s for dinner? Simplify your life by planning meals ahead of time. Follow comedian Stevie Ray as he explains the steps of meal planning while he prepares a simple chicken noodle soup from leftovers. Learn the basics of meal planning: • Steps of Meal Planning • Ingredients and coupons • Nutrition and presentation • Shopping plan • Meal serving styles Show Less
This short clip looks at the different ways that incretin therapies are used to aid the breakdown of sugars in people with diabetes.
Glitazones help increase the insulin sensitivity in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. This short clip explains when and how glitazones are used to treat diabetes.
Metformin is the most common medicine given to people with Type 2 Diabetes. The clip gives a brief overview of how metformin works, and who it is suitable for.
A short clip describing how insulin is used by cells for energy and what happens when it is not used correctly.
Why is being overweight becoming a growing concern? Bringing VEA's best seller Fries With That? up-to-date, More Fries With That? explores the issues behind the popularity of convenience food and the increasing concerns and links to weight and health problems; direct and indirect medical, social and economical. In addition, we investigate a number of lifestyle factors that are influencing people's diets including working or studying longer hours, the contribution of technological entertainment and forms of communication, and being out of the home over traditional meal times. We all have a choice in the lifestyle we choose to live, let's make the right one. Show Less
Nutrients are the substances in food that work to keep our bodies healthy and eating a variety of foods from the food groups will give your body the nutrients it needs maintain good health. Registered Dietician Melissa Halas-Liang and two students explore the functions, benefits and sources of the six types of nutrients, including fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water. Show Less
From Carrie's career as a sports nutritionist for professional athletic teams to Tony's career as a public health nutritionist and Barbara's life as a famous food entrepreneur, this Career Day programme presents engaging interviews that are sure to excite students. The viewer will learn about a variety of careers from a nutrition consultant, public relations specialist, registered dietician, food scientist, food stylist, and other food-related professionals. Show Less