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HCS308: Introduction to Nutritional Concepts

HCS308 Week 5 – Discussion 2

Week 5 – 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.

  Poverty and Obesity

“Food insecurity and obesity often exist side by side – sometimes within the same household or even in the same person. With obesity comes an increased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, while poverty worsens the outlook for controlling those diseases” (Sizer & Whitney, 2017, p. 602). After watching the documentary ‘The Weight of the Nation – Part 4: Poverty and Obesity (Links to an external site.)’, please address the subsequent elements:

  • Based on the information from your course text, assess how poverty and food insecurity can lead to obesity. What are your observations and/or experiences relating to this development? 
  • “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.

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