Graphic Stories

Antioxidant Superpowers

Jazzy and Vito find out how powerful antioxidant-rich foods are for good health with an experiment Pops helps them do.

Eating the Rainbow

Vito runs into Pops at the grocery store. He’s impressed with what Pops has in his shopping cart: a rainbow of fruit and vegetable colors! Vito thought just eating one kind of fruit or vegetable was good enough. Pops explains why it is import to consume a variety of different colors.

Decoding Diabetes

Cardi drinks a bottle of 100% pomegranate juice which is advertised as being full of antioxidants. Cardi happens to glance at the nutrition label and sees that it contains 40 grams of carbohydrates, 34 grams of it from sugar. Cardi thinks about her mom’s diabetes eating plan that limits carbohydrates to 45–60 grams per meal. Cardi wonders if she should cut down on juice and drink something else.

Alive and Well

Sam tells Miss Georgia about a wellness program at his son’s new job. Sam and Miss Georgia wonder how they could help create a wellness program at the community center. They think creating a survey for the community would help them understand what a wellness program could look like.

Diabetes Dilemma

Miss Georgia tells Cardi that she has been recently diagnosed with diabetes, and her doctor noted that diabetes often runs in families and that her siblings should be tested. Miss Georgia and Cardi both wonder if a family history of diabetes or lifestyle things like exercise and food are the bigger factor in whether a person gets diabetes.

Inside Inflammation

Cardi cuts her finger chopping vegetables. The next day it is red, swollen, and sore. Pops a comments on how inflammation is the body’s way of healing an injury. They discuss inflammation as the cause of many chronic diseases like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

get notified!

We hate spam too! Your e-mail address will not be sold or shared.

Meet Big Sam

Big Sam is a 40-something security guard at the high school Jazzy and Vito attend. Big Sam is worried about his health and recently found out his blood pressure is high. He covers up his worries with jokes. He lives in the apartment above Miss Georgia.

Meet Jazzy

Jazzy is a cheerful younger high school age girl. She is a cheerleader and does gymnastics. She enjoys spending time with older people and loves to bake with Miss Georgia. She has asthma and works hard to control it so she can enjoy her activities.

Meet Cardi

Cardi is a 30-something aerobics teacher at the community center who loves to help people get more fit and healthy but can be a bit too much “in your face” about it. She means well though!

Meet Vito

Vito is a plays-it-cool older high schooler who is sweet-natured at heart. He plays basketball at the community center and is friends with Jazzy. He loves pop and chips and can’t see why eating all he wants of them is a problem.

Meet Pops

Pops is a retired high school science teacher who loves to keep helping people learn about science and health. He likes to check out what everyone is doing or talking about and step in to give his opinion.

Meet Miss Georgia

Miss Georgia is a fun-loving lady in her 50’s who loves to sing, dance, and bake. She is always helping out at community events. She recently found out she has diabetes, and she is learning new ways to cook.