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HCS308: Introduction to Nutritional Concepts

HCS308 Week 2 – Discussion 2

Week 2 – Discussion 2

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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.

  Portion Control

By educating ourselves about the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, we become more aware of what to eat.  However, do we actually follow these guidelines in our daily lives? Unfortunately, many Americans struggle not only with food choices, but also food portions. We have become a society of “colossal cuisine” which has caused us to exceed the daily caloric recommendations.

Using Figure 2-10 from Chapter 2 of the textbook as a reference:

  • Discuss the change in our portion sizes over the last few decades.  Why have they increased so significantly? 
  • Explain two health implications of this change.
  • Explore the use of three simple and low cost tools/techniques people can use to help with portion control.  What is one strategy you particularly like and why?

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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