Fad Diet

Review of Fad Diets – We can each list a dozen of popular diets (legit or not!) that we have heard discussed or maybe tried ourselves over the years!  It seems like every day a new one pops up.  Choose one that you are less familiar with or have been curious to know more about.  It can come from a book, a video, a supplement etc.  Spend some time researching the “diet”.  Is there any science behind it?  How did it begin?  Are the findings sound?  Is it sustainable?  What makes it work?  Does it in fact work?  Put together 5-7 slides through PowerPoint describing this diet and explaining to us whether you think it is a wise choice or not.  Record voice over on the PowerPoint turn in the presentation on Canvas on or before  Friday 8 am CT.  This assignment is worth 100 points.


***YOU CANNOT CHOOSE THE KETOGENIC DIET*** This diet has been review thousands of times and it is usually everyone’s first choice. Please do some research, get creative and find another fad diet that interests you.

***Your PowerPoint must be 5-7 slides of information, that does not include your title slide or your reference slide. You will not be deducted points if you create more slides than that. Just be sure to have at least 5-7 information containing slides.

***You must have at least 3 reputable sources. Please do not use sites like Wikipedia – that is not always a credible source.

The rubric is in the week 2 module. I would encourage you to take a look at it so you know what I am expecting and how I will be grading what you turn in.


The following is a grading rubric.  BEFORE you turn in your presentation, be sure to check it according to this rubric AND the description on the syllabus.

Component Graded: Points Possible: Points Received:
Relevant Topic Chosen 10  
5-7 information containing slides present and voice-over accompanying (do not just read off the slides) 10  
Content covered thoroughly:

Is there any science behind this diet?

How did it begin?

Are the findings sound?

Is it sustainable?

What makes it work?

Does it in fact work?

Would you try/recommend?  Etc.


Reputable Sources Cited (at least 3)

*APA format – information cited on each slide plus a reference slide


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