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Dangers of Sugar and Salt

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Catalogue Number:  600624
Producer:  Human Relations Media
Subject:  Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2013
Running Time:  20:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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This entertaining and informative program gets teens to think about how much sugar and salt they are eating, why too much sugar and salt can be harmful, and how to reduce  their consumption of sugar and salt. The health dangers of sugar are presented with particular emphasis on sugary soft drinks. Too much sugar puts teens at risk for weight gain, obesity, diabetes, cancers and tooth decay. The average teen consumes a whopping 3,500 mg of salt every day, increasing the risks for high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. Viewers learn how to decode nutritional labels, so they understand the many different names for sugar and for salt, and be able to identify hidden sugar and salt that lurk in packaged and processed foods.

Includes Resource Guide.

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