Balance Your Act

by  McMillen Health

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Students learn how to manage their caloric intake by identifying high fat and highly sweetened foods. Youth will gain the knowledge to plan a basic exercise program. Plastinated human organs are used to illustrate results of poor daily food choices and lack of exercise.

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About This Program


By Request: $210.00
By Request Premium: $195.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! For the UK, the fee is 98 British Pounds. Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12 age 13-19 Public Library: Adults

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours of notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. BMI is discussed as one measure of fitness
2. National changes from CDC in BMI are presented to illustrate need for balance between diet & exercise
3. Various reasons for the increasing BMI and health implications are discussed
4. FITT principle is introduced and students are encouraged to assess their current level of exercise
5. Plastinated human organs are used to show actual effects of poor food/exercise choices
5. Nutrition guidelines are listed
6. A video clip demonstrates the effects of consuming high sugar beverages


Upon completion of this program the student will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of eating a variety of food from the United States Department of Agriculture’s My Plate.
2. Identify how food preparation can change the caloric value of a food.
3. List three diseases that may result due to a diet high in fat and sugar.
4. Identify the sugar content of some common foods.
5. List two ways one can decrease fat and cholesterol build-up in the arterial walls.
6. Distinguish between saturated and unsaturated fat.
7. Predict outcomes if calorie intake and exercise are not balanced.
8. State how overall health and fitness affects a person’s mental health.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Health Education Standards: 1,2,5,6,7.
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State Standards

Visit mcmillenhealth.org for the alignment to Indiana Academic Standards for Health and Wellness.