HCS308: Introduction to Nutritional Concepts

HCS208 Week 1 – Discussion 1

Week 1 – Discussion 1

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

  The Diet and Health Connection

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.

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