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FSNU 200 Week 4 Discussion 1

FSNU 200 Week 4 Discussion 1 | Assignment Help | Brandman University

FSNU 200 Week 4 Discussion 1 | Assignment Help | Brandman University

Week 4 Discussion


Part 1: You learned what happens biochemically during a fast in Chapter 7. Now you get an opportunity to expand that knowledge through your own research. Search the internet for an article that deals with “The Benefits of Fasting” or “Negatives related to Fasting”. Keep in mind the sources you will likely find are “popular sources”… and you will evaluate the source you select. (You may also want to review Highlight 1 of your textbook).
Consider the definition that the author uses for a “fast” and what you have learned in this course about fasting. Then, based upon your nutrition knowledge, assess the CREDIBILITY of the author’s advice. As part of that evaluation, consider the education and training of the author and the cited experts. You will be critiquing a popular source and stating why you Should Not or Should believe the theories and statements based on the SCIENCE….tell us why you agree or disagree with the article using that context. Be sure to cite your sources.

Then you have a choice of writing a normal Discussion Board post OR doing a short PPT (3-5 slides); in either case be sure your assessment of the article CREDIBILITY is clear, focused and based on the science. If you do the PPT you will need to attach it to your thread.

Extra Credit Opportunity: 9 points EC (that will be added to your DB points). Two ways to get the points.

  1. You can do a 1 minute video on your phone app giving a brief recap of your post, and attach it to your DB post.


2. If you are doing a ppt include a voice over. If you haven’t done that before you will likely be amazed at how easy it is, and the potential for improving the effectiveness of the ppt it provides— you can put “how to include a voiceover in ppt” into Google or other browser and you should get many hits.

Part 2: Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation. Select one food item that you ate during the week. Write a narrative describing how that food is used by your body and turned into energy. Be detailed, specific and use the appropriate terminology and science (from your reading in Chapter 7). Be sure to cite your sources and include your reference(s).


Deadlines: By Thursday of this week, post a response/reaction to the question posed.  Start your own thread and, title it “Your Name Main Post” so Kim Chester’s would say, “Kim Chester Main Post.”
Read and reflect on your colleagues’ responses. By Sunday of this week, click “reply” to at least three of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following suggested ways:

  • Ask a probing or clarifying question. Be sure to include your own observations.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer, support, or challenge a position
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.
  • Ask for evidence that supports the posting.


Always cite your sources and provide your references. See the course “Quick Reference and Schedule” for specific Discussion Board requirements.