Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. Focuses on the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger and obesity in the United States (2011) – DVD (84:00) Discussion guides available online.
Byron Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identify. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, he puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences. Hurt also explores the socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods, where it can be difficult to find healthy options, and meets some pioneers in the emerging food justice movement who are challenging the food industry, encouraging communities to “go back to the land” by creating sustainable and eco-friendly gardens, advocating for healthier options in local supermarkets, supporting local farmers’ markets, avoiding highly processed fast foods, and cooking healthier versions of traditional soul food. (2012) – DVD (64:00)
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on Japanese gardening. They start off with a visit to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, one of the premier Japanese gardens of North America. In Waukesha, they learn how to create a portable Japanese moss garden. At Green Bay Botanical Gardens they’re tutored in how to create a simple ikebana flower arrangement. And finally, at Phin Sushi and Japanese Restaurant in Green Bay, Chef Taka turns simple cucumbers into exotic Japanese cuisine. (2013) – DVD (26:44).
Horizontal banner promoting awareness of the Emerald Ash Borer and firewood quarantines. “You can keep the trees in Wisconsin’s yards, parks and forests healthy and beautiful. How? It’s simple. Don’t move firewood.” Measures 34” H x 83” W with metal grommets for hanging. (Also available as a vertical, free-standing display -#19106) (2011) – VINYL HORIZONTAL BANNER
Four hour documentary series shedding light on the root causes of socio-economic and racial inequities in health – why some of us get sicker more often and die sooner. Documents mounting evidence of how inequities in a variety of aspects of life such as the jobs we do, the wealth we enjoy, the neighborhoods we live in – can get under the skin and disrupt our biology as surely as germs and viruses. Useful for facilitating community and/or coalition forums on health disparities. (2008) – DVD (4 hours), PROGRAM GUIDE.
As the percentage of older adults (especially those age 85+) has risen, more employees have struggled to balance the demands of work and the responsibilities involved in providing care to one or more elderly loved ones. Through interviews with employers, employees, and educators experienced in working with caregivers, the nine video segments on this DVD provide useful information for employers regarding how to make workplace environments more supportive of the needs of working caregivers. (2012) – DVD (47:15 – total).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests learn what horticultural therapy is and how it’s used; buy local at the South Madison Farmer’s Market, learn how to dry home grown fruits and vegetables; and discover some of the unique places where bees thrive. (2012) – DVD (26:45).
Takes an unflinching look at the severity of the obesity crisis in America and its crippling effects on health and health care. Consists of four films, each running 60-70 minutes that explore how people become obese, the factors that drive obesity in our bodies and our communities, its effects on adults, children and our nation, and the best ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In addition, includes 10 additional short films focusing on a wide variety of weight-related topics.) (2012) – 3 DVDs, DISCUSSION GUIDE (150 pages – English & Spanish language).
Uses true stories about a city paving crew and workers in a foundry to demonstrate how to deal with and prevent the medical condition called heat stress, fatal for 20% of people who experience it. Includes life-saving information about how to recognize symptoms and act quickly to save lives. Good review for supervisors and old hands, but essential for new workers. (2011) – DVD (14:18).
Yoga therapist and teacher Julie Vosters demonstrates stretches and body mechanics which help people get in shape for vigorous exercise and physical activity in general though she focuses on gardening. (2011) – DVD (30:32).
Four-part production focusing on the feeding relationship between parents and young children. Video of real parents interacting with their children demonstrate what to do and not do with feeding. Includes advice on division of responsibility for the child’s diet and how to establish positive and healthy attitudes toward food and eating. Each segment concentrates on a different age group. Segments include The Infant” (18:42), “The Transitional Child” (23:24), “The Toddler” (21:32), and “The Preschooler” (18:07) (2011) – DVD (122 minutes total).
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display in its own stand promoting awareness of the Emerald Ash Borer and firewood quarantines. “You can keep the trees in Wisconsin’s yards, parks and forests healthy and beautiful. How? It’s simple. Don’t move firewood.” Measures 87” H x 35” W in 10” D stand when fully extended. (Also available as a vinyl horizontal banner measuring 34″H x 83″ W – #19139) (2011) – SELF-CONTAINED DISPLAY WITH FOLDING SUPPORTING ROD.
