In this unit we focus on the experimental processes used to identify ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods, and how these experiments are translated to the public. We will critically evaluate some examples of nutrition research to understand how the design limitations of nutritional research contribute to confusion behind some nutritional messages and the ever-changing messages about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods.
- 4.1: What is nutrition science?
- 4.2: ‘Good’ vs ‘bad’ food – How do we tell?
- 4.3-4: Why are there contradictory messages about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods?
- 4.5: Seeing through the static – How do we identify correlations in data?
- 4.6: Should we treat obesity with behavior modification?
- Assessment opportunity: Unit 4 Quest