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View What are Healthy Foods?
Student Productions, Moving Image

There seems to be mass confusion about what we should be eating. QUEST explores how the government's food pyramid and many of the latest diet plans only make it more confusing.

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Diet.
Nutrition.
Food.

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Spring
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

Because spring comes so late to northern New England, things have to happen quickly and profusely. Spring is the time of year that wildlife and plants come to life again and get right to the business of creating new life.

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Spring -- New England
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England
Ecology/Energy

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Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:43

For those plants and animals that don't migrate south for winter, a lot of preparation goes into getting ready for winter. When it comes to dealing with winter, plants and animals know things we humans don't.

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Winter -- New England
Ecology/Energy
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England

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Bioinvasion
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

As human activity silently globalizes our world, our modern day ecology is under onslaught from spreading alien organisms. These plants and animals are capable of moving aggressively into a habitat and monopolizing resources to the detriment of other species. Can scientists help us win the war against this bio-invasion?

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Invasive species
Ecology

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Carbohydrates vs Fat and Protein
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:05:34

The traditional food pyramid focuses primarily on carbohydrates, yet supporters of diets higher in fat maintain that carbohydrates are the very food that makes you fat.

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Obesity
Atkins diet
Food guide pyramid
Carbohydrates in human nutrition

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The Nation's Playground
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

With its remarkable coastline, deep-green forest, and rolling landscape, Maine has been a favorite place for visitors for over a century. During the late 1800s, trains and steamboats brought visitors to every corner of the state. Over the last century, tourism has grown into Maine’s largest industry.

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Recreation/Tourism
Tourism -- Maine -- History

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Why Obesity Rates Have Increased
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:03:37

There are a number of reasons why the rates of overweight and obesity have greatly increased. Some factors are lack of physical activity, the types of foods that people are eating, and the confusion about nutrition.

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Diet
Obesity

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Bobbin Basket
Maine State Museum, Artifact

Rectangular bottom, weave-bottom: 5 strips 1 way, 15 other (each 3/8" wide), crosswoven; sides: 1 1/6" weaver. Then 1 3/8" weaver (green) then 16 thin weavers, 1 /16" wide. At this point, 2 panels in front & 1 on each side (approx. 2.5" wide each) continue upward in pyramid fashion. Rings (1 3/8" diameter) of wrapped; ash splint hang from tops of these pryamids (the ring from front pyramid is missing). Whole back of basket continues in pyramid fashion w/ a few rows of 1/8" wide splints in between prevalent 1/16" wide weavers. Wide weavers were once green - very faded now. 2 rings appear to have been green, other may have been red or brown. No other evidence of color. 4th ring in basket, loose, but does not match other 3. COND: good except for missing ring and color.

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Baskets
Basket making
Native Americans
Indian baskets

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Rolling back the frontier
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

In the 1600s, European settlers left everything they knew to take advantage of Maine’s abundant resources. Despite back-breaking work, a harsh climate, and cultural clashes, they successfully carved out a new life for themselves. But by the end of the century, most of them would leave Maine in fear and live for years as war refugees.

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Native Americans
Settlements

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Intro - Food
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:24

For the first time in our history, we are facing a national obesity crisis. Is there a perfect diet? There seems to be a full plate of choices, yet we are starving for good answers.

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Diet
Food
Food supply
Food consumption

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