Our mission is to provide youth with an opportunity to develop greater confidence, self-esteem, and communication skills through arts and cultural understanding. In this effort, Cultural Caravan Productions offers a special program which is targeted to youth between the ages of 12 - 17 known as the CCPTV Apprentice Program. The apprentice program will enable youth to learn how to produce informative community service programs. These programs have been featured as "Youth In Spotlight" shows on the "Cultural Caravan" broadcasts . The "Youth In Spotlight" programs are developed and hosted by youth under the guidance of television broadcast professionals. Please find clips from previous shows below as follows:
"Youth In Spotlight" television broadcast which features an interview with Dr.Gerald Deas on nutrition and health for children.
Cultural Caravan History of the "N" word
It is tempting to describe individual foods as "good or bad"; it's straightforward and simple. Yet, while some foods are more nutritious than others, labeling foods as simply "good" or "bad" may lead to restrictive eating or negative attitudes about food. A more healthful approach to eating is one that focuses on the positive components of food and the importance of eating a balanced and sensible diet. A balanced diet means choosing a variety of nutrient-rich foods as the foundation of what you eat. Making your calories count "Healthy" foods are those that are nutrient-rich-or have a large amount of key nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, for their calories.
Nutrients--such as vitamins A, C and E, zinc, calcium, complex carbohydrates, potassium, iron, fiber, B-vitamins and protein-are needed at all ages to promote healthy growth, fuel activity and prevent chronic diseases. As people watch calories to reduce their waistlines, it's critical to make each calorie count by selecting foods with more essential nutrients in fewer calories. To obtain these important nutrients, nutrient-rich foods are the ideal choices, including:
The more nutrients you can include in your diet from these foods, the more balanced and healthy your overall diet will be. What if your favorite foods are not nutrient-rich? You don't have to entirely give up your favorite foods to eat a healthy diet. If your core choices are nutrient-rich, you can round out the rest of your diet with less nutrient-rich foods as calories and exercise levels permit.
Nutrient-rich choices A focus on nutrient-rich, or nutrient-dense, food choices provides positive messages of what people can eat, not what is forbidden. Positive attitudes about food that take into account personal tastes and the enjoyment of food will encourage sensible eating patterns that can be maintained long term-and that is the best strategy for maintaining a healthy weight and lifelong good health.
The fall is here and school is back in session! A new school year ushers in plenty of excitement, but also plenty of safety hazards that could put your children at risk if they - and you -aren't prepared.
Whether your children take a bus, walk, ride a bike or drive, we urge you to all have a conversation with them about the potential dangers associated with transportation to and from school every day. It's a discussion that could save lives.
Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross to get you going:
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