Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 13, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Food Scores” Shows Visual Displays Of Nutritional Content


EWG’s Food Scores site provides an accessible and visual informational display of the nutritional values of just about any food imaginable. You can read more about it at Fast Company.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide what studies have found to be the most useful info — how much time it takes to do various exercises to “work it off.” There are other sites on The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety that do provide those reports.

Nevertheless, I’m still adding Food Scores to that list.

January 20, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Statistic Of The Day: Eat Your Fruits & Vegetables!

The Grapes of Contentment is an article in The Pacific Standard about a new study on nutrition.

Here’s an excerpt:


It could be another addition to the lesson in my forthcoming book that helps student develop intrinsic motivation for eating more healthy.

I’m adding this post to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety.

December 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Eat: The Story Of Food” Is An Impressive National Geographic Interactive


Eat: The Story Of Food is an impressive interactive from National Geographic. It examines the history, health and future of food with what appears to be an almost endless supply of multimedia features.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety, particularly because of its section on sugar.

December 24, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Fast Food Bad For Student Brains

In a not very big surprise, researchers found that eating junk food means students do worse in school.

Here’s a quote from a story about the study:


The Washington Post goes on to say:

Why exactly fast food could be blunting school children’s brains is unclear. A study conducted last year showed that nutrients like iron, which can be lacking in fast food, are essential for the development of a child’s brain. Diets high in fat and cholesterol have also been linked to poorer memory.

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety.

I have a lesson plan in my upcoming book on student motivation about this very topic, and this study reinforces it.

While I’m at it, I’m adding The New York Times interactive, What 2,000 Calories Looks Like, to the same list.