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Portion Distortion: Seeing the Healthy Way to Eat

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Item Number:
18 min.
Closed Caption:
Human Relations Media
Grade Level:
3 - 6
This program teaches children how to choose the right food portions for their body type and metabolism.

Nationwide, children have become accustomed to eating "supersized." This is a major factor in the obesity epidemic affecting teens today. Kids are suffering from weight-related health problems--diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, and even heart disease.

The goal of this program is to teach children how to correctly measure food portions using everyday, easy-to-understand analogies. For example, a protein portion should be about the same size as the palm of your hand; a portion of baked potato is about the size of a computer mouse. Using video to visualize portions, the program teaches viewers the difference between supersized portions and nutritionally correct portions. Once children understand the right food portions for their body and metabolism, they can make healthy judgments about food portions at every meal, every day, for long-term health.

Portion Distortion also gives children practical tips on eating healthy portions, checking labels, ordering small or medium sizes at restaurants, taking home leftovers from restaurants, sharing meals with friends and starting with smaller amounts on dinner plates.

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