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Health is influenced by nutrition, which includes the quality and quantity of food consumed by an individual.

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Village of Elephants
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Village of Elephants

Elephants along the Sangha River spend time at the Dzanga Bai, or "village of elephants," a huge clearing in the rain forest. The elephants go there for a very specific reason—watch this video to learn why.

  • Best for: Grades 3-9 (ages 8-15)
  • Concepts: central african republic, diet, forest elephants, health, mud, national parks, nutrition, rain forests
School Lunch Issue Guide
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School Lunch Issue Guide

A visual guide to making an impact in your lunch room.

  • Concepts: activism, food, geoweek, nutrition, policy
Rastafarian Agriculture Fair
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Rastafarian Agriculture Fair

Picture of fruit and vegetables

  • Concepts: agriculture, diet, fruit, health, nutrition, vegetables, vitamins
Food and Agriculture Organization Founded
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Food and Agriculture Organization Founded

On October 16, 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: agriculture, fao, food, international organizations, nutrition, rome, united nations
W.K. Kellogg Dies
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W.K. Kellogg Dies

On October 6, 1951, Will Keith Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Company, died in Battle Creek, Michigan.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: battle creek, business, food, health, industry, kellogg company, marketing, nutrition
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Photo. Fresh fruits and vegetables are two of the most important parts of a healthy diet.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: agriculture, diet, fruit, health, nutrition, vegetables, vitamins
food
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food

Health at Every Size
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Health at Every Size

Join the new peace movement—with your own body! Learn how Health at Every Size can help you become healthy without waging the diet battle.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: diet, eating, exercise, food, health, health at every size, nutrition, obesity, wellness
Bug Chef: David George Gordon
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Bug Chef: David George Gordon

David George Gordon is a science writer and "bug chef."

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: animals, bugs, chefs, david george gordon, food, insects, nutrition
food
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food

Encyclopedic entry. Food is one of the basic necessities of life. Food contains nutrients—substances essential for the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues and for the regulation of vital processes.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: cuisine, diet, eating, food, food staples, food supply, nutrition
diet
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diet

A diet is the combination of foods typically eaten by a specific group of people or other organisms.

  • Best for: Grades 8+ (ages 13+)
  • Concepts: culture, diet, eating, food, food staples, health, nutrition, traditions
nutrient
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nutrient

Nutrients are chemical substances found in every living thing on Earth

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: algal blooms, dead zones, environment, fertilizer, food, health, macronutrients, micronutrients, nutrients, nutrition, runoff