Fact or Quack

by  McMillen Health

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Students are empowered to differentiate between marketing scams and healthy lifestyle choices. Interactive activities provide accurate guidelines for diet and exercise. The program examines the harmful effects of fad diets, anorexia, bulimia, and obesity.

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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) 6, 7, 8

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...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

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. This program begins with a brief overview of nutrition from ChooseMyPlate.gov.
2. Eating disorders are examined including anorexia, bulimia, and impulsive eating.
3. The "Fact or Quack" game show is played to learn about marketing scams.
4. Fad diets, diet pills, and exercise products are analyzed.
5. Lastly, winning the battle for a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and exercise are reinforced.


1.. Use the USDA's ChooseMyPlate icon to analyze healthy and unhealthy food habits.
2. Define "calorie" and predict the result if calorie intake and calorie use are not balanced.
3. List valid sources of nutrition information (www.ChooseMyPlate.gov).
4. Define and determine the health risks of anorexia, bulimia, and obesity.
5. List developmentally appropriate physical activities they could engage in for between 30-60 minutes per day.
6. State the effect that inactivity has on strength and endurance.
7. Examine the validity of beneficial claims for health related products.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

US National Health Education Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7.
Visit mcmillenhealth.org for more information or call (888) 240-7268.

State Standards

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