HCS308: Introduction to Nutritional Concepts

HCS308 Week 3 – Discussion

Week 3 – Discussion

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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.

  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.

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