Nutrition Question.

Page 500 – 501 of the assigned chapter reading speaks about nutrition misinformation in advertising. Watch this short video first and jot down the five signs/indicators of How to Spot a Quack. After watching the video, make a little check list of the 5 signs of a quack and then find and report on a website or web advertisement that meets the criteria for quack information. The instructor will give an award to the top quack hacks found relevant to some aspect of nutrition (e.g. anything from weight loss, anti-aging, disease treatment/prevention, supplements, etc.).

Format: Title of the Quack


1-5 Signs/indicators of quack nutrition

6. additional comments the student wants to add

Title of the Quack: “The 7-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse”


The quack promotes a quick fix or miracle cure. The website promotes the 7-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse as a way to quickly lose weight and reset your body.

The quack uses exaggerated or unproven claims. The website claims that the cleanse can help you lose up to 15 pounds in just one week, and can also help with skin issues, digestion, and energy levels.

The quack uses testimonials or anecdotes as evidence. The website includes testimonials from people who have completed the cleanse and experienced weight loss and improved health.

The quack attacks established medical practices or promotes alternative therapies. The website promotes the idea that “toxins” in the body are the cause of health problems, and that the cleanse can help remove these toxins.

The quack claims to have a “secret” or “exclusive” solution. The website promotes the cleanse as a “simple” and “easy” solution that is only available through their program.

Additional comments: It is important to remember that quick fixes and miracle cures often do not work and can be harmful to your health. It is better to focus on making sustainable lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly, rather than relying on short-term solutions.

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