Move It! is an original, award winning children's program and is part of WSKG Public Media’s Working on Wellness initiative. This health and wellness series focuses on keeping families active, nutritional education and self-awareness.
The series is broken into three components:
• Move It! focuses on physical activity, label reading, Geocaching, sugary drinks and bullying.
• Fuel It! emphasizes the importance of nutrition and demonstrates children creating their own after school fuel recipes.
• Cool It! teaches children self-awareness and confidence through yoga and goal setting.
This collection includes over 30 videos and resources that range in length from two to ten minutes and cover a wide variety of New York State Health and Physical Education standards including personal health and skills for healthy living.
To learn more about Working on Wellness click here.
In this video, children find adventure in the great outdoors! At Lime Hollow, the group goes letterboxing, where they follow a set of directions that leads them to a box with a rubber stamp and booklet. In the booklet many other names can be found of people who have found the letterbox before them! The group then goes geocaching, where they input coordinates into their GPS to find a “treasure box.” Once they find it, they sign the booklet, take something from the box and leave something new they brought for the next adventurers!
In this video, children learn about teamwork and trust as they work together to complete physically and mentally tough challenges while on a ropes course. Using partners and small groups, children walk on wires with only their partner for stability and climb trees to walk a tightrope with their peers belaying below them.
This video helps people of all ages read nutrition labels correctly. Pat Mizerak registered dietician at United Health Services, points out important things on a label such as serving size and calories because the two directly affect each other. She also notes upon bad things we don’t want to see high numbers of such as saturated fat and sodium and the good things that we do want to see a lot of, such as calcium, vitamins A and C and iron.
In this video, Move It! cast members learn the importance of reading nutrition labels and what parts are most significant. Focusing on the serving size and calories, Pat Mizerak, a registered dietician United Health Services, teaches the pair learn to not only look at the calories because the serving size could be much higher than 1 which would result in a higher calorie intake. They also discuss how many calories a person should consume a day which is dependent on one’s age, gender and build.
This video gives viewers an inside look at what registered dietitian, Pat Mizerak, calls “portion distortion.” Focusing on serving size, Pat points out that restaurants often serve larger portions than what is recommended by the USDA which can lead to distortion of what an actual portion size should be.
In this video, Mackenzie teams up with Molly Morgan, a registered dietician, Tim, and Derek, Binghamton Senators hockey players, to show viewers the amount of added sugar in some of the most popular beverages. Tim and Derek compete against each other to guess how much sugar they think is in different beverages such as Gatorade, Coca Cola, and a Monster Energy Drink. Finally, the group discussed how often the drinks should be consumed.
Registered dietician, Molly Morgan of Creative Nutrition Solutions, works with Move It! cast members in this video to give a brief overview of how to make healthier choices while dining out. They start with chicken, noting that grilled is much healthier than fried and to order a side order of vegetables. Next, at a Mexican restaurant, order a quesadilla without the chips and be sure to get 100% juice instead of soda. Finally, at a burger joint, get a small burger but skip the fries and go for a healthy alternative such as apple slices.
This video depicts a mock bullying scene with children playing a game and excluding one child. During the mock segment, Mackenzie, the host, identifies what bullying is, the different forms of bullying, and what to do if you or a friend is being bullied. Finally, the scene is replayed with a different outcome with all three children engaging with each other.