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HCS308: Introduction to Nutritional Concepts

HCS308 Week 4 – Discussion 2

Week 4 – 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.

  Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health

After reading Chapters 10 and 11 of your text and watching the documentary ‘The Weight of the Nation’, Part 1 (Links to an external site.)and Part 3 (Links to an external site.), 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.

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