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Our Presentations

Our presentations cover a wide range of topics regarding the effects our food choices have on our planet and everyone on it. These presentations are free, available online 24/7, and accompanied by materials for further learning, such as lesson plans, discussion prompts, post-video quizzes, and our toolkit full of resources to help viewers create a healthier, more sustainable future for themselves and others.

Coming Fall 2022!

Our digital presentations are available in English, German, and soon Spanish.

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Healthful Eating

“Healthful Eating” is one of our most popular presentations, having reached hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. This presentation ranges from 35 to 45 minutes depending on the selected audience and demonstrates the importance of proper nutrition for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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What viewers are going to learn:

This presentation examines the link between our food choices and the most common chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and Type 2 diabetes. Explore how informed dietary choices can help prevent or relieve diseases and how modern farming and agricultural practices contribute to present-day public health concerns such as foodborne illnesses and pollution.

Viewers will also learn more about fiber, simple and complex carbohydrates, proteins, saturated and unsaturated fats, calcium, and other nutrition information needed to support a well-balanced diet.

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Currently, 100 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes, and heart disease remains the leading cause of preventable death - with cancer coming in as a close second. The incidence of childhood obesity is more than triple what it was in 1970. These chronic diseases and others can be broadly traced back to the Western Diet. These diet-linked diseases, disabilities, and deaths are increasing at unprecedented rates. As a result, for the first time since the 19th century, children may live shorter lives than previous generations.

Next topic: Disease Prevention

The Power of Nutrition in Disease Prevention

Created in partnership with the Physician's Association for Nutrition, this presentation provides an in-depth look at the topics covered in the “Healthful Eating” presentation before delving into more advanced subjects. This presentation is 37 minutes long and  is typically booked for college students and health professionals.

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What viewers are going to learn:

In addition to the “Healthful Eating” presentation, “The Power of Nutrition in Disease Prevention” explores the connection between our food choices and the most common chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and Type 2 diabetes. Viewers are provided with a deeper look into these connections and also explore the role our diets have on inflammation. Micro and macronutrients, sources and optimal levels of vitamins and minerals are also discussed.

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The majority of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer are partly related to or affected by nutrition. Our food choices directly impact our health and can help prevent or reverse certain diseases, yet a 2015 study found that less than 20% of the 121 four-year medical schools surveyed required a nutrition course to graduate. This presentation can provide critical, life-changing information for students and professionals in the medical field.

Next topic: Environment

 
 

Environment and Modern Agriculture

The health of our planet is a global concern. The number of individuals who are very concerned about being personally harmed by climate change has risen sharply within the last decade.  Thankfully, the number of people willing to make changes to reduce the effects of climate change has also increased. This presentation is 37 to 43 minutes long and provides an overview of the effect our food choices have on the environment.

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What viewers are going to learn:

By exploring the connection between food production and environmental issues such as resource usage, deforestation, water pollution, and ocean depletion, "Environment and Modern Agriculture" viewers learn how the current demand for certain products is harming our planet's health.

In addition to these impacts, this presentation discusses positive steps consumers and industries can take towards adopting a more environmentally-friendly diet.

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that a certain amount of global warming is locked in and is irreversible. The organization warned that we only have until 2030 to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. While the response of governments worldwide have been largely slow to react, nonprofits like us are working to educate others about how their choices impact the environment so we can start to build a more sustainable future.

Next topic: EARTHDAY.org

EARTHDAY.org Collaboration

We’ve partnered with EARTHDAY.org, the world’s largest environmental movement, to create this elevated version of our Environment and Modern Agriculture presentation. This presentation is best suited for college-age students and adults and will be released in Fall 2022.

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What viewers are going to learn:

This presentation takes an in-depth look at  topics from our Environment and Modern Agriculture presentation. In addition to exploring the impact of the foods we choose to eat, this presentation explores other aspects of our food system including food loss, food waste, and the inefficiencies in meeting the nutritional demands of our growing populations. Other topics include personal health, climate, biodiversity, social justice and public health issues associated with the environmental impacts of our food systems. This presentation will be available in the Fall of 2022.

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that a certain amount of global warming is locked in and is irreversible. The organization warned that we only have until 2030 to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. We’ve partnered with the world’s largest environmental movement to empower others with the knowledge of how their choices play a role in climate change.

Next topic: Ethics

 

The Ethics of Eating

This presentation combines information from our "Healthful Eating" and "Environment and Modern Agriculture" presentations, along with additional information on modern animal agriculture. This presentation is 38 to 43 minutes long and a great selection for comprehensively explore how food choices impact our world.

What viewers are going to learn:

This presentation covers the health impacts of our food choices such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis, as well as environmental impacts such as resource usage, water pollution, and ocean depletion. Unique to our "Ethics of Eating'' presentation is a discussion on how we often use ethics to make decisions, and some of the broader impacts of modern animal agriculture on animals and workers.

Viewers investigate ways to create a more healthful and sustainable planet, and learn about new food technologies that may address the negative impacts of our current food system.

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Our food choices are linked to the development and worsening of several common diseases and public health concerns, but they also affect our environment and everyone on it, including farmed animals and wildlife. To meet the current demand for animal products, we raise 70 billion farmed animals globally every year. Raising, feeding, and processing these animals  has drastic impacts on our environment and human health.

Next topic: Food Tech

 

Future of Food: Cell-Based & Plant-Based Technologies

“Future of Food: Cell-Based and Plant-Based Technology” takes an in-depth look behind the processes of emerging food technologies.  For many viewers, this presentation has been their first introduction to some alternative proteins like cultivated meat, real meat made from the cells of living animals.

What viewers are going to learn:

This presentation explores the latest in food plant-based and cell-based food technologies, consumer acceptance, and how these products are shaping the future of our food systems. The production process, health and environmental benefits, safety regulations, and more aspects of cultivated meat’s impact on society and our future are examined. Viewers also learn about plant-based technologies and how they have evolved to have the taste and texture of real meat.

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Plant-based protein alternatives sales increased by 27% in 2020 to $7 billion industry. Other alternatives to conventional meat, like cultivated meat, have also seen a sharp increase. While only currently legal in one country, cultivated meat companies raised $1.38 billion in 2021 to support research, development, and scalable production. These emerging technologies have great potential for the health of our planet.

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Our Audiences

The Educated Choices Program is an international organization offering services worldwide in both English and German. Presentations will also be available in Spanish later this year.

Our educational presentations have reached over 2.4 million individuals to date. Let us help find the best educational resources for your classroom, community venue or organization.

Global Offerings

English

Deutsch

Español (Fall 2022)

Country-Specific Offerings

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Feedback

Our presentations have been well-received by tens of thousands of educators and community organizations who routinely welcome us to return to their classrooms and venues year after year.

What our viewers are saying:

“My classes have had the opportunity to listen to the presentation on Healthful Eating. After the presentations I have had a few students approach me saying they really learned a lot from the presentation. One said that they didn't understand how unhealthy they had been eating, and that they had just assumed that it was healthy since the food was coming from their parents…I would recommend this to all Health teachers, because it lets students know there are plenty of options at their disposal and that healthful eating is very attainable." - 9th Grade Teacher,  Waukee, Iowa