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Human Nutrition: Food Spectrum

37 minutes 24 seconds

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This program provides an overview of the different types of foods. It also gives guidance on healthy eating. Students learn the difference between refined grain and whole grain. They also discuss the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, how the body turns proteins into amino acids to build muscle and tissue, and the need to avoid processed foods. Part of the "Human Nutrition" series.

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Human Nutrition
Episode 1
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 4
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Episode 6
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Episode 8
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