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3. Nutrition Article Review: Nutrition information is everywhere in popular culture. As students of nutrition, we want to be critical consumers of information. So, when reading a nutrition article, we want to consider the source of the article and the quality of the information presented. I have randomly assigned students to groups; see course documents for your group number. Each student works individually and selects an article to review from their group number. I have posted a group of articles under course content. The members of the assigned group will individually read any one of the articles they wish from the selection listed (example: group 1 members will read one of the fiber articles, group 2 members will read one of the obesity articles, etc.) You may choose which article you wish to read from your assigned group number, some of you may choose the same article which is fine, as your review will be in your own words. After reading, the members of the assigned group will individually do the following:
• Succinctly summarize the article, including the findings and anything relevant for readers who have not read the article to understand.
• Answer the questions listed below. Those answers should follow the summary paragraphs. Post your answers under the discussion board. See class schedule for article review due dates.
1. What are the credentials of the author(s)? What do the abbreviations after the name(s) mean? Does this enhance his/her credibility? Why or why not? Briefly explain.
2. Is the author affiliated with an organization or institution? Does the affiliation with the organization or institution enhance his/her credibility? Briefly explain.
3. Is scientific research being presented or discussed? If so, what specific kinds of research or data are presented or cited to support the idea?
4. Is the article designed to improve public health? Explain please.
5. What are the article’s conclusions/recommendations? Please be specific.
6. Identify those points in the article which you believe and those which you do not believe. Discuss why or why not for each.