Intended for use with young adults with moderate intellectual or learning disabilities, this curriculum is designed to help integrate food safety education into individual learning activities taught in the classroom. Each curriculum unit focuses on one of the four principles of the USDA Fight BAC! Campaign – clean, separate, cook and chill, which are designed to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Additional units introduce the topics of food safety, discuss the microworld and tie all the principles together. (2010) – DVD (20:14), TWO CD’S CONTAINING CURRICULUM.
Professional nutritionists and registered dieticians provide tips and strategies in Spanish on how to shop for healthy and nutritious foods without going over budget. They introduce viewers to “unit pricing”, explore the pros and cons of purchasing food in bulk, uncover which supermarket gimmicks to avoid, and explain the advantages of choosing fresh and seasonal foods over processed and pre- packaged products. In addition, they explain how grocery stores are laid out and how to shop strategically. The information provided supports Food Resource Management topics and teachings done in WNEP. (2010) – DVD (10:00)
10/26/06 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents. The percentage of children in this country who are overweight has doubled in the last 10 years. Keeping children active is one way to help fight childhood obesity. How much active play time do children need each day? Learn great active play ideas for keeping children moving indoors and out. (2006) – DVD (86:00), PRINT MATERIALS. (Better Kid Care Series)
A hockey player narrates a discussion of ATV safety, including dressing properly, driving responsibly, and avoiding drugs and alcohol. Appropriate for any ATV rider, especially youth. (1986) – VHS VIDEO (14:00).
Segment from 60 Minutes II which focuses on the prevalence of hunger among the working poor. Interviews several families found in food lines in Ohio in order to show the face of hunger in America today. Serves as a nice complement to presentations about hunger. (2003) – DVD (13:00)
Nutritional consequences of depressive disorders often go unrecognized in older adults. Left untreated, depression can cause serious nutrition-related problems such as weight loss, declining strength and agility with lack of exercise, and digestive problems. Discusses warning signs of depression, possible nutritional consequences of depression and resources for getting help. VHS VIDEO, LEADER GUIDE, HANDOUT MASTER. (1996) – VHS VIDEO (9 min.)
Equips Extension educators and others who work with adults to teach skills for balanced living in five key areas: time management, stress management, mindful eating, physical activity and sleep. Emphasizes the crucial roles of each of these elements in a well-balanced life and promotes mindful eating over dieting. Consists of five 1 hour units which can be taught as stand-alone classes or as a series. Includes advertising tools as well as PowerPoint presentations with narratives, activities and handouts and evaluation tools. (2010) – CD-ROM.
Based on the best-selling business book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” is a simple parable that teaches a way to deal with change in your work and in your life. It is the story of 4 characters who live in a “Maze” and look for “Cheese” to nourish them and make them happy. “Cheese” is a metaphor for what we want in life…good job, loving relationship, money, peace of mind. “The Maze” is where we look for what we want…the organization we live in, family, community. In the story the characters are faced with unexpected change and deal with it in a variety of ways. In the process they discover how to deal with change so they can enjoy more success and less stress. (1999) – VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (13:00), PRINT MATERIALS, WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? (Up to 45 copies of the book may be borrowed for the audience – takes less than an hour to read) **When you order – please specify whether or not you’d like the book to be sent with the video, as well as how many copies you need.**
DeWitt Jones asks if we choose to see the possibilities, do we really believe they’re there? He assures us that there is always more than one right answer. Celebrating what’s right with the world helps us recognize the possibilities and find solutions for many of the challenges before us. (2001) – DVD (23:00), LEADER, GUIDE, WORKBOOK, CD WITH POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.
Describes a “co-active” approach to coaching and the coaching relationship for professionals and volunteers. Coaching is a key component of an organization’s toolkit for developing leaders, working with teams and helping employees at every level achieve their personal and professional best. Reviews coaching fundamentals, skills, practices, and provides reproducible exercises and checklists. (2007) – MANUAL (312p), CD WITH SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS.
