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>> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm veronique. here's this week's top story. [ up-tempo music plays ] eating disorders are, unfortunately, all too common
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among american teens, and you might be surprised to find out what some experts believe contributes to the problem. katie tells us more. [ electronic music plays ] >> fashion is big business, and it depends heavily on models to show off items like clothes, hair, and makeup. invariably, these models are tall, good-looking, and thin, and that might be sending the wrong message when it comes to eating. listen to what a survey of girls in 5th through 12th grade discovered. when asked what influenced their idea of how the perfect body should look, 47% said they were influenced by pictures of models in magazines. and here's one more thing to think about. you know those kinds of perfect bodies you see on runways and in advertising? well, according to the experts, only about 5% of us naturally look like that. or, put another way, 95% of us, the overwhelming majority, don't look like the models we see. and that has some teens taking drastic measures that can lead to what medical experts call
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eating disorders. to talk more about this is dr. megan jones. she's a psychologist from stanford university. welcome, doctor. >> hi. thanks for having me. >> so that we're all on the same page, what exactly are eating disorders? >> eating disorders are conditions that occur when you are not eating in a healthy way. and what i mean by that is where you're trying to overly control your eating by cutting out food groups, not eating enough, or feeling like you're losing control over your eating, and where you feel really guilty and maybe even feel ashamed about how you look and how you're eating. >> okay. when you look at models and you see them so thin, i mean, isn't it healthier to be thin than to be chubby? >> well, that's not necessarily true. so, when you look at models who are, like, on fashion runways,
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they're not healthy. that kind of thin is actually very, very dangerous. and when you look at people who are overweight, they might actually be much, much healthier physically and emotionally than those models on a runway. >> so you're saying that it's actually unhealthy for teens to compare ourselves to fashion models and other types of celebrities like that? >> it is unhealthy because it's an unfair comparison, and it's unrealistic. >> you know, that brings up another point. the models that we see in magazines, for example, or even on the red carpet like at awards ceremonies, are we seeing a true picture of what they really look like, or are they somehow enhanced or changed through technology or other devices? >> they're changed a lot. the images that we see in media like magazines, online, at the academy awards, they're not real. there's a lot of things that happen before someone even gets in front of the camera, in terms
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of makeup and lighting, maybe even plastic surgery. and then, after the image is taken, tools like photoshop are used to alter the image to what we see. >> so, when we talk about the danger of comparing ourselves to what we see, is that something that is really just for girls, or are guys susceptible to this, as well? >> guys are definitely susceptible, as well, and, unfortunately, we're less likely to notice when guys are affected because boys are less likely to come forward and say that they're concerned about their body image or they're less likely to be noticed when they're eating in a way that is too strict. so the images and media that boys see affects them just as much as it affects girls. >> interesting. thank you very much, dr. jones. >> thank you. >> clearly, the message here is eating a proper and healthy diet
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never goes out of fashion. for "teen kids news," i'm katie. ♪
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>> this message is brought to you by the national road safety foundation. they want you to keep your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and your mind on driving. >> it was pretty much a regular day at wheeling park high school in west virginia when... >> a girl student walked in, and
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she said we won nationals, and we were all shocked, so i ran to mrs. jebbia. i was like, "is this true?" and she said, "yes, it is true." that's how wheeling's sadd chapter found out they were the winners of this year's drivingskills 101 contest, sponsored by the national road safety foundation. >> well, we were ecstatic, you know? >> wheeling's road to success began when they attended last year's national sadd conference in nashville, tennessee. >> well, yeah, i saw that on their teenlane.org. it was a whole bunch of information about how teens like us can bring an awareness to teen driver safety. >> oh, look, and there's cool prizes, too! you can even get your psa shown at the sadd national conference and put on "teen kids news"? >> you know, i think they're actually about to show it right now. [ cheers and applause ] >> and they came back, and they were like, "there's this contest, and we want to enter it, and we were so excited about it." and so they put together a storyboard, and then we submitted it, and we won, so we were pretty excited.
