By the end of the semester you will be able to...
1. State the nutrients, their functions, deficiencies, and toxicities (if applicable).
2.Evaluate sources of nutrition information
3. Apply the principles of nutrition when selecting your diet.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of digestion and absorption.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of metabolism and energy balance.
6. Gain knowledge of the influence of nutrition during physical activity and across the life cycle
7.Develop a positive attitude toward nutrition and health for a lifetime.
8. Identify food sources of nutrients discussed in class.
Apply what you have learned in class by creating a fact sheet on a dietary supplement or functional food.
Create a two-sided fact sheet targeted to consumers age 18-25.
Include the following information on your food or supplement:
This optional extra credit assignment is worth 35 points.
Please credit an original fact sheet. If your fact sheet is the same as another class member's fact sheet you will not receive credit. Do not cut and paste materials found on the internet or created by others, this is plagiarism! Cite your sources!
Below are additional examples of product fact sheets.
|Content||General interest or opinion pieces; may discuss research studies, but do not contain original research||Original research and inquiry|
|Purpose||Share news, general information, and entertainment; for profit||Share research to expand knowledge base in a discipline|
|Audience||General Public||Professors, researchers, professionals, experts, students|
|Author||Journalist, professional writer, or someone writing on behalf of a company, who are not experts or specialists in a field. Sometimes no author name or credentials are given.||Experts in the field. Name, credentials, and affiliations are provided.|
|Article Structure||Structure varies. May have titled subsections, but they will rarely be the same labels as a scholarly work. Do not have abstracts or reference lists.||Includes clearly labeled parts such as abstract (article summary), and references (bibliography, works cited). May also include and introduction, background, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, notes, appendices and more.|
|Citations||Rarely. Sources will often be referred to, but rarely have full citations. No reference/works cited list.||Yes. Other sources will be cited in text and will have full citations/references in footnotes or reference/works cited list at the end of the paper.|
|Publishing||Articles are generally reviewed by an editor before publication. There is often not extensive fact checking involved.||Before publishing, articles are submitted through a peer-review process. This is when an article is sent to a group of experts in the field and accuracy is evaluated. Reviews are commonly double blind.|
|Advertisements||Yes. This type of publication usually looks engaging with many colorful advertisements.||Rarely. If so, they are small, discreet, and subject related|