Photojournalist DeWitt Jones offers several techniques to help organizations tap their creative potential. Stresses the idea that creativity is an attitude and that “creative thinking” really results from taking a fresh look…one that is deeper and more determined…at the mundane experiences of everyday life. (1999) – DVD (21:00), LEADER’S GUIDE, WORKBOOK, POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON CD-ROM
An excellent team building tool which focuses on Seattle’s World Famous Pike Place Fish. Presents the FISH philosophy which encourages employees to make a personal choice to bring passion, playfulness, commitment and a positive attitude to work every day. (Follow up production “Fish! Sticks” also available – #18760) (1998, 2002) – VHS VIDEO (20:00), PROGRAM GUIDE (88p).
The World Famous Pike Place Fish Guys share what they’ve learned about keeping the energy and enthusiasm of FISH! (see #18757) alive. Can be used as part of a program on vision, accountability, teamwork, orientation, or coaching and feedback. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (17:00), PROGRAM GUIDE (34p).
Illustrates what to do as a first response in the most common work injuiries, such as cuts, burns, sprains, fractures, shock, heat stroke, as well as what to do in case of heart attack, including CPR. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (13:00), LEADER GUIDE.
Focuses on Water*jel burn care products and how they’re used in emergency situations. (1995) – VHS VIDEO (18 min.)
Focuses on how gardening is a great way to maintain physical activity and helps improve nutrition – two viable strategies for addressing arthritis. A Wisconsin Arthritis Program representative provides facts about arthritis and a USDA representative provides nutrition information. In addition, demonstrates a variety of tools and techniques that help reduce stress on joints while gardening. Describes how to make gardening easier, simple ways to modify the tools you already own, a few helpful tools and aids such as kneelers and seats, and gardening in raised beds and containers. Includes a “tour” of a garden planted by a master gardener. Completely revised and expanded from 2007 production. (2008) – DVD (34:00)
Host Shelley Ryan visits the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Door County. In addition, she demonstrates preserving the harvest in an unusual manner for adults only. Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson shows what happens to plants when there is too much water. Finally the program ends with a special visit to a wheelchair accessible garden that is functional, attractive and affordable. (2008) – DVD (29:00).
Food safety curriculum intended for grades 4-6. Includes a video and 5 lesson plans that encourage critical thinking. The first 3 lessons deal with food safety concepts important for kids who care for themselves. Food handling skills discussed include buying, storing, preparing, cooking and handling leftovers. The remaining lessons address food additive and pesticide use and water quality. (1992) – VHS VIDEO (20:00), PROGRAM GUIDE WITH FACT SHEETS, HANDOUTS, ETC.
9 part production offering the most current recommendations for preserving fresh foods and great taste in your home. Topics include: Canning Tomatoes (22:41); Canning Fruits (19:53); Canning Vegetables (35:13); Freezing Foods (26:38); Pickling (29:46); Jams & Jellies (32:02); Canned Specialties (19:54); Drying Foods (24:47); Home Canning Basics (16:00). (2005) – TWO DVD’S.
Students identify names of processed, cultured and natural dairy products in photographs. Beginner level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Dairy Skillathon Series)
Four-part production on one video covering all aspects of maple syrup production. Topics covered include: 1. “Maple Syrup – Something Special From Wisconsin (15:00)”; 2. “Tapping the Sugarbush – an American Tradition (10:00)”; 3. “Maple Syrup – Boiling and Evaporation (10:25)”; 4. “Packaging and Marketing Wisconsin Maple Syrup (13:26)”. VHS VIDEO (50:00 total)
Shows how easy cooking can be, defines common cooking terms and demonstrates basic food preparation techniques. Intended audience is low-income adults with children or older adolescent parents. **Features both English and Spanish formats.**(2006) – DVD (8:00) (Food Basics Series)
Host Shelley Ryan and her guests look at a variety of things green. They learn how to keep lawns green and healthy with a minimum of care and chemicals. Then they learn how to plant and grow asparagus by following a few simple guidelines, ending with a lesson in how to make asparagus soup and a roasted asparagus salad. Finally Ryan travels to Lodi and discovers how the community banded together to create a living memorial with daffodils. (2010) – DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests celebrate fall. She looks at ornamental grasses in the La Crosse area, shares fall recipes using onions, leeks and garlic with Chef Wave Kasprzak, learns about viruses and how they can affect garden plants and visits some colorful autumn garden displays in Baileys Harbor in Door County, WI. (2007) – DVD (29:00).