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everybody was thrilled about it. when we got the e-mail, everybody was kind of jumping around, happy about it, so, it's pretty exciting. >> nicely done, sean. >> as part of the prize for taking first place, the students got to work with a professional tv crew to shoot their psa. >> that was great. okay. the only thing now is just the low shot. >> we did a psa about informing people on driving and how tailgating is a form of bullying. >> after introducing the crew, the producer showed the sadd members and some volunteer students the storyboards. >> why don't we walk through the ideas that the sadd chapter submitted for your drivingskills 101 tailgating psa so we know we're all on the same page about what we're doing, okay? so, we're gonna be starting out with a montage of shots in the hallway. these will be typical shots of what goes on in a high school hallway, and we're gonna assign each of you something to do, and you're gonna do that the same
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way over and over again each time we shoot the scene from a different angle. okay? so, let's go do it! >> get ready, and action! >> what's up, loser? get out of my way, nerd. >> yeah. >> i was the victim. i was the one that was getting bullied. >> hey, what's up losers? >> well, i was the bully today, so i got to pick on jeff. not really pick on him, but, you know, pretend. >> come on. get out of the way, nerd. no, i'm not really a bully. >> get out of my way, nerd. get out of my way, nerd. get out of my way, nerd. get out of my way, nerd. get out of my way, nerd. get out of the way. >> no, no, no, no, no. >> no, "get out of my, nerd." >> ugh! coming up next, showing how bullying doesn't just happen in school but also on the road. i'll have that when "teen kids news" continues.
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[ theme music plays ] >> we're in wheeling, west virginia, and these members of the local sadd chapter are
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learning about what it takes to shoot a public service announcement. >> and the point of this psa was to teach kids that bullying's not okay, and you can even bully on the road when you follow too close. >> we're hoping that people see that tailgating's a serious problem that people face every day and that it can cause accidents and harm your safety and your life. >> so, guys, you ready? we're gonna start. so, shane and jeff, your car's gonna be down there. >> while some students were cast as the actors... >> i was the bully. >> i was the one that was getting bullied. >> ...other students were assigned various jobs, from prepping the cars... >> good. >> ...to assisting the director. >> rolling. got timecode? >> rolling, speeding. >> 01:15:46. >> and action. >> i was taking the times, the timecoding. basically, i had to pay attention to every single scene before it started. >> and everybody ready? >> 01:14:47. >> the timecode would be yelled, and i had to write it down as it was being said, and i had to pay
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attention a lot, so i was behind the camera the whole time, paying attention to everything, and it was -- it's a busy job, but you get it done. it's fun. >> go, bri! stop! >> don't worry. there's only a doll in the baby carriage. >> go, brianna. action. >> there was still one more part of the production -- recording the narration for the psa. two students volunteered to do that. >> i did the voiceover. it was really fun because you always just think that you just talk and then it goes through, but no, you had to go, like, over and over. and little things like how you say "and" or how loud you say a word, it does make a difference. that was interesting. [ chuckles ] >> 5, 4, 3, 2... bullies -- they're in school, and they're on the road, especially when they tailgate. >> you're still too nice. >> oh, my god. >> they definitely learned that the making of a psa is a lot more work than they maybe
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thought it was. but i heard a lot of really positive things. they were like, "this is so much fun. this is great learning about this," so they really liked it. >> i learned that it takes a lot more people than just one camera guy and one director. >> i learned that it takes more shots of the same scene over and over to get it right. a lot of little things have to be corrected. i learned that. >> i thought it was a great first experience, and i hope to have plenty more experiences like this. ♪ >> action! >> whoa! whoa! >> come on, man! >> your look of "come on" is great. >> [ laughs ] ♪ >> david, get out of the shot. [ laughter ] >> with all the shooting completed, the next step is for the tv crew to edit the shots into a one-minute psa. and then... >> we get to go to sadd
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nationals, and we get to see the psa we put together today. >> and you'll get to see it, as well, next week on "teen kids news." see you then. i'm nicole reporting. ♪ [ ringtone chimes ] >> so, how was your drive? >> interesting. >> coming up, we'll meet kids who help turn something you throw out every day into a real masterpiece.
