If you have just 5 minutes this summer, watching this video by TED-ucator Mia Nacamulli s time well spent. “How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain” is brilliantly animated and incisive in its information about that old adage, “you are what you eat.” The short video illustrates the direct and long-lasting effect of food on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out which foods cause us to feel so tired after lunch and so restless at night. You can also measure your knowledge with a post-viewing quiz and and a means of customizing the lesson to your own educational needs [log-in required].
The 3-minute video below is an interesting conversation-starter about causes of death, by country. Not only does it call attention to the diverse cultural values and threats, but it also scientifically and mathematically suggests that where you are born on the planet is truly a life and death matter. It also sparks discussion about global health and social justice.
This is a presentation given by Vanessa Domine at the 2016 Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Conference on April 1st. The title is, “A Whole Curriculum Development Model for Critical Media Health Literacy Among Adolescents” as part of the Session “Health Literacy: Communicating and Collaborating for Better Understanding.” Audio stream and supporting documents are located below the presentation.
Curriculum Planning Sequence/Steps [download pdf]
Sample Essential Questions & Key Questions [download pdf]
Sample Web Resources:
- The Equality of Opportunity Project (differences in childhood environment affect gender gaps in adulthood)
- Text of NY State Assembly bill for warning labels on sugary drinks
- Quebec health groups want warning labels on sugary drinks (CBC News)
- Change.org (start a petition)