Explore the Wellbody Academy nutrition area and learn what your body needs from food and how to eat more healthily.



Here you will find:

Food Analyzer
The Food Analyzer lets you check the nutritional content of different foods that can be selected from a conveyor belt. Choose a food “puck” made from a Mason jar lid, scan your choice on a built-in food scanner to learn about nutritional details, and then attempt the challenge of creating a day’s worth of healthy, balanced meals. The component includes four identical scanning stations along the conveyer belt.

Customized Calorie Budgetizer
A pair of simple mechanical calculators enables you to find your daily calorie budgets based on sex, age, and activity level. Turn the knob on the appropriate device (either male or female) until your age is visible in the first data window and your activity level is visible in the second window. Then read the associated number of recommended calories in the third window to determine your personal calorie budget. The messaging is framed in terms of "energy in" and "energy out.

An Apple a Day…
How fast can you match the rotating dials to find out how your body uses different nutrients and in which foods they can be found.

Burger Planet
This two-person, scripted role-playing experience has a fast food drive through operator helping a customer to evaluate his or her fast food selections in terms of caloric "price tags." See the challenges of constructing a reasonable meal from fast food options while learning about strategies to lower their caloric "price tags."  

Portion Practice
This display helps you understand serving sizes by equating them with everyday items such as playing cards, dice, golf balls, a baseball and an 8 ounce plastic bottle. Touch and examine displays of realistic food props and common everyday items that represent an appropriate serving size of that food. 

Portion Distortion
This display addresses portion distortion by providing a side-by-side comparison of differently sized silverware and dishes. It demonstrates how the use of smaller silverware and dishes creates an illusion that makes people feel full and satisfied despite eating and drinking less. It also addresses how deceiving serving sizes can be in prepackaged foods, and how the size of food offerings has increased over the years.