Making Healthy Choices: Fighting Teen Obesity
Catalogue Number: 600595
Producer: Human Relations Media
Subject: Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 20:00
Closed Captions: Yes
An astounding one in three adults and one in six children in the United States are categorized as obese. It's clear that America has an obesity problem. Worse yet, it is forecast by many scientists that this epidemic will become much worse in coming years. This fact-filled video clearly explains the effects and consequences of this crippling epidemic. The health hazards that accompany this lifestyle disease are exposed and explained in detail. These include such life-altering conditions as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The video and print curriculum combine to show viewers that they can take control and avoid obesity now and throughout their lives. The program motivates students to develop healthy food consumption habits and to engage in a life-long program of regular exercise.
Includes Resource Guide.
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