• Improving Dietary Choices: Healthier Decision-Making Through the Use of Nutritional Data to Encourage Metacognition

    Author(s):
    llcddsedm (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Science and technology studies (STS), Education, Teaching and learning
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6930NV3G
    Abstract:
    In the United States today, nearly two out of three adults and one out of three children deals with being overweight or obese (NIDDK, 2017). Moreover, research has suggested that, if the present rate at which the overweight and obesity epidemic is spreading continues, then the population will be comprised of a majority (51%) of individuals classified as obese by the year 2030 (Trust for America’s Health, 2017). That implies that over the next 12 years, not only will more of those classified as adults currently join the ranks of the overweight and obese, but current children and adolescents, as well as those yet to be born, will as well. This informal science learning activity was designed in consideration of the growing epidemic of overweight and obesity. The purpose of this informal science learning activity is to help teach children how to improve dietary choices by making healthier decisions through the use of nutritional data.
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