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October 2007


"The China Study" - By T. Colin Campbell, PHD and Thomas M. Campbell II "The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted." THE CHINA STUDY is the result of 20 years of research conducted at some of the world's leading medical research institutions. It presents a critique of and challenge to the medical establishment, calling into serious question our conventional nutritional beliefs and habits. In view of the facts that two-thirds of Americans are overweight and 15 million people in America suffer from diabetes, it is time for those conventions to be exposed. America spends more per capita for health care than any other society in the world, yet we are seeing an alarming increase in diseases which are the result of poor nutrition.

THE CHINA STUDY calls for changes in our dietary habits. These recommendations can lead to an immediate improvement in the health of individuals who follow them. The book presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation.

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"Diet for a New America" - By John Robbins "...Should be read by everyone interested in healthy living." -Andrew Weil, M.D., Author of Spontaneous Healing Few of us are aware that the act of eating can be a powerful statement of commitment to our own well-being, and at the same time to the creation of a healthier world. In Diet for a New America, John Robbins brilliantly documents that our food choices provide us with ways to enjoy life to the fullest, while making it possible that life itself might continue.

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"Don't Eat This Book" - By Morgan Spurlock Review from Publishers Weekly:  "Though he wasn't much of an activist before his month-long, McDonald's-eating experiment (documented in his film Super Size Me), Spurlock has since become a crusader for healthy eating. His passion is obvious in his book, which delves more deeply into the issues his film raised, focusing in particular on food industry lobbyists and youth-oriented advertising. His undisguised indignation at their manipulative tactics and his contempt for the often slothful modern American lifestyle rise inexorably as he reels off statistics about calorie content, chemical additives, lack of exercise and so on. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

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"Fast Food Nation" - By Eric Schlosser Review from USA Today: "Fast Food Nation is the kind of book that you hope young people read because it demonstrates far better than any social studies class the need for government regulation, the unchecked power of multinational corporations and the importance of our everyday decisions."

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Movies available on DVD and/or VHS

"Impact of Fresh Healthy Food on Learning and Behavior 2004" A 15 minute presentation that will convince even your toughest audiences that healthy school lunches are important. The DVD shows just how powerful fresh whole foods can be to the lives of our youth. Nutritional Resource Foundation & Natural Ovens Bakery have partnered up to bring you nutritional fresh whole food guidelines designed to help you take the needed steps in improving school breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.

The information packet outlines relevant topics such as "Improving the School Nutrition Environment” & “Six Essentials for Healthy Students." It's an in-depth guide to what needs to be done, from the ground up, to foster a healthier, more productive environment in our kids' schools.

As shown on Morgan Spurlock's award-winning movie, "Super Size Me!". Illustrates the 5-year achievement of the Appleton, WI Alternative School. Contains interviews with the principal, teachers, police and students.

View this movie now on our video page: Impact of fresh, healthy foods on learning and Behavior

"Super Size Me"  (2004) Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock makes himself a test subject of this documentary about the commercial food industry. Rigorously eating a diet of McDonald's fast food, three times a day for a month straight. Spurlock is out to prove the physical and mental effects of consuming fast food. While doing this, Spurlock also provides a look at the food culture in America through it's schools, corporations, and politics as seen through the eyes of regular people and health advocates. "Super Size Me" is a movie that sheds a new light on what has become one of our nation's biggest health problems: obesity.

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