Follow these simple instructions:
1. Watch the written project lecture video.
a. It is key that you watch this video so you can easily distinguish reliable vs.
fallacious nutrition information on the Internet.Â
2. Find a video, social media post, or blog with nutrition claims or nutrition portrayal. Â Â
a. Ex: A person selling X supplement, has no credentials, is a gym â€œratâ€; A nutrition
lecturer giving advice on good sources of Calcium & Vitamin D for strong
3. In a 2-page, reflective journal style paper, include the following information:
a. (15pts) Paragraph 1: Describe the media content: please answer all questions.
i. In what platform did you find this content? Â
1. Make sure to share the link or a screenshot of the post in the
bottom of your paper as well as on the Written-Project
ii. What is the main point/message being relayed by this post? (e.g., â€œKeto
diet is the best dietâ€; â€œVitamin D and calcium are important for strong
iii. How is the information relayed? Is it informational? promotional?
persuasive? unbiased? monetized? dramatic?
iv. Who is sharing the information? Â Does the presenter/blogger/speaker have
v. What makes the content attractive/not attractive in this post?
vi. Share any other important information to describe the content.
b. (30pts) Paragraphs 2-3: Identify 2 red flags that categorize the media content
as fallacious (not evidence-based) or give 2 reasons that categorize the media
content as reliable (evidence-based).
i. Refer to the project video for explanations & examples of fallacious and
reliable(evidence-based) information. Â You are welcome to use other peer-
reviewed sources of information.Â
c. (10pts) Paragraph 4: Describe your thoughts about this media content.Â
Opinion is valid on this last part. Â Â
i. What did you learn from this activity and how can you apply it to your
ii. What is one thing you would share with your friends and family about
internet nutrition information?
iii. How has this experience impacted the way you look at social media and
online content? Â Â
d. (5pts) Turnitin, Works Cited, Format Â
i. All papers will be submitted via Turnitin so please make sure to cite your
sources and be original with your work. Â This assignment is meant to help
you make better choices about what kind of information to trust when it
comes to your well-being.
ii. You should have a minimum of 4 complete paragraphs, double-spaced,
12pt font, Times New Roman.
iii. Works Cited: Follow proper MLA or APA style & paraphrase. Try not to
use direct quotes unless absolutely necessary.If you support a post that
sounds like a fad, make sure to support your claim with an evidence-based
iv. Format: Microsoft Word or PDF Â
v. Even though this is a reflective paper, rules of professionalism still apply,
so please use appropriate academic language and diction.