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Designing Menus for Healthy Diets

Jesse’s mother has to work late, so Jesse is responsible for cooking the family a healthy meal—but he has no idea which ingredients to choose or how long the preparation will take. This program follows Jesse as he learns how to plan a well-balanced menu that fits in with a busy lifestyle. The video discusses the functioning of nutrients and their role in wholesome meals; menu-planning and basic items to keep on hand; and the growing trend of relying on convenience foods in today’s fast-paced society. Produced in Australia. A viewable/printable worksheet is available online. (23 minutes)

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Meet Jesse
Jesse's mother asks him to cook a healthy dinner; he is not sure what healthy food is. Jesse lists the five concepts of this video to better understand how to create a healthy menu.