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Nutrition


Nutrition



OBESITY, TYPE 2 DIABETES & CHOOSE MY PLATE

Overview of federal government's new food icons MyPlate (which replaced MyPyramid) geared toward people who are obese, "pre-diabetic," or diagnosed with diabetes. Also provides information about general nutrition, diabetes, losing weight, taming portion sizes, and the benefits of physical activity.

DVD (Region 1) / 2013 / 15 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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DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS

Easy-to-understand overview of the federal government's new dietary guidelines for a general audience. These guidelines are created to help people stay healthy, reduce their chances of disease, and help them maintain a healthy weight through better nutrition and exercise. Provides tips on ways people can implement guidelines in their daily lives.

DVD (Region 1) / 2012 / 14 minutes

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE & CHOOSE MY PLATE

Overview of federal government's new food icon, MyPlate (which replaced MyPyramid) geared toward persons in recovery. Provides overall nutritional guidelines, focusing on special challenges of those in recovery, including cravings. Special sections on nutritional myths, vitamins, and safe food handling.

DVD (Region 1) / 2012 / 17 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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SOUL FOOD FOR THE HEART

Yes, it is possible to modify the "soul food" diet to make it less harmful for cardiovascular health. This DVD reviews cardiovascular disease, and shows how the nutritional "bullets" of salt, bad fats, sugar and large portions contribute to it. This program suggests ways to reduce these risk factors and still allow one to enjoy "soul food".

DVD (Region 1) / 2009 / 20 minutes

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ALL ABOUT FAT

All the latest info. on trans fat, saturated fat and the different kinds of unsaturated fat. Explains why it's important to eat more foods containing omega 3 fatty acids and fewer with the omega 6's. Shows how to use the food label to make heart-healthy choices.

DVD (Region 1) / 2007 / 19 minutes

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CARDIOVASCULAR NUTRITION

Latest NCEP guidelines on how nutrition and exercise can optimize cardiovascular health. Shows how to use the food label help follow the guidelines. New factors, such as omega3 fatty acids, and trans fats discussed.

DVD (Region 1) / 2007 / 18 minutes

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CHILD OBESITY

A Guide for Parents. Includes childhood obesity risk factors; obesity definitions; possible lifestyle and family changes that ameliorate this problem; need for support and validation.

DVD (Region 1) / 2007 / 14 minutes

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SMART SUPERMARKET SHOPPING

New program shows how to use a shopping list, navigate the supermarket, and read the food label in support of following the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Gives a brief introduction to the MyPyramid graphic. Includes tips for food preparation and food safety.

DVD (Region 1) / 2006 / 19 minutes

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VERY LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIET, THE

Although this diet is higher in saturated fat than others, if people stick to it their blood lipids don? seem to head into the dangerous territory once feared, at least in the short term. Weight loss might be the answer. Healthier protein choices, such as fish and the white meat of chicken are emphasized.

DVD (Region 1) / 2006 / 20 minutes

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ALCOHOL & NUTRITION

The damaging effects of alcohol on the digestive system are described, as are the effects of alcohol on nutritional status. Discusses specific dangers for pregnant women and the elderly. Shows how to use the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MYPyramid to improve nutritional status during recovery.

DVD (Region 1) / 2005 / 20 minutes

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DYSPHAGIA DIET, THE

Many people have difficulty chewing and swallowing foods and fluids due to a variety of conditions including poorly fitting dentures, stroke, and muscular or neurological disorders. All four levels of National Dysphagia Diet are described, from regular food to a pureed diet. Includes suggestions on how to prepare and serve tasty, attractive and nutritious meals at all levels.

DVD (Region 1) / 2005 / 20 minutes

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EXPLORING THE NEW FOOD PYRAMID

At last! The new food pyramid, or rather, food pyramids, explained. Exploring MyPyramid takes the viewer on a tour of the pyramid, using a sample 2000 calorie/day diet. The key points of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines are incorporated, with lots of examples.

DVD (Region 1) / 2005 / 23 minutes

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PREVENTING BIRTH DEFECTS: A GUIDE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

Although many birth defects and disabilities cannot be prevented, some can. Importance stressed of getting good prenatal care, treating other medical conditions, avoiding drug and alcohol use, not smoking, eating a healthy diet and avoiding exposure to toxins, before as well as after conception. Includes information on the man's role.

