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Video: Low Calorie Sweeteners - Discover the Truth

Video: Low Calorie Sweeteners - Discover the Truth

There is a lot of confusion about low calorie sweeteners (such as aspartame, saccharin or stevia) and about what products they are found in. Low calories sweeteners are ingredients that are added to foods and drinks to add a sweet taste, but with far fewer calories than sugar. They are used in a wide variety of foods and drinks like soft drinks, chewing gums, yogurts and puddings. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the institution that is responsible for testing the safety of all additives, published a review on the safety of the low calorie sweetener aspartame. Following an in-depth evaluation of all available scientific evidence, EFSA’s draft opinion once again confirmed the safety of aspartame by concluding it is safe for all human population groups at current consumption (ADI) levels. For more detailed information watch the video and visit http://www.nutrition.org.uk/
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Video: Looking after food

Video: Looking after food

This 20 minute video explores how food is looked after to prevent it rotting or making us unwell. It contains information about what causes food to decay (enzymes/microbes) and how to keep food safe to eat (cleanliness, refrigeration, freezing, heating, canning, pickling). The video contains fascinating footage of the decaying process of fruit, cheese and bread, and other interesting footage of fruit ripening (strawberries, tomatoes) and mushrooms growing and decaying. A sizable portion of the video is dedicated to following the processing of fish - from sea to plate. The video highlights the stages carried out to ensure the fish is safe to eat, e.g. freezing, heating, packaging. This video was produced in 1993 so some of the visuals are dated, however the messages and footage still make this a valuable teaching tool. Suggested audience - upper primary and lower secondary
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Video: Introduction to the basics of food

Video: Introduction to the basics of food

This 23 minute video explores the basics about food, including: why we need food, where food originates (plants or animals), how food is made (raw ingredients to end products), what processing means (aside from being made in a factory), places where we eat (restaurants), foods and dishes made from different countries and how they are eaten (chop sticks, hands). The video includes a lot of interesting food related footage, including: different plants and animals, supermarkets and markets, raw ingredients (wheat), cooking, bread being produced in a factory. Throughout the video, primary aged children offer their thoughts and explanations on the topics covered, e.g. where food comes from, how it has been processed. Although produced in 1991 and some information and visuals are dated, this video would be a great opening for a food related topic in a primary school. Suggested audience - primary
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Early life risk factors for obesity.

Early life risk factors for obesity.

Further to our conference ‘New perspectives on first foods, complementary feeding and obesity’, Professor Pinki Sahota (Leeds Beckett University) and Professor Marion Hetherington (University of Leeds) discuss early life risk factors for obesity.
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Video: Drink Up!

Video: Drink Up!

This eSeminar recording was presented to students aged 8-14 years of age and focused on the topic of healthy hydration.
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Video: Diet through life

Video: Diet through life

The main purpose of this video is to encourage students to consider how their bodies change as they grow and how patterns of life to create different energy and nutrient needs. If offers starting points for investigation and discussion of dietary balance. The video introduces the concept of Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) and emphasises that nutritional requirements vary during lifetime. This video was produced in 1995 and some elements are dated. However, the video is a useful tool to stimulate students to consider the importances of diet through the stages of life.
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Video: Diet and health of minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

Video: Diet and health of minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

This video podcast provides an overview of the diet and health of three major ethnic minority groups in the United Kingdom - South Asians, Black African-Caribbeans and the Chinese. The information presented in the podcast has been based on the Briefing Paper: Diet of minority ethnic groups in the UK: influence on chronic disease and implications for prevention. To obtain a copy of the Briefing Paper, go to: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2011.01889.x/abstract For more information visit: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk www.nutrition.org.uk
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Video: Be active!

Video: Be active!

Bridget Benelam, Senior Nutrition Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation explains the importance of being active. The presentation is suitable for students aged 8-14 years of age.
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Baby-led weaning

Baby-led weaning

Further to our conference ‘New perspectives on first foods, complementary feeding and obesity’, Dr Michelle Lee discusses baby-led weaning.
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