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Teach Diabetes: Foster a Healthy Lifestyle | WEBINAR | GBH Education

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-Originally recorded November 11, 2020-

This webinar is hosted by GBH Education in association with PBS LearningMedia. In this webinar, teachers will:
– Better understand the urgency to teach about diabetes to students in grades 6-12
– Hear positive stories of courage and hope and explore how the disease connects with social justice issues
– Learn about FREE resources on PBS LearningMedia and new teaching strategies

“Diabetes is a chronic disease that’s notoriously difficult to control. It can maim… and even kill. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the US, costing more than $325 billion each year. It’s now predicted that one in three children born since 2000 will develop the disease.”

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Blood Sugar Rising which premiered on PBS, puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness through portraits and voices of Americans. Our featured speaker, Karen Washington (portrayed in the film Blood Sugar Rising) is an urban farmer, educator and healthy food activist in the Bronx. Karen will lead a conversation to stimulate thinking around teaching strategies to understand healthy foods as a social justice issue and to foster healthy food choices.

– Visit the Blood Sugar Rising Collection on PBS LearningMedia:
https://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/blood-sugar-rising/

– Stream Blood Sugar Rising now:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/blood-sugar-rising/home/watch/

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