Community Nutrition Project: Due October 20

You will complete the community nutrition project individually. But you can use discussion board to talk about your project and the scenario you selected and maybe why you selected it.  The community nutrition project will have two components:  (1) an abstract and (2) a 7 page paper (reference page, title page and double spaced total of 7 pages but you can do more if you want just not less and please have at least 3 professional peer reviewed articles in the references-book not one of the references counted).  You must choose one of the following scenarios to guide their community nutrition project.  Use the chapters covered in this course as a resource when completing this project (in addition to other resources/articles you may need).


Option I

You are a dietitian or health educator working for a school  in Houston  (HISD or any other district system). The school system has made significant changes in their school lunch program and their physical education curriculum, but the school board administrators remain concerned about the rates of overweight and obesity among their students ages 6-18. You begin to explore the issue with teachers, food service staff, nurses, and the physical education teachers and determine that the students appear to be receiving adequate physical activity, but their diets at school remain poor. The lunches offered in the cafeteria offer a variety of low fat, whole grain, and fresh produce items; however, most students bring their lunches from home and their lunches often contain candy, refined grains and sugary drinks plus chips and other low nutritional foods.  Many of the older students have access to vending machines or leave campus to eat.  The school board requests you develop a program that can be disseminated across the school district to improve the diets of the student while at school and reduce the current status of being overweight or obese


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