- Decide what fad diet you want to research.
- Find 3 articles from the PCC Nutrition LibGuide about your topic. One of these must be from a scholarly journal. (Bonus: You already found one for your assignment the first week of class!)
- !!!!!Find articles from here!!! https://libguides.pasadena.edu/nutrition
- Individually create a 1-2 page typed ‘Fact Sheet‘ about your topic (with appropriate references) that you will then share with the rest of the class. This ‘Fact Sheet’ will include the following:
- The main points from your research.
- The impact this information has/can have on a person’s diet. (Did this information make you want to change your diet in any way? Why? Why not?)
- Where to go for additional information about this diet.
- A short 3-5 paragraph summary assessing the benefits/drawbacks of this diet.
Example of a fact sheet below:
EXAMPLE 1: TEENS AND ALCOHOL FACT SHEET
Facts About Teens and Alcohol
presented by the
Clintonville Youth Alcohol Task Force
According to a 1995 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of over 10,000 high school students:
Almost a third had had five or more drinks of alcohol on at least one occasion during the previous month.
A recent survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that:
Research done last year at Clintonville Community College shows:
Teen drinking IS a problem in Clintonville.
Find out how you can help stop it.
Contact the Clintonville Youth Alcohol Task Force at 555-1234.
EXAMPLE 2: LEAD POISONING AND CHILDREN FACT SHEET
Lead Poisoning: Could It Happen to Your Child?
Facts from the Dash County Extension Service
What is lead?
Lead is a natural metal. Historically, lead was used as a pigment in house paint , an additive to gasoline, and as a pesticide. Now lead is used in certain types of batteries, fishing weights, marine paint, bullets, and in the making of some plastics.
What are the effects of lead poisoning?
Young children are most vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead. Long-term exposure to even low levels of lead can cause irreversible learning difficulties, mental retardation, and delayed neurological and physical development.
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?
Early symptoms of poisoning may include loss of appetite, fatigue, irritability, anemia, and abdominal pain. Because of the general nature of symptoms at this stage, lead poisoning is often not suspected.
How can you protect your child from lead poisoning?
Where is lead found?
Where can I get more information?
For local information, call the Dash County Extension Service at 555-0987
For general information call the National Lead Information Center 1-800-LEAD-FYI
Information provided by the National Lead Information Center.
EXAMPLE 3: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE FACT SHEETS
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has several good examples of how to do a series of fact sheets on different related topics and aimed at different types of audiences. The Workplace Toolkit contains several fact sheets for employees (with such topics as “Components of a Drug-Free Workplace” and “Why You Should Care About Having A Drug-Free Workplace”), and fact sheets for employers (such as “Developing a Drug-Free Workplace Policy” to “Informing and Educating Your Employees”).
EXAMPLE 4: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY “FACTS FOR FAMILIES” SERIES
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry developed this series of fact sheets to educate parents and families about psychiatric disorders affecting children and adolescents. This page lists 64 different fact sheets on topics ranging from autism, depression, sexual orientation, panic disorder, bedwetting, eating disorders, and teen suicide to children’s psychological reactions to such things as divorce, death, television violence, and day care.
EXAMPLE 5: NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
The National Coalition for the Homeless provides a variety of fact sheets on different issues regarding homelessness. Topics range from basic facts, self-help programs available, crimes and violence against the homeless, health care, mental illness, education for the homeless, and lesson plans, among others.