The Kid Should See This

Nutrition with Animated Science

After a month of bad eating, our Universitat de Barcelona Animated Science hero finds that he’s feeling quite ill. A visit to the doctor reveals that he has to maintain a more balanced diet so that his body gets the nutrition it needs to feel and perform better.

This is Animated Science: Nutrition from the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the University of Barcelona.

unhealthy eating
talking with the doctor about nutrition
It was produced in 2016 with the International Year of Pulses in mind. Pulses are “the edible seeds of plants in the legume family.”

shopping with nutrition in mind

The animation comes with Spanish and Catalan labels, as well.


Previously from the series: The Scientific Method, animated and Animated Science: The Periodic Table.

Watch this TED-Ed next: How the food you eat affects your gut.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

The chemistry of cookies – TED Ed

Rion Nakaya

Why is biodiversity so important?

Rion Nakaya

The ABCs of Gas

Rion Nakaya

The Scientific Method, animated

Rion Nakaya

How is cheese made by hand?

Rion Nakaya

How to peel potatoes quickly and easily

Rion Nakaya

4 Levels of Spaghetti & Meatballs: Amateur to Food Scientist

Rion Nakaya

What does the word ‘theory’ mean in science?

Rion Nakaya

How to make ketchup, an easy recipe for all ages

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe