Energy In, Energy Out Quiz (02:02)
Students figure out that food can be burned without cooking— through exercise. It takes six miles to run off a cheeseburger. Learn about the consequences of consuming more calories than the body needs
Advantages of Physical Activity (02:16)
A student started to enjoy gym class when she learned real world applications for weight exercises. Another student feels better after working out. Kids discuss how eating junk food negates the benefits of exercise.
Burning Calories (02:42)
It takes 31 minutes to swim off a bag of chips and 110 minutes to skate off a large order of fries. Video game sports do not count as exercise and promote a false sense of achievement.
Screen Addiction (02:06)
Students talk about playing video games for days and losing their physical fitness as a result. They feel better when they play sports.
Sugary Drinks (03:50)
Drinking soda can cause weight gain. It takes climbing 2,605 stairs to burn off one can. Kimberley developed a fatty liver from poor eating habits, but has reversed her condition with diet and exercise.
Couch Potato Syndrome (02:49)
Playing football for an hour burns 483 calories, but watching it on TV burns 66 calories. Kids spend more than 7 hours a day on screens; most do not get the one hour of physical activity they need daily.
Improving Academics (02:23)
Exercise can help students do better in school. Movement helps get blood and oxygen to the brain. Maeve wants to be a professional soccer player; she finds exercise rejuvenating rather than tiring.
Most Important Meal (02:33)
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can make you gain weight. Breaking a sweat keeps the body cool; students discuss the merits of sweating.
Finding the Right Sport (01:44)
Small for his age group, Thomas found ball sports nerve wracking. He shares how martial arts have improved his life.
Pro Football Dream (03:01)
Insufficient sleep can confuse the brain, making you feel hungrier. Junk food tastes good because it contains salt, sugar, and fat. Bryan shares his struggle with weight gain; he enjoys sports and plans to eat healthier and exercise.
McDonald's Colors (01:56)
Fast food companies know that red and yellow make people feel hungry and eat faster. TV ads use tricks to make people want to buy unhealthy food. Many children consume extra calories from food in red and yellow packages.
Be Active (02:01)
Students talk about eating more than suggested serving sizes. The most effective way to burn calories is to do your favorite exercise or physical activity.
Credits: The Weight of the Nation for Kids 03: Quiz Ed! (02:35)
Credits: The Weight of the Nation for Kids 03: Quiz Ed!
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