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>> it's been said that one person's trash is another person's art. some elementary students are proving that's certainly true, but with a twist. daniella has the story. >> from a distance, it sure looks like this museum in newark, new jersey, has one of the world's greatest paintings on display -- "starry night," by vincent van gogh. >> when vincent van gogh died, he became famous for his paintings. but when he was alive, nobody liked his paintings. >> he, like, uses bright colors in all his paintings, except for one of them when he was really mad -- he used dark colors. >> yes, all true, but what's not true is that van gogh painted
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this picture. it's actually a copy of his "starry night" made up of recycled bottle caps. >> some of these are from coffee, orange juice, and lots of things. we had trouble getting the yellow ones the most. and the blue ones are from water, like, when you drink water. we had trouble with these ones, too. >> 1st-grade teacher andrea arguello wanted the students to learn about two subjects that don't usually go together -- art and recycling. >> and then these color ones, like, some of these are from the cafeteria bottles. and then the green ones are mainly from, like, the sodas, sprite. >> the book "bottlecap little bottlecap" gave the teacher the idea to create the mural. >> the brown ones are from chocolate milk. these big ones, the big yellow ones, are from coffee. the white ones are from, like, water. you can see the transparent
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ones. the orange ones are from orange juice. and that's pretty much it. >> so, it took about 300 students. it was october through march we collected... >> the bottle caps for the "starry night" mural. >> and it took one month to make the mural. >> the picture needed about 7,000 bottle caps, so the kids began collecting. >> teachers, students, some people from maria's deli -- a lot of people helped. >> we put a little sign that said, "please help us collect bottle caps for the 'starry night' mural." >> this is incredible. i never imagined such a tremendous impact. >> it sure was tremendous. with the help of the community, they collected not 7,000 but more than 50,000 caps. >> ms. arguello first painted it, and then she screwed in the
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bottle caps on three large pieces of wood. >> sounds easy, but even with the volunteers helping out, it was a lot of work. when the mural was finally finished, it was too big to display in their school. >> well, i wrote an e-mail to the museum and called them, and they called back. and within a day or two, they said that, "we would love to display it," and we were so happy that they gave us that chance. >> newark museum's ted lind said the decision to display the mural was an easy one. >> it's an incredible work of art. we've already had some people come up and want to buy the mural, and i think that says a lot about the quality of it, the craftsmanship, the hours of labor that were put into that. >> in fact, the museum is encouraging the school to take on a new project to create a bottle-cap mural to complement the work done by another important artist. >> his name was joseph stella, and we have a major piece that he created in the 1920s here called "voice of the city interpreted," and it's just a wonderful representation of
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new york city at the time when -- you know, in the "roaring '20s," when everything was very exciting and dynamic. it's very colorful. so we're hoping to connect that artwork with the children at the school and they'll create another major piece. >> the other goal of the art project was to get the community to become more aware of the importance of recycling. >> the message that people could get is not only trash is trash -- you can use trash to recycle, and you can make brand-new things out of it. >> i would say the thing that i really enjoyed the most was that children were teaching their parents about recycling. many parents were not recycling at home, and because of this, children told them, and they are recycling now. >> there's a famous saying that, "imitation is the highest form of flattery." in that case, vincent van gogh would no doubt be pleased to know that a painting he did more than a hundred years ago still has the capacity to capture
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so much attention today. for "teen kids news," i'm daniella. >> this report is brought to you by p&g. >> p&g is helping give kids a golden future thanks to team usa athletes like soccer star tobin heath. this summer, when you purchase participating p&g products at your local shoprite, you'll help send hundreds of children to local camps, hosted by team usa athletes. >> being a part of this p&g program for shoprite has been fantastic and has really allowed me to give back to my community, inspire another generation, and really just get out here and practice with these kids. >> learn more about this p&g program at shoprite.com. >> next, i'm gonna show you how to make a delicious healthy snack that will keep you going all day long. "teen kids news" will be right back.
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>> we've got another easy recipe to impress your family and friends with, courtesy of the culinary institute of america. >> peanut butter and chocolate is probably the best flavor combination ever, and when you add some dried fruit, nuts, and oats, you're gonna make some really great granola bars.
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let's get started. first, what you're gonna do is you're gonna take a cup and a half of peanut butter and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften it up and be able to coat all of your ingredients. [ microwave beeps ] okay. perfect. and you might need more than 30 seconds, depending on the microwave, but if you do, just throw it back in. it's no big deal. give it a stir so it's nice and melted, and you're gonna add 1/2 cup of honey right in there. perfect. okay. give that a nice mix. you want it to be really incorporated so you can mix it around with all the other ingredients. perfect. okay. now you're gonna add 1 1/2 cups of oats. some chopped cashews -- about 1/2 cup.
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2/3 cup of almonds, chopped up, as well. and i use dried craisins, but you can use raisins, you can use dried cherries -- any kind of dried fruit you'd like. that's about 1/3 cup. and you're gonna give that a mix so it's fully incorporated. just like that. and once your peanut butter mixture is all cooled down, then you can add the chocolate chips. you don't want to add it right away 'cause they'll melt. perfect. and then 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. perfect. okay. once that's fully incorporated, you're gonna take an 8x8 pan and line it with parchment paper. okay. and you're gonna scoop it right
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into the pan. the best part about these is that you don't have to bake them in the oven, so they're done in only about an hour when they're all cooled. so you can eat them as soon as you want. and you're just gonna press it down just like that. okay, this batch has been sitting for about one hour in the refrigerator. and when you line the parchment beforehand, make sure you give a little bit of extra parchment on top so you can pull them out of the pan easier. now we're gonna cut them up. these look really good. okay. great. and last one. if you're on the go, these peanut butter chocolate granola bars are perfect to take along. let's have a bite.
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mmm! they're so good and so peanut buttery. [ chuckles ] at the culinary institute of america, for "teen kids news," i'm nicole. >> that looks really good. we'll see you again next week with another edition of "teen kids news." see you.
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