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(Updated on 16/09/2016)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Should we eat more fish? - VIDEO - 10 April 2016
    "Across Asia people eat more fish than anywhere else in the world, but there is a potential danger as mercury and other chemicals are found in fish."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Banana Protein May Help Kill Viruses - VIDEO - 24 November 2015
    "Bananas taste great and provide important vitamins and minerals.
    The fruit also fights depression, can prevent muscle pain and protect against heart attacks.
    Now scientists say bananas may also stop viral infection."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Guardian Video: Would a sugar tax even work?
    COMMENTARY + LESSON IDEAS + ALSO SEE + TRANSCRIPT + Related articles

    (englishblog.com)

 

  • Video Lesson: Mr Bean Makes a Sandwich
    "This Mr Bean sketch (like many others) can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom (see below for some other lesson plans),
    but I decided to use it to practice the past simple tense. My EM Normandie students all have iPads, so I was able to prepare a textivate sequence for them. Unfortunately, I can't embed that, but I have embedded a re-ordering activity below..."

    (englishblog.com)

 

  • 100 Years of Family Dinners ★ Mode.com
    "Foodie fans, this one’s for you! Whether you lean toward 1915-style roast beef and franconia potatoes, or if 2015’s kale craze suits your taste,
    this look at food over the past century will satiate your palate. Dinner is served."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Mom Commercial - Mom's the best!
    (YouTube)
    "Yes, it’s a parody of the standard “mom” ad, but it’s got its own charms that are different from what you've seen before.
    Or maybe not, but he does a great job of throwing you out into left field. You just have to watch it. Contains a tiny bit of NSFW language." 

    (Neatorama)

 

 

  • Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names - Anglophenia Ep 39
    "If you want to get your five-a-day in the U.K., you're going to want to know your scallions from your spring onions.
    Anglophenia's Kate Arnell teaches us seven vegetables with different names in America and Britain."

    (YouTube)

 

  • What's for dinner at the White House? - VIDEO - 25 September 2015
    "Colorado lamb will be on the menu on Friday evening when President Obama welcomes his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
    Grammy-winning R&B singer Ne-Yo is providing entertainment at the state dinner.
    White House chefs have given a sneak preview of what they call an American welcoming meal, fused with Chinese cuisine."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

  • A Mix of Food and Guns at Shooter’s Grill - Text + Audio + Video - 17 August 2015
    "Workers at a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, carry loaded guns, and so do some of the people who eat there.
    People come to see the restaurant from around the world, and eat “Shotgun Burritos” and “Locked and Loaded Nachos.”
    VOA visited Shooter’s Grill, and got mixed opinions about its gun policy." 

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Eat Nuts to Stay Healthy - Video - 11 August 2015
    "Recently researchers in the Netherlands have found that you do not need to eat many nuts to get all the health benefits.
    Also, not all nuts have the same nutrients. This article features some of the more popular nuts in the American diet."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Bus Brings Meals to Hungry Children During Summer Break - Text + Audio + Video - 27 July 2015
    "In the United States, millions of students depend on schools for meals during the school day.
    That means they eat less when schools are closed over the summer.
    An aid group has found a way to reach out to some of these children with a former school bus."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • In-Store Training on Healthy Food Choices - Text + Audio + Video - 18 July 2015
    "Many poor families buy processed foods because they seem to cost less than fresh vegetables, fruits and whole wheat products.
    But a national group, Share Our Strength, is showing families that they can buy healthy foods for about the same amount of money as manufactured foods."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Coca-Cola, 1971 - 'Hilltop' | "I'd like to buy the world a Coke"
    (YouTube)

     

    'Mad Men' Finale: The Story Behind the Coke Ad
    "AMC's "Mad Men" ended its series run with a nod to one of the most iconic ads in history, Coca-Cola's 1971 "Hilltop" ad.
    WSJ's John Jurgensen joins Tanya Rivero to discuss."

    (YouTube)





    Change the Tune
    "Classic coke ad remade with real people suffering from diseases related to sugary beverage consumption.
    Their clear message: “Please drink soda less. It isn’t happiness.” 

