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  1. Investigate how the food supply is kept safe for consumers. Summarize the information in a 2-3 page report or make a display. Suggested web site http://www.nal.usda.gov:8001/Safety/index.html
  2. Design an ad campaign about food safety targeting men aged 18-29. CNN reported that "A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that men between the ages of 18-29 violate food safety practices more than any other group". Members of this group are also more likely to experience food poisoning than those of any other group. Summarize food safety practices and develop, outline an ad campaign, and provide sample ad (can be video, music, or poster). Suggested web site USDA http://www.nal.usda.gov:8001/Safety/index.html
  3. Analyze the nutritional requirements for an athlete. Athletes have unique nutritional requirements, depending upon the "sport". Select a "sport" and detail the nutritional requirements and why. Present the information in a 2-3 page paper or make a display. Suggested web sites Food Finder http://www.olen.com/food/ , Arbor Nutrition Guide http://www.arborcom.com
  4. Compare the nutritional value of at least 3 fast food meals. Not all fast food meals are bad, or are they? Select 3 fast food meals and compare the nutritional aspects (more than just Calories, should include amount of food mass, energy, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals consumed). Present the information in a 2-3 page paper or make a display. . Suggested web site Food Finder http://www.olen.com/food/
  5. Investigate how hunger and malnutrition can exist in a land of plenty. Hunger and malnutrition affect many more students than we know about. It is well known that hungry children do not learn as well or attend as many school days as well nourished children. Present statistics about hunger in our area (Greater New Haven). For example, how many people use emergency meal sites, food stamps, school lunch programs. Summarize the information in a report or display.
  6. Compare the nutritional aspects of a "fad" type diet to a mainstream diet (e.g. Weightwatchers). Select a fad diet and a mainstream diet and compare the nutritional aspects after 3 days of dieting (more than just Calories, should include amount of food mass, energy, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals consumed). Present the information in a 2-3 page paper or make a display. . Suggested web sites Food Finder http://www.olen.com/food/
  7. Formulate and justify your own opinion about a controversial current dietary issue, such as the safety beef in the U.S. (Mad Cow Disease), or healthiness of a vegan diet. Be sure to look at both sides of the issue. You need not agree with arguments on the other side, but you should consider their merit. Incorporate the pros and cons in your report.