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Learning Seed Catalog and ISBN Numbers VHS DVD LS-1288-06-VHS ISBN 0-917159-51-9 LS-1288-06-DVD ISBN 0-917159-50-0 Our Guarantee Please contact us with any questions or concerns at: Learning Seed Suite 301, 641 W. Lake St Chicago, IL 60661 P 800. 634. 4941 F 800. 998. 0854 [email protected] com www. learningseed. com Closed Captioning This program is closed-captioned. Summary Each of us consumes about 50 tons of food in a lifetime. From this mammoth pile of goodies we obtain four basics of life – water, energy, protein, and a tiny bit of vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition Basics is about why we need to eat and choosing carefully. Key Points: • Water: Water is our most urgent nutritional need and probably the one least studied in nutrition education classes. Find out why the body uses so much water, discover how much water we need and how “water out” = “water in. ” Energy: Energy has to come from food. Everybody knows that, right? Answer these two questions. How many calories do you burn jogging for thirty minutes? How many calories do you eat in a six ounce bag of french fries?

The answer to both questions is the same – no calories. Zip, nada, zero. You can’t burn calories, and you can’t eat them either. OK, so it’s a trick question, but a trick designed to teach your students the basics of human energy use. Learn the difference between carbs and fats and find out why calories count and why most diets don’t work. Protein: You’ve seen sci-fi flicks where a cyborg is blasted by fire, hit by bombs, shredded by a ten ton masher, then regenerates the missing body parts? We do that every day!

You shed thirty to forty thousand skin cells every minute — more than your household pet. And you replace them all. Like the sci-fi cyborg, you grow new skin — over nine pounds each year. You constantly rebuild all your body parts. That’s protein at work. Vitamins and Minerals: We eat rocks. Well, okay, not literally, but the minerals in all the living bodies on Earth are recycled. The iron in the blood of your veins right now may have graced a cliff in Arizona eons ago. Discover why we need to “eat rocks” and what happens if we don’t get vitamins from food.

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