Family & Consumer Sciences


Reading and Understanding the New Food Label 30 min.

This program highlights changes in the new food label, which will be required in 2018. Viewers learn how it has been simplified for the consumer and modernized based on current nutrition science.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Fighting Fat 13 min.

Thirty-five years after the first dietary guidelines, how much do we really know about the science behind a healthy diet?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

D&D: Lessons from a Media Panic 13 min.

Dungeons and Dragons was once accused of leading children to Satanism, but today the game looks more like a solution to a problem plaguing modern parenting.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Truth about Meat 53 min.

Every week brings a new headline about the dangers of meat. Sausages top the cancer list. Bacon is as bad as smoking. And other processed meats are positively deadly. But is there any truth to these juicy meat-based headlines? Leading industry experts dispel some everyday myths about meat, scientific studies reveal the beneficial health aspects that meat can provide, and stunts and demonstrations...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Baked Beans: Inside the Factory—How Our Food Is Made (Series 2) 59 min.

Gregg Wallace helps to unload 27 tons of dried haricot beans from North America and follows them on a one and a half mile journey through the largest baked bean factory in the world, which makes more than three million cans of beans every 24 hours. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey follows the journey of her discarded baked bean can through a recycling center and on to the largest steelworks in the UK. And...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Cereals: Inside the Factory—How Our Food Is Made (Series 2) 60 min.

Gregg Wallace receives a load of corn fresh off the boat from Argentina and follows its journey through the largest breakfast cereal factory in Europe as it is cooked, milled and flavored to become Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey finds out about the immunity-boosting powers of vitamin D, which is added to many of our breakfast cereals. Cherry also discovers the effect that skippin...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Crisps: Inside the Factory—How Our Food Is Made (Series 2) 59 min.

Gregg Wallace follows 27 tons of potatoes from a farm in Hampshire through the largest crisp factory on earth, as they are peeled, sliced and fried to make more than five million packets of crisps every 24 hours. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey discovers the secrets of perfect crisp potatoes which are special varieties grown exclusively to make crisps, as well the surprising ways that our brain can be tr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Inside the Factory: How Our Food Is Made (Series 2) 300 min.

With exclusive access to some of the world’s biggest and busiest factories – some opening their doors to TV cameras for the very first time – Inside the Factory reveals the extraordinary secrets of our favorite consumer goods. Gregg Wallace discovers the astonishing machinery and processes that allow these supersized factories to produce the food and goods we buy, meeting the people who work there...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Shoes: Inside the Factory 60 min.

Gregg Wallace joins a human production line in the largest sports shoe factory in the UK to see how they produce three-and-a-half thousand pairs of trainers every 24 hours by sewing 32 million individual stiches and using 140 miles of thread. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey gets hands on in a tannery to help them process thousands of rawhides into finished leather for the nation's shoes, and finds out ho...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Sweets: Inside the Factory—How Our Food Is Made (Series 2) 60 min.

Gregg Wallace helps to unload a tanker full of sugar from Norfolk and follows it through one of the oldest sweet factories in Britain to see how over 500 workers, as well as some mind-boggling machines, transform it into over a hundred million individual sweets within just 24 hours. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey is let inside the research and development department and experiences for herself how hard...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016