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Weight Control

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.

Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • Obesity is on the rise in America, despite an abundance of diets, exercise programs, and weight-loss products. As you watch the program, consider why so many people struggle to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Think about how lifestyle and diet make remaining fit a challenge.
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Heart disease and type II diabetes are life-threatening conditions related to being overweight. Discuss how extra weight, saturated fats, and high cholesterol contribute to these diseases.
  • What healthy lifestyle habits can one develop to avoid these diseases later in life?
Suggested activity
Research fast-food nutritional information on the Internet. Compare meals for adults and children to daily recommendations from the Food Guide Pyramid. How do serving sizes, fat grams, and calories differ?