Watch Cultural Caravan

  • Day: Sunday
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST
  • On-Air: Channel 25
  • Cable: Channel 22
  • On-Air: Channel 22
  • Satelite: Channel 22
  • Cable: Channel 25
  • Satelite: Channel 25
  • Cablevision: Channel 25
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm EST
  • RCN: Channel 83
  • Verizon: Channel 2
  • Time Warner: Channel 56
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm EST
  • Verizon: Channel 36
  • Time Warner: Channel 56
  • RCN: Channel 83
  • Verizon: Channel 35
  • RCN: Channel 84
  • Time Warner: Channel 56
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
  • Verizon: Channel 83
  • Cablevision: Channel 68
  • Time Warner: Channel 35
  • Day: Saturday
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
  • Cablevision: Channel 68
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
  • Cablevision: Channel 15

Youth and Education

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:

spotlight on Youth
Watch Now! "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
Watch Now! Cultural Caravan History of the "N" word

Youth Information & Health Awareness Corner

What is a "Healthy" Food?

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:

  • Low-fat and fat-free dairy
  • Whole grains
  • Colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Milk with lunch or dinner, instead of soda or sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Lean meats, seafood, eggs, beans and nuts

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.

Parent Resources

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:

For School Bus Riders

  • Line up facing the bus door, not along the side of the bus.
  • Don't play in the street while waiting for the bus.
  • After getting off the bus, move immediately onto the sidewalk or road shoulder, out of traffic.
  • Wait for a signal from the bus driver before crossing the street, then walk at least 10 steps away from the front of the bus so that the bus driver can see you.

For Walkers and Bike Riders

  • Never walk alone - always walk with a buddy.
  • Pay attention to all traffic signals and instructions from crossing guards. Never cross the street against the light, even if there are no cars coming.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
  • Walk - don't ride - a bicycle across intersections.

For Car Drivers and Passengers

  • Motor vehicles are the leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 18 years old. Take every precaution when driving to school or riding with another teenage driver, including following the speed limit at all times and obeying all traffic signs and signals.
  • Everyone in the car should wear a seatbelt. This lowers the risk of injury in the event of a crash by 45 percent - not to mention it's the law.

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