In order to eat local, you have to grow local. Shelley Ryan and her guests look at ways to grow local. First they visit one of the oldest and largest community gardens in the country – the Eagle Heights Community Gardens where more than 520 plots are tended by UW-Madison students and their families. In Appleton, Susan Richardson shares how to grow food in a burlap bag in a parking lot. Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson demonstrates how to identify vegetable diseases and what to do to prevent them from happening again next year. And finally at La Merenda Restaurant in Milwaukee, owner & chef Peter Sandroni serves up some of his favorite recipes using local foods. (2011) – DVD (28:00).
Host Shelley Ryan focuses on weeds, wine and chocolate. In Pardeeville, she learns how to control noxious weeds like Buckthorn, Honeysuckle and Garlic Mustard and how to replace them with something more attractive like Wild Ginger. In Green Bay, she plants gorgeous containers with plants that go with wine and chocolate. And finally, she learns recipes for butternut squash. (2009) – DVD (28:00).
Provides an overview of Wisconsin’s rapidly growing “Buy Local” initiative which is helping farmers be more profitable and giving consumers more control over the food that they purchase. Describes the movement’s widespread impact; from consumers and small family farms, to the economy and the environment. The video also discusses how Wisconsin government and University Extension are supporting the local food movement, as well as how the movement is growing on the national level and uniting unlikely allies. Finally, potential partnerships and growth strategies for “Buy Local” are presented. (2008) – DVD (17:00), RESOURCE LIST.
Demonstrates the basic equipment every kitchen should have and how to use it. Shows how to make a nutritious dinner in a single pan. Intended audience is low-income adults with children or older adolescent parents. **Features both English and Spanish formats.**(2006). – DVD (8:00), LESSON PLAN. (Food Basics Series).
Four part series focusing on food and kitchen basics. Intended audience is low-income adults with children or older adolescent parents. Features both English and Spanish formats. DVD’s. SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Updated version of University of IL research based program designed to help people balance their work and personal lives. Designed to meet the needs of all working adults, it addresses the needs of working individuals systematically across multiple conceptual domains. The flexible curriculum is organized into five categories/workshops, one to two hours each, which can be presented individually or in combination, and can be tailored to address specific audiences. Topics explored include relationshiops with partners, extended family and friends, children (Parenting), work stress and physical and emotional well-being. (2007) – 5 CD-ROMS with printable curriculum materials for Units 1-5, DVD with videos for Units 1-5.
Demonstrates how to make mealtimes fun instead of frustrating by getting the whole family involved and illustrates that the benefits of cooking together as a family go far beyond nutrition. Shows how to make a nutritious dinner in a single pan. Intended audience is low-income adults with children or older adolescent parents. **Features both English and Spanish formats.** (2006) – DVD (8:00). (Food Basics Series)
Three panel tabletop display featuring information on how to identify reliable health information on the internet, tools to access reliable information on the internet, and the importance of discussing internet information with health care providers. **Requires large display board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and header panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.** (2008) – 3 DISPLAY PANELS, HEADER, INSTRUCTIONS (4p), MASTER FOR “EVALUATING WEBSITES” WORKSHEET (2p).
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display in its own stand, providing general information about the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Designed for use at conferences and public events to educate colleagues and the public about WNEP. Measures 32″ W x 80″ H in 8.5″ D stand when fully extended. Replaces 2003 tri-panel version. **Small 3 panel tabletop version also available – #18605** (2011) – SELF-CONTAINED DISPLAY, TELESCOPING POLE.
3 panel display highlighting general methods of food preservation. Features several food safety facts related to food preservation. **Requires large display board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and header panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.** (2005) – 3 PANEL DISPLAY WITH HEADER.