DVD (Region 1) / 2005 / 20 minutes

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READING & UNDERSTANDING THE NEW FOOD LABEL

Use of a new food label, listing amount of trans fat will be required in 2006.This program will help consumers understand just what is meant by partially- hydrogenated or trans fat. It will help them use the label to make the healthiest choices when they shop for food. All terms defined. Portion sizes shown.

DVD (Region 1) / 2005 / 18 minutes

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WHAT'S NEW ABOUT VITAMINS & PHYTONUTRIENTS

Never have fruit and vegetables looked so good. This program explains what vitamins and phytonutrients do, why they are so important, and why itís better to get them from food than pills. Dangers of high-dose supplements explained.

DVD (Region 1) / 2005 / 20 minutes

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GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

No other food issue in the 21st century has aroused greater passion than the furor over genetically engineered food. Is it different from traditional hybrid techniques? Should it be labeled? Will it create super-bugs? These and other issues are discussed.

DVD (Region 1) / 2001 / 18 minutes

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SNACK FACTS

Entertaining format stresses need for good nutrition in healthy development; presentation focuses on vitamins, protein, minerals, carbohydrates; concept of empty calories explained as moderate intake of fat and sugar urged; variety is promoted.

DVD (Region 1) / 2001 / 15 minutes

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ALL ABOUT CALCIUM

Bone and teeth structure; muscle and nerve function; best sources of dietary calcium; role of supplements; special needs of children, adolescents, pregnant and nursing women; osteoporosis; most recent calcium recommendations.

DVD (Region 1) / 1999 / 12 minutes

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SPORTS & NUTRITION

Emphasizes importance of good nutrition for the athlete; stresses need for variety and moderation; importance of fluid intake stressed; suggests proper role for supplements; presents food pyramid guide as a guide to good food choices; explains key terms in the food label; discusses calorie guidelines.

DVD (Region 1) / 1999 / 24 minutes

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YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

This program provides general information about the organs of the digestive system, the digestive process, and the absorption of nutrients. Common digestive problems and coping strategies are also reviewed.

DVD (Region 1) / 1999 / 17 minutes

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CURRENT NUTRITION MYTHS

This program deals with some current myths: "natural" herbs cure disease; everyone needs vitamin pills and supplements; food allergies are responsible for most of our ailments; sugar makes children hyper; anyone who calls themselves a "nutritionist" is an expert. Entertaining as well as educational.

DVD (Region 1) / 1998 / 16 minutes

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PRE-NATAL NUTRITION

Provides practical information for healthy eating before and during pregnancy; discusses increased nutritional needs such as iron and folacin; coping with common problems such as nausea, constipation and edema.

DVD (Region 1) / 1997 / 14 minutes

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SEPARATING NUTRITION FACTS FROM FICTION

Nutrition advice and products are big business. Unfortunately, misinformation is widespread. Consumers need some basic knowledge tools to make sensible judgments. This program stresses the role of the real expert, the Registered Dietitian; how to spot phony credentials or initials; how to go behind headlines; questions to ask before accepting "breakthrough" announcements; internet nutrition information is not always accurate even if it's electronic; these and other tools that will empower consumers to make better decisions.

DVD (Region 1) / 1997 / 14 minutes

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VEGETARIAN DIET: FACTS & MYTHS

12 million vegetarians may be on to something such as lower rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity.

DVD (Region 1) / 1997 / 14 minutes

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7 MOST POPULAR NUTRITION MYTHS, THE

In this delightful program you will find some of the most common nutrition misconceptions such as "evil" vs. "good" foods, "natural" additives, etc.

DVD (Region 1) / 1996 / 16 minutes

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BREAK YOUR BEHAVIOR CHAINS

Patients are taught coping strategies for low-fat grocery shopping, slower eating, dealing with leftovers, designated eating places, impulse delay, and how to deal with emotional eating.

DVD (Region 1) / 1996 / 20 minutes

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CANCER & NUTRITION

Demonstrates and explains the need for calorie and protein-dense food, how to cope with appetite depression, side effects of treatment such as nausea and constipation; cautions against nutrition quackery.

DVD (Region 1) / 1996 / 15 minutes

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RENAL NUTRITION

Emphasizes crucial role of nutrition. Topics discussed include fluid balance, phosphorous, potassium, protein, phosphate binders and sodium. Guidelines for eating out are also included.

DVD (Region 1) / 1996 / 18 minutes

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TEACHING KIDS GOOD NUTRITION

Lively, multi-cultural title featuring children discovering healthy snacks, the importance of breakfast, easy-to-make nutritious sandwiches, and benefits of good nutrition.

DVD (Region 1) / 1996 / 14 minutes

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