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Health and Nutrition Videos

Be Alert Bert
(1997) 26 minutes 

The hive is definitely alive, in this funny and fast-paced episode dealing with stranger safety. As Bert and Clare finish their morning Beezercise, they must figure out what to do when a stranger calls at the hive.

Boy Stuff
(1992) 17 minutes 

Engaging commentary and advice illustrate the importance of good hygiene and assures boys that the changes they are experiencing are perfectly normal. Presented with segments of amusing animation, the program covers fungus of the foot and genital areas; odor of the body and clothes; cleanliness of hands, nails, hair, and penis; head lice; and spontaneous erections.

Common Childhood Illnesses
45 minutes 

Viewers learn about the symptoms of and treatments for ear infections, common colds, mumps, tonsillitis, appendicitis, chickenpox, fevers, asthma, croup, measles, German Measles, and abnormal bowel movements.

Dental Care for Kids
(1994) 20 minutes 

This program covers proper eating habits, brushing and flossing techniques, and when to visit your dentist. Parents, caregivers, educators and anyone involved in childcare is sure to benefit from this excellent program that helps children develop healthy teeth to last a lifetime.

Eating Disorders
(1994) 30 minutes 

This video features compelling interviews with several young teens who have suffered from anorexia nervosa, bulimia and compulsive overeating. Experts in the field discuss the treatments, causes, and techniques for prevention.

Fit for a King
(1997) 9 minutes (Elementary)

The Smart Kid's Guide to Food and Fun, Fit for a King was developed to help youngsters, ages 8 to 11, understand the role of nutrition and regular physical activity in a healthy lifestyle. Includes workbook and teachers guide.

Food for Thought: Nutrition and Children
28 minutes 

Nutrition is an essential element of a child's growth and development. Attention is given to children's dietary needs, food preparation and sanitation, as well as the social experience of mealtime.

Germ Busters
(1996) 30 minutes 

Clean up good, flush the toilet, wash your hands, brush your teeth, take a bath, and take your time! These are lessons children learn in this creative video. Full of contemporary entertainment, sing along songs, dance, humor and good education for kids. This video is a win-win program for both parent and child; not to mention early childhood educators and child care providers.

Girl Stuff
(1993) 18 minutes 

This sensible, straightforward program explains the amazing changes that take place when a girl's body begins to mature toward womanhood. The video offers all the things a girl needs to know to take care of her developing body, including tips about hygiene and menstruation. It's a complete guide to what all these changes mean and how to feel comfortable with what lies ahead.

Healthy Habits for Life: Body Hygiene
15 minutes (grades 3-6)

Taking good care of your body is a big responsibility! Empower your students with this tactful and engaging video that models proper personal hygiene and the influence of healthy habits. Written to national health standards.

Healthy Habits for Life: The ABC's of Hygiene
18 minutes (K-2)

What information do young kids need to keep their bodies clean and healthy? This upbeat program gives a step-by-step demonstration of proper body hygiene. From brushing their teeth to washing their faces, kids get the basics of good hygiene. Grades K-2

Human Body for Children: All About Health & Hygiene
(2001) 23 minutes 

Being healthy means that all of the body's parts are working as they should, but even healthy people get sick sometimes. Whenever we get an illness, there are things we can do to get better. Keeping your body strong and clean by exercising and bathing will help you fight off some of these diseases.

I Am Your Child - Your Healthy Baby
(2000) 26 minutes 

In order to give a child a healthy start in life, parents and caregivers need the most up-to-date information on children´┐Żs health and nutrition issues.

Immunizations: What You Should Know
(1994) 20 minutes 

This comprehensive program helps parents understand the need for vaccinations against diseases, explains how the vaccines work, and describes the results and reactions that may occur with each immunization.

Infant and Toddler Emergency First Aid - Accidents
(1994) 36 minutes 

Parents will know what to do in an emergency after they watch this video. It covers a variety of common accidents, explaining with clear, easy-to-understand instructions what to do until help arrives and what signs and symptoms to report to the doctor or emergency responders. Also discusses child-proofing and preparing for emergencies.

Infant and Toddler Emergency First Aid - Illnesses
(1994) 43 minutes 

Parents often feel helpless when their small child is ill. Help them deal with that feeling and take the right action with this video. Explains what to do for fever, poisoning, seizures, dehydration, croup, choking, and more. There are also tips on childproofing and the proper information to provide to physicians and emergency personnel.

Kelly Bear Teaches Healthy Living Habits and Refusal Skills
(1998) 19 minutes 

Children learn about healthy living habits, safety rules about medicine and poisons, and the dangers of using alcohol and tobacco. They see other children practicing refusal skills and are challenged to make positive choices. Grade level: K-2

Kids and Food
24 minutes 

Kids and Food explores how parents can encourage kids to make healthful eating choices, how television influences eating patterns, and the seven common "feeding tactics" to avoid.

Raising Sexually Healthy Children
(1998) 25 minutes 

Use this important video to teach parents how to deal with difficult issues such as: how talking regularly about "body safety" can make children less vulnerable to abuse and how to handle toileting, bathing and nudity. Social worker Susan Hoke, LCSW, ACSW, author of My Body is Mine/My Feelings are Mine leads a focus group of parents and answers their questions.

Real People: Coping with Eating Disorders
27 minutes (Grades 7-12)

Gives viewers revealing insights into eating disorders by documenting the stories of three young people -- an anorexic, a bulimic and a compulsive overeater. Interweaving their stories, a specialist discusses the pattern, symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders.

Sesame Street Goes to the Doctor
21 minutes 

Sesame Street friends help Elmo through a visit to the doctor!

Soy To Hijo - Seguros Desde el Inicio

Seguros Desde el Inicio (Safe From the Start) presents information about car seats and car safety; feeding and food safety; sleep/bedtime; bath time/bathroom hazards; childproofing at home; toy safety; kitchen safety; safety outside the home; and gun safety. Spanish language version.

STD: More Bugs, More Problems
21 minutes 

Viewers will learn about sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms and the importance of early treatment; will learn that abstinence is the only 100% effective choice of not contacting an STD; and will understand the importance of the condom if one is sexually active.

What Tadoo
(1995) 18 minutes 

With the help of two puppet frogs, What and Tadoo, Thaddeus learns how to protect himself from strangers with four basic rules: "Say No, Get Away, Tell Someone, and if you have to Yell".

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