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The First Two Years: What Lily Learned


Lily, a young mother, joins a support group of other new mothers. She learns many things from these women, including what she can expect from her daughter Janelle at various stages of development. She also learns that babies need a wide range of experiences to learn and grow. This program reviews the many major responsibilities of a mother during the first two years, including scheduling the child for regular check-ups, feeding and checking for signs of illness. Also, mothers are told that it is important to take quiet time for themselves and slow down.

AUDIENCE: Parents Health Clinics General Adult Child Care

FORMAT: 13 minute video

Food Allergies


Part of the American Dietetic Association’s Nutrition Now Series. A primer on food allergies, this book answers common questions, including how food allergies are diagnosed, how to manage food allergies, and how to avoid problem foods and make substitutions to ensure a balanced diet. A chapter for parents explains how to prevent or delay food allergies in children, while ensuring proper growth and development. Also includes a sample food diary, trail elimination menu plans and allergy-free recipes.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics High School/College Parents

FORMAT: 93 page book

Food Folklore: Tales and Truths About What We Eat


Part of the American Dietetic Association’s Nutrition Now Series. Legends, traditions and myths have followed foods for centuries, from the healing qualities of chicken soup to the belief that grapefruit burns calories. Organized by topic, this book helps to separate the facts from the tall tales. Common questions about food are answered and myths are dispelled. Interesting facts about food traditions and legends are sprinkled throughout. An easy-to-read guide for anyone interested in food and nutrition.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics High School/College

FORMAT: 94 page book

Food Safety for Seniors

An educational video from Texas Women’s University which demonstrates food safety basics for seniors. The video covers safe food handling at home, including buying, storing and preparing. Also includes safety tips for eating out.

AUDIENCE: Adult Day Care


The Food Guide Pyramid: Curriculum Unit for Nutrition Education Assistants


The Cooperative Extension Service at the University of California, Davis developed this curriculum for nutrition educators working in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). It contains basic information and teaching ideas so that you can help participants understand the message of the Food Guide Pyramid, realize the importance of this message to themselves and their families, and gain the skills to apply the message to their lives. Handouts in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

AUDIENCE: Cooperative Extension Health Clinics Food Service Personnel

FORMAT: Lesson plans/resources/reproducible handouts

Fruits and Vegetables: Lily Bets on Five a Day


Lily is faced with the challenge of providing her family with five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. As she visits the produce section, she focuses on choosing the best fruits and vegetables in season while offering important information to the viewer. She also offers tips on how to cook vegetables so that children will eat them, and shows easy ways to prepare fruit that is over- and under-ripe. This video addresses many of the most frequently given reasons for not buying fruits and vegetables and presents many ideas for delicious, nourishing meals supporting the Five a Day goal.

AUDIENCE: Parents Health Clinics General Adult

FORMAT: 12 minute video

Get With a Safe Food Attitude


This USDA video is about safe food handling for moms-to-be. Why a food safety video targeted to pregnant women? Any illness a pregnant woman contracts can affect her unborn child. This video is produced to appeal to a young diverse viewing audience. It follows four pregnant women (who make up the fictionalized rap group "The 2-B Moms") as they learn about food safety and preventing foodborne illness. This program entertains as it educates. The video is suitable for viewing in a waiting room or classroom or during one-on-one counseling sessions. Topics include shopping, food storage, food preparation, cooking, serving, handling leftovers/reheating and germs that can make you sick.

AUDIENCE: Parents Health Clinics High School/College

FORMAT: 40 minute video – 9 segments of 5 minutes or less

Health is Academic: A Guide to Coordinated School Health Programs


This book presents for education decision makers and the larger community to which they belong an approach for integrating health into the academic fabric of their institutions to benefit the well-being and learning of their students. With expert contributions from over 70 leading professional associations, this book covers the "eight components" designed to support students and help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to deal with the problems they face in and out of school. The text authoritatively discusses comprehensive school health education, physical education, school health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological and social services, healthy school environment, school-site health promotion for staff, and family/community involvement.

AUDIENCE: Health Professionals/Educators School Administrators

FORMAT: 346 page book

Healthy Eating for Healthy Weight


Part of the American Dietetic Association’s Nutrition Skills Series. Describes why quick-fix diet don’t work and outlines skills to master for breaking the diet cycle and making nutritionally sound weight management a long-term way of life.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics

FORMAT: 13 minute video and guidebook for instructional use

Healthy Eating for the Whole Family


Part of the American Dietetic Association’s Nutrition Skills Series. Offers detailed guidelines for providing healthy meals that meet the nutritional needs of each member of the family. Addresses children’s nutrition issues, including breakfast, snacks, sack lunches and dealing with picky eaters.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics Parents

FORMAT: 13 minute video and guidebook for instructional use

Healthy Eating on the Run


Part of the American Dietetic Association’s Nutrition Skills Series. Explains how to master the skills needed to eat well despite a hectic schedule. Includes creative suggestions for nutritious, balanced and appealing meals away from home, as well as time-saving tips for shopping and cooking.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics

FORMAT: 11 minute video and guidebook for instructional use

Lily Does Lunch: Nutrition at Noon


Lily, like many other women, feels tired after work. After evaluating her daily nutritional habits, she knows that eating a better lunch will boost her energy level throughout the day. This program stresses the importance of eating a nutritious lunch and discusses the common reasons workers often skip or skimp at lunch. Lily realizes that many women often do not take the time to plan, purchase and prepare a well-balanced lunch they’ll want to eat. She shares a few of her favorite sandwich recipes and creative tips that make "brown bagging it" convenient and enjoyable.

AUDIENCE: Health Clinics General Adult

FORMAT: 10 minute video

Lily Makes Soup and So Should You


Homemade soup – sounds great, but isn’t hard to make? Are the wonderful smells and tastes really worth it? Lily and Janelle work together to find out. They share information with viewers that proves that soup is easy and nutritious. Lily makes vegetable soup that will make viewers’ mouths water and motivate them to try it on their own. Tips include how to buy, what leftovers to use and how to prepare a hearty stock for a base.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics Child Care High School

FORMAT: 11 minute video

Lunchtime All Stars: Go for the Gold


The Georgia Department of Education developed this cafeteria-based nutrition education program that teaches about the relationship between eating and the benefits of physical activity. This program is also taken a step further. With a sports nutrition theme, Lunchtime All Stars is geared for school-aged children. If we teach kids now about the benefits of nutritious eating along with activity, it will be with them for a lifetime. The program focuses on carbohydrates – fruits, vegetables and grains, fluids and physical activity.

AUDIENCE: Food Service Personnel Elementary Middle School High School

FORMAT: Cafeteria manager’s guide/teachers’ guides/reproducible handouts

Merchandizing School Lunch: A Nutrition Approach

The Connecticut Nutrition Education and Training Program developed this kit for food service personnel working with grades one to four. It is a month-long promotional campaign designed to increase participation in the School Lunch Program and provide basic nutrition information.

AUDIENCE: Food Service Personnel

FORMAT: Teacher and parent letters/recipes/party ideas

Monthly Nutrition Companion: 31 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle


Create a personalized action plan for better health with this food and physical activity record book. This guide encourages users to evaluate current habits, set goals and make positive changes for a healthier lifestyle. Progress is monitored through weekly and monthly checkups. Also covers sources of nutrients, ways to determine a healthy weight and tips for resolving situations that trigger eating.

AUDIENCE: Nutritionists General Adult Health Clinics High School/College

FORMAT: 250 page book


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