Three panel tabletop display featuring information about health care access, health care costs and healthy behaviors. Each panel includes a Q & A format about each health care issue. Provides three options for interaction with participants which may be used singly or together depending on the audience and degree of interaction desired. **Requires large display board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and header panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.** (2008) – 3 DISPLAY PANELS, HEADER, “YOUR OPINION PLEASE! BOXES, INSTRUCTIONS (5p), MASTER FOR “ULTIMATE HEALTH CARE QUIZ” & ANSWERS (4P).
Small 3 panel tabletop display providing general information about the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Designed for use at conferences and public events to educate colleagues and the public about FLP. **Requires small display board (two 19” side panels, one 20” center panel, 24” high) – #16814, which may be booked separately.** Self-contained “banner style” version also available – #18604. (2003) – 3 DISPLAY PANELS, PRINT MATERIALS, 2 TABLE COVERS.
Youth choose from a list of options to identify different types of Wisconsin cheeses shown in a picture. Intermediate level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Dairy Skillathon Series)
Food shopping doesn’t have to be a tedious task. With a little planning, you can whip through the supermarket, pick up only items you need, save money, and have ingredients for a week’s worth of nutritious meals. Learn how to use coupons wisely, determine the best value by using unit pricing, and avoid temptation. Intended audience is low-income adults with children or older adolescent parents. **Features both English and Spanish formats.** (2006) – DVD (8:00), LESSON PLAN. (Food Basics Series)
Intended for Hmong audiences. A 4-part, interactive video focusing on different ways to save money and buy the best available foods at the supermarket. Part 1: “Knowing What to Buy” (9:00). Part 2: “Buying Fresh Foods” (13:00). Part 3: “Making Good Food Choices” (11:00). Part 4: “Deciding What to Buy” (20:00). **English language version also available #16316** (1988) – VHS VIDEO (53:00), PRINT MATERIALS.
Intended for Hmong audiences. A 4-part, interactive video focusing on different ways to save money and buy the best available foods at the supermarket. Written at a very elementary level for Hmong audiences. Part 1: “Knowing What to Buy” (9:00). Part 2: “Buying Fresh Foods” (13:00). Part 3: “Making Good Food Choices” (11:00). Part 4: “Deciding What to Buy” (20:00). **Hmong language version also available #16323** (1988) – VHS VIDEO (53:00), PRINT MATERIALS.
10/26/00 Penn State videoconference intended for child care providers and parents. Topics include How to get kids to eat, Quick, fun snack ideas, Keeping packed lunches healthy and safe and more. (2000) – VHS VIDEO (69:00), LEADER GUIDE. (Better Kid Care Series)
CYFERnet Webinar sponsored by Penn State’s Better Kid Care Program, focusing on indoor environmental health issues and how they affect young children. Explores the connections between children’s health and the indoor environments of child care facilities. Demonstrates practices that can assure the indoor environment where children spend their time is safe for them. (2010) – CD WITH POWERPOINT PRESENTATION & INSTRUCTOR MANUAL, “HELP YOURSELF TO A HEALTHY HOME: PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH (56p)
Color slides of 186 retail meat cuts. Each cut is listed with its complete name and a general description. Names of the cuts are based on the Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) system for beef, pork, lamb and veal. Includes supplemental Meat Evaluation Handbook and CD-ROM featuring the same slides as well as some interactive activities. (1999 – 186 SLIDES, CD-ROM, PRINT MATERIALS.
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan takes a tour of an herb garden designed for cooking and teas. She learns about designing an herb garden and steeping herbs to use in tea and a variety of desserts. In Green Bay, Susan Beno creates herb butters, chutneys and salsas. Finally, Larry Schmitt demonstrates how to create beautiful silk scarves using herbs and plants. (2005) – VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Tabletop display for use at workshops and seminars for Family Living Program campus and county staff dealing with the issue of family caregiving. **Requires Large Display Board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and Header Panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.**). (2006) – 3 PANEL DISPLAY & HEADER, TWO TABLE COVERS.