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HCS 308 Week 1 Assignment A Life Time of Nourishment

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HCS 308 Week 1 Discussion 1 Diet and Health
Connection

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HCS 308 Week 1 Discussion 1 Diet and Health Connection

The Diet and Health Connection. 1st Post Due by Day 3. We often hear
about the importance of eating healthy and maintaining a healthy
lifestyle; however, many Americans struggle to accomplish this goal.


Countless Individuals around the world still fail to realize the
significance of healthy eating and the subsequent benefits to our health
and overall well-being.

• Analyze the connection between diet and health.

• Select two nutrients, which can positively affect our health and well-
being. Why are these nutrients crucial to our health?

• Explain two consequences on our health, resulting from inadequate or
improper nutrition. In your response, be sure to include information on
malnutrition and chronic disease.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates' posts and respond
to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should contain 100
words at a minimum. How was your peer's research different from your
own findings regarding the connection between diet and health and the
consequences of inadequate nutrition?


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HCS 308 Week 1 Discussion 2 Choose Your Foods

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HCS 308 Week 1 Discussion 2 Choose Your Foods

Choose Your Foods. Numerous factors are involved when making food
choices on a daily basis. Given the variety of food choices that we have
available to us, why do we choose the foods that we choose? After
studying chapter 1 in your course text and watching the documentary
„The Weight of the Nation: Part 2: Choices‟, please address the
following elements:

• Examine the cultural and social connections attached to food. Provide
one examples of a personal and/or environmental factor driving your
food choices based on your culture or upbringing.


• Explain at least three physical, psychological, social, and /or
philosophical factors that lead to our food choices, and discuss how
these factors are relevant to your own life.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

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HCS 308 Week 2 Assignment Digestion and Absorption

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HCS 308 Week 2 Discussion 1 Nutritional
Recommendations

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HCS 308 Week 2 Discussion 1 Nutritional Recommendations

Nutritional Recommendations. Review the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans on page 38 of your text and address the components below.

• According to Table 2-1 in Chapter 2 of the text, evaluate the key
recommendations of these guidelines and state how these
recommendations compare to the realities of the U.S. diet.

• Based on these guidelines and your current dietary strengths and
weaknesses, design a personalized plan entailing which food groups or
food products you need to consume more of. Which food groups or food
products need to be limited or avoided?

• Review the Checking out Food Labels section on pages 49-57 of your
textbook. Analyze the components of a food label, including the


nutrition facts panel and the ingredient list. Based upon what you have
read, as well as your own personal knowledge, how helpful do you think
this information is in encouraging Americans to make healthier choices?
Do you read food labels? If so, how is that practice beneficial to your
personal diet plan?

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates‟ posts and respond
to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should contain 100
words at a minimum. Compare your answers to those of your peers,
relating to personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as your peers‟
dietary plan and label reading practices. Provide convincing solutions on
why it is important to read food labels if your peer doesn‟t do this
already.

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HCS 308 Week 3 Assignment

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HCS 308 Week 3 Discussion 1 Understanding
Carbohydrates and Fiber

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HCS 308 Week 3 Discussion 1 Understanding Carbohydrates and Fiber

Understanding Carbohydrates and Fiber.Recently, carbohydrates have
gotten a bad rap in the health field. Carbs have been accused of
contributing to the obesity epidemic and causing chronic illnesses. As a
result, some companies have advised that we avoid carbs altogether.
Using the information from the text, address the following:

• Analyze the roles of carbohydrates and fiber and their importance to
our health.

• Discuss why avoiding dietary carbs might be ill-advised.

• Evaluate current recommendations for carbohydrate and fiber intake.

• Assess two sources of carbohydrate-rich foods, as well as two sources
of fiber-rich foods.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.


Guided Response: Respond to a minimum of two of your peers in at
least 100 words each. Assume your peers do not meet the current
recommendations for carbohydrate and fiber intake. Please offer
different solutions to each peer on how he/she can add more fiber and
carbohydrates to their daily diet.

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HCS 308 Week 3 Discussion 2

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HCS 308 Week 4 Discussion 1 Overweight, Underweight,
and Obesity

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HCS 308 Week 4 Discussion 1 Overweight, Underweight, and Obesity

Overweight, Underweight, and Obesity. On a daily basis, we can witness
individuals with too little or too much body weight. While the latter has
become a more common occurrence over the past years, both scenarios
cause concerns for our health – short-term and long-term.

