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NS 4250: Nutrition Communications and Counseling: In-class exercises

This guide provide resources and guidance for finding and evaluating nutrition information.

Search Strategy Exercise

Excercise 1 Evaluating Information

Click on the following link and rank the 5 information sources in the list, by dragging and dropping, from strongest to weakest evidence. Consider where the work is published and the type of article or study.

Nutrition Research Exercise

Pick one topic from the list below. Using credible websites determine the research-based response to the nutrition claim. Be prepared to explain your process, tell us what websites you used, and how you came to your final conclusion. Finally, describe how you would explain this to the general public. Note: there may be evidence on both sides of the claim without a clear answer. Use resources from the Information for Patients and Finding Scholarly Literature tabs to guide you. 

1. Coconut milk is really healthy and should be used as a substitute for milk.

2. Coconut oil is better for you than other oils.

3. Genetically modified food should be avoided as much as possible.

4. Organic food is healthier for you.

5. Apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight.