Project – Educational Pamphlet Project
This course includes an individual project related to nutrition and diet. The project involves the development of an educational pamphlet to teach an individual about a specific type of diet.
Students may choose from the diets below, or choose one on their own, upon approval of the instructor:
The Zone Diet
South Beach Diet
The pamphlet should include (i) step by step instructions and/or details about the diet selected, (ii) visual aids, (iii) informational websites, community resources, support groups, and telephones numbers for a patient to obtain additional information, and (iv) other information necessary to educate a patient. Students must also include a separate reference sheet indicating the sources where they obtained the information utilized for the project. Students will be required to present their pamphlets to the class (see course calendar for dates). Dates will be assigned by the instructor.
The following guidelines will be utilized to grade the project:
Provides substantive and relevant development of ideas
Provides logical, accurate, and sufficient level of detail
Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the ideas in the assigned
reading and critically evaluates/responds to those ideas in an analytical, persuasive manner.
Creates a clearly identifiable introduction, body, and conclusion.
Provides unified paragraph structure–each paragraph develops only one central idea.
Colorful, creative, and easy to read
Incorporates appropriate medical terminology, avoids irrelevant and redundant words, phrases, and other distracting information, and has appropriate spelling;
Avoids errors in sentence boundaries such as fused sentences and sentence fragments
Avoids plagiarism; uses paraphrase and quotes skillfully
Presentation • • •
Clear and logical 10% Creative and interesting
Effectively relies information
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