Iscover different ways of approaching nutrition, how it impacts our daily lives and what choices we can make to improve our health and our world

HLTH 1020 Foundations of Nutrition
Project: Nutrition Perspectives (100 points)

Objective: Discover different ways of approaching nutrition, how it impacts our daily lives and what choices we can make to improve our health and our world

1. Choose a book or documentary from the following list (25 points):
– Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
– Diet for a New America by John Robbins
– Go green, Get lean by Kate Geagan
– The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
– In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto by Michael Pollan
– Omnivoreas Dilemma by Michael Pollan
– Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
– The Flexitarian Diet by Dawn Jackson Blatner
– What to Eat by Marion Nestle
– Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
– Why We Get Fat…and What to do about it by Gary Taubes
– Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
– The End of Overeating by David Kessler
– Food Inc. by Robert Kenner
– Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock
– Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead by Joe Cross and Kurt Engfehr

2. Write a paper including the following:
1. Give a summary of the book/documentary (25 points)
2. Which book/documentary did you choose? Why? (5 points)
3. Who is the author? What is their nutrition background? (5 points)
4. When was this book written/documentary produced? Do you think the themes are still applicable today? Why or why not? (10 points)
5. Compare and contrast 3 topics in the book/documentary to your textbook. (Example: servings of fruits and vegetables recommended daily) (15 points)
6. What did you learn about nutrition from completing this assignment? (15 points)
a. What new idea/point of view did you learn about?
b. Will you incorporate the themes/ideas you learned about in your own life? Why or why not?