Create a Fad Diet Fact Sheet
• Due Sunday by 11:59pm Points 40 Submitting a file upload (Turnitin enabled)
1. Decide what fad diet you want to research.
2. Find 3 articles from the internet about your topic. One of these must be from a scholarly journal (access the “Virtual Library”).
3. Individually create a 1-2 page typed ‘Fact Sheet’ about your topic (with appropriate references) that you will then share with the rest of the class. This ‘Fact Sheet’ will include the following:
• The main points from your research.
• The impact this information has/can have on a person’s diet. (Did this information make you want to change your diet in any way? Why? Why not?)
• Where to go for additional information about this diet.
• A short 3-5 paragraph summary assessing the benefits/drawbacks of this diet.
To see what examples of Fact Sheets look like, check out
http://ctb.ku.edu/en/tablecontents/sub_section_examples_1073.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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.Example: Lead poisoning and children fact sheet
Lead Poisoning: Could It Happen to Your Child?
Facts from the Dash County Extension Service
What is lead?
Lead is a natural metal. Historically, lead was used as a pigment in house paint , an additive to gasoline, and as a pesticide. Now lead is used in certain types of batteries, fishing weights, marine paint, bullets, and in the making of some plastics.
What are the effects of lead poisoning?
Young children are most vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead. Long-term exposure to even low levels of lead can cause irreversible learning difficulties, mental retardation, and delayed neurological and physical development.
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?
Early symptoms of poisoning may include loss of appetite, fatigue, irritability, anemia, and abdominal pain. Because of the general nature of symptoms at this stage, lead poisoning is often not suspected.
How can you protect your child from lead poisoning?
• Frequently wash hands, pacifiers, and other items that may go in the mouth.
• Flush water from tap for two minutes before drinking.
• Use cold tap water to prepare baby formula.
• Don’t allow children or pets to play in dirt within three feet of the house’s foundation.
• Wipe dust from flat surfaces (counters, tables or floors) with a wet cloth or mop.
• Use a doormat to wipe feet or remove shoes to keep dust out of the house.
• Remove imported vinyl miniblinds from areas frequented by small children.
Where is lead found?
• Paint: Lead was widely used in most interior and exterior oil-based paint prior to 1950. Children are exposed to lead when they eat paint chips or chew paintfaces. Lead-based paint is most dangerous when it is peeling, chipping, chalking, or cracking, or is located on surfaces subject to damage from repeated impacts like door frames.
• Soil and dust: Contaminated soil can show up around the home as a result of peeling, chipping paint or remodeling. Industries like lead ore mining, lead ore milling, smelting, municipal solid waste incinerators, and battery recycling facilities can be sources of contaminated soils.
• Air: Sources of airborne lead include emissions from gasoline combustion, smelters, and battery manufacturers, among others.
• Water: Industrial facilities, urban runoff and atmospheric deposition are sources of lead in the aquatic environment. Lead solder can contaminate drinking water.
Where can I get more information?
For local information, call the Dash County Extension Service at 555-0987
For general information call the National Lead Information Center 1-800-LEAD-FYI
Information provided by the National Lead Information Center.