As we have seen this week, children require a balanced diet in order to promote healthy growth. But what happens if the parent goes on a ‘diet’? Will this create an imbalance for their growing child?
Task 1- Research
Research the effects that diets can have on children. You can focus on a specific diet (vegan, keto, etc.) or you can focus on dieting in a broad sense.
Task 2- Discuss
In this discussion post are you going to focus on a particular diet or dieting in general? (1 point)
Are there benefits to children following a diet? Why or why not? (5 points)
What are problems with having children follow a diet? Think along the lines of physical, mental, and/or social ramifications. (5 points)
What should a parent do and/or consider if they personally are wanting to go on a diet, but still have to cook for their children? Should their children be involved or not? (4 points)
The post must be at least 250 words. (2 points)
Include at least 1 outside reference, cited in APA format. This reference needs to be cited both in-text and at the end of the post in a reference list. (3 points)
Task 3- Peer Response
Respond to at least 2 classmate’s posts. What do you think of their ideas? What would you add to their ideas? Is there something else that should be considered? (10 points)
Grading and Submission
Your initial post and 2 peer response posts are due on Saturday, December 2nd by 11:59 PM. Please write your post in the text box (in other words, do not post an outside document). This assignment is worth a total of 30 points, and will be graded based on the overall quality of work. The point system is outlined above and you will be graded based on the attached discussion rubric.