Tag Archives: nutrition

Feeding the Animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

I’m Mike Maslanka. I’m the head of the Department of Animal Nutrition here at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and we’re in the commissary In the commissary our role is to make all the diets for all the animals in the park every day. A balanced diet contributes to our overall health and a balanced diet… Read More »

How One Kenyan Village Fuels The World’s Fastest Distance Runners | Feed The Flame

(FEED THE FLAME) I’m here in the small village of Iten, Kenya, home to the Kalenjin tribe and some of the world’s most dominant long-distance runners. The Kalenjin tribe makes up 0.6% of the world’s population. They are always in the top 80-90% of long-distance runners in the world at any given time. I’ve been… Read More »

NYSS Listening Session Part 1: Introduction to the National Youth Sports Strategy

>>Don Wright: Well, good morning. I’m Dr. Don Wright, one of the deputy assistant secretaries for health, and director at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Let me start by welcoming all of you here today. It’s a pleasure to have you here with us today for the National Youth Sports Strategy Listening… Read More »

The science of milk – Jonathan J. O’Sullivan

Why do humans drink so much milk? And given that all mammals lactate, why do we favor certain types of milk over others? Milk is the first thing we drink, and thanks to developments in the production and variety of dairy products, it can take on countless forms for our dietary and sensory well-being. Milk’s… Read More »

Service Learning: Where education meets community needs

And now we’re going to switch to our next one. Has anyone had beets before? We’re going to be doing compressions on these mannequins– At EVMS, service learning is an outgrowth of who we are. To get out into our community, to get to go to the schools and speak with the citizens and people… Read More »