• Chapter 9 of your course text defines the following terms:
underweight, overweight, and obese. Explain the implications of each of
these conditions on our health. What are the health risks of having too
little body fat, and conversely, what are the risks of having too much
body weight?

• Using Figure 9-3 from Chapter 9 of the course text as a reference,
explain how mortality is impacted by underweight and overweight
status. What preventive measures can we take to prevent underweight
and overweight issues in our society and maintain a healthy body
weight?

• Report two actions or programs, that your community or state has
implemented to address underweight, overweight, and/or obesity.


Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates‟ posts and respond
to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should contain 100
words at a minimum. Compare your peers‟ community measures for
preventing underweight and overweight challenges to those you
researched. How are they different? Share an example of how you
maintain a healthy body weight.

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HCS 308 Week 4 Discussion 2 Nutrition, Physical
Activity, and Health

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HCS 308 Week 4 Discussion 2 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health


Nutrition, Physical Activitiy, and Health. 1st Post Due by Day 3. After
reading Chapters 10 and 11 of your text and watching the documentary
„The Weight of the Nation‟, part 1 and part 3, address the subsequent
elements in your response to this discussion:

• Explain the connection between nutrition and each of the following
health conditions: cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer.

• Analyze the function of certain nutrients and their role of either
minimizing or increasing the risks for each of these conditions.

• Physical activity and nutrition go hand-in-hand with regard to
maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Analyze the importance of healthy eating
and vitamins and minerals in supporting physical endurance and
athleticism. What are the benefits of regular, long term physical fitness
on our health and well-being?

• “Being fat can hold you back.” This is a comment from one of the
children interviewed from the video: The Weight of the Nation: Part 3-
Children in Crisis. After viewing this video, explain three side effects
from being obese as a child and three health consequences obese
children are at risk for?

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA


formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates‟ posts and respond
to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should contain 100
words at a minimum. Compare your findings regarding the above
components to those of your peers. What did you learn from your peers‟
research that you were not aware of before? How can you apply these
findings to benefit your health?

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HCS 308 Week 5 Discussion 1 Life Cycle Nutrition

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HCS 308 Week 5 Discussion 1 Life Cycle Nutrition

Life Cycle Nutrition- Given the significance of nutrition at each stage of
the life cycle, evaluate the nutrition recommendations and dietary
guidelines for each of the following developmental stages: pregnancy,


infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Examine three ways of
how we can develop healthy nutritional habits from the onset and carry
these habits with us throughout the life cycle? What are the
consequences of not doing so?

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates‟ posts and respond
to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should contain 100
words at a minimum. First, reflect on your own research and the findings
shared by your peers. Then, select one stage of the life cycle and create
one convincing statement on why this is the most crucial stage in your
opinion.

Please note: each peer response should contain a different life cycle
stage.

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HCS 308 Week 5 Discussion 2 The Poverty-Obesity
Paradox


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HCS 308 Week 5 Discussion 2 The Poverty-Obesity Paradox

The Poverty-Obesity Paradox. 1st Post Due by Day 3. “Food
insufficiency and obesity often exist side by side – sometimes within the
same household or even in the same person….research studies
consistently show that the highest rates of obesity occur among those
living in the greatest poverty and food insecurity” (Sizer & Whitney,
2014, p. 598). After watching the documentary „The Weight of the
Nation – Part 4: Poverty and Obesity‟, please address the subsequent
elements:

• Based on the information from Figure 15-2 in Chapter 15 of the course
text, assess the Poverty-Obesity paradox and explain how poverty can
lead to both food insecurity and obesity. What are the root causes of this
paradox?

• “Where you live matters, and it matters a lot.” This is a statement from
the video The Weight of a Nation: Poverty and Obesity, part 4. Analyze
two potential solutions which could ensure a healthier diet among those
living on a lower income.


• Examine potential cultural differences relating to food choices.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your
research and claims must be supported by your course text and a
minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA
formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates‟ posts and respond
to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should contain 100
words at a minimum. Compare and contrast your findings pertaining to
cultural differences to those of your peers. How are they alike and how
do they differ? How could your peer‟s solutions on preventing the
Poverty-Obesity paradox help individuals in your community?

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HCS 308 Week 5 Final

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