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December 11, 2017
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December 11, 2017

Week 6 Forum
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Discussion Week 6 – Food and Health (Please copy and paste your choice of question as your header so that readers know what you are writing about):
Select one of the following questions:
1. Evaluate the claims that organic produce and meats promote better health. Analyze the perception of organic foods in society in your response.

  1. Childhood obesity as well as ADHD has been blamed on artificial additives. Choose one of these issues and present an argument either supporting or opposing these claims.
    3. Health advocates like Michael Pollan state that people should eat fresh, real food instead of processed products. Choose one health issue that concerns the US as a society and explain to a friend why s/he should make specific changes to benefit their health. Your friend is resisting because your advice violates the cultural norms s/he learned as a child. Use your knowledge of sociology, psych or anthropology to explain to your friend why they need to move away from those traditions.
    Learning Objectives completed this week:

Compare and contrast a wide diversity of foodways, cross-culturally.
Examine various theories used to explain different cross-cultural food customs
Compare and contrast cross-cultural perspectives and uses of milk
Differentiate the meaning various foods play in the cultural traditions and beliefs of peoples world-wide
Analyze a variety of religious, economic, medical and ecological reasons for the various different foods people choose to consume
Instructions for all Forums:
Each week, learners will post one initial post per week. This post must demonstrate comprehension of the course materials, the ability to apply that knowledge in the real world. Learners will engage with the instructor and peers throughout the learning week. To motivate engaged discussion, posts are expected to be on time with regular interaction throughout the week. All posts should demonstrate college level writing skills. To promote vibrant discussion as we would in a face to face classroom, formatted citations and references are not required. Quotes should not be used at all, or used sparingly. If you quote a source quotation marks should be used and an APA formatted citation and reference provided.


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