Nutrition and Fitness Scams and Fads Essay
Select one of the prompts below and write an APA formatted essay of between 2 and 4 pages plus cover sheet. Be sure to reference specific examples from your life, experience, scholarly sources (when appropriate), and course content.
Prompt 1: You have read about nutrition, fitness and exercise. Based on your personal habits and what you read reflect on the following:
What makes nutrition and fitness scams and fads appealing to audiences?
How do the nutrition and fitness scams and fads appeal to audiences?
As a health educator, how would you communicate to an audience that a particular nutrition or fitness scam is a fraud?
Prompt 2: One major concern of medical professionals and health educators is when people self-diagnosis. Reflect on the following:
What are the downfalls of seeking information for self-diagnosis?
What are the benefits of seeking information for self-diagnosis?
Do the downfalls outweigh the benefits? Why or why not?