    (YouTube)

     

  • Animated English - Fast Food
    "Animated English is a series of ten animated video lessons for learners of English which I created using GoAnimate for Schools..."

    + Related articles
    (englishblog.com)

 

 

  • Group Helps US Children Learn About Healthy Foods - Text + Audio + Video - 30 May 2015
    "In its fifth year, FoodCorps puts more than 180 young Americans into 500 schools across the United States, where they focus on teaching students about nutrition, engaging them with hands-on activities, and improving their access to healthy foods whether in the cafeteria or the greater community."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Ad of the Day: Pizza Hut Delivery Classic Crust
    COMMENT + TRANSCRIPT + LANGUAGE NOTES + Related articles

    (englishblog.com)

 

 

 

  • The Feast - Disney - UPDATED
    "Winston est un petit chien errant qui se fait adopter par un homme.
    Choyé et nourrit comme un roi, Winston va pouvoir satisfaire sa soif de gourmandise grâce à son maître qui lui prépare de bon repas,
    certes caloriques et gras, mais apparemment très appétissant.
    Un jour, son maître va trouver l'amour et un grand changement culinaire va alors se mettre en place..."

    (YouTube)

     

 

 

 

  • English in a Minute: Junk Food - Video
    "What expression describes food that you may like but is not very health? This video will tell you all about "junk food."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com/content)

 

 

  • Which Halloween Candy Is Worse For You?
    "Not all Halloween candy is created equal. This year, before you indiscriminately devour your entire candy haul, watch this short video that compares candy nutrition facts. Your waistline will thank you."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

  • Diners Increase Business with Healthy Food - Text + Audio + Video
    "Restaurants called “diners” can be found throughout the United States. They make simple, low-cost food.
    But traditional diner food is often unhealthy. One group of diners is cooking healthier food for their customers and, surprisingly, they love it."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

 

 

  • More Than 1 Billion Tons of Food Wasted Each Year
    "The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 billion tons of food goes to waste yearl.
    Some food experts estimate that up to 40 percent of all food in most wealthy countries is wasted." 

    (learningenglish.voanews.co)

  • Developers of Genetically Modified Crops Win Food Prize 
    "Robert Fraley, Mary Dell Chilton and Marc van Montagu received the $250,000 prize on October 17 in the American state of Iowa.
    The World Food Prize organization praised the technology that the scientists created, saying it increased food crops."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Insect eating creeps on to Paris menus - Article + Video - 20 November 2013
    "Scorpions and grasshoppers can now be found on the menus of upscale French restaurants,
    just as those concerned about the world's increasing demand for protein are looking to insects as one solution."

    + 'Established and palatable'
    + Insect delicacies from around the world
    + UN report on edible insects

    (BBC)

 

 

  • Sesame Street: The Hungry Games- Catching Fur (Hunger Games: Catching Fire Parody)
    "Cookieness Evereat is back to play in the Hungry Games. Can Cookieness and her friends, Finnicky, Tick Tock Lady, and Pita escape from the poking monkeys and tickling winds? Find out in The Hungry Games: Catching Fur. May the cookies be ever in your flavor.
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    (YouTube)
    "The Muppets of Sesame Street present their parody version of The Hunger Games. Cookie Monster stars as Cookiness Evereat who must lead her team through trials that test their thinking skills, but in this version nobody has to kill anyone. What they have to do is eat, and that strains Cookie Monster's self-control a bit. Best pun: Peeta is a piece of pita." (Neatorama)

     

 

 

  • How safe is food served by pop-up street outlets? - 13 October 2013
    "Street food is increasingly popular across the UK with a boom in outlets and festivals dedicated to the cuisine.
    But how effectively is street food policed and is this sufficient to ensure public safety?"

    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Genetic engineering: The world's greatest scam?
    "Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate.
    The introduction of genetically manipulated organisms by choice or by accident grossly undermines sustainable agriculture and in so doing, severely limits the choice of food we can eat..."

    (YouTube)