Project #32259 - Nutrition 150

Extra Credit: Option 1

"Can I Eat That?"

Introduction: Watch this entertaining, informative video---it is an episode from a pbs (public television) program called "NOVA"--this is their Nova: Now program.  It's host is an energetic and willing participant in some stunts and experiments.  Pretty entertaining---but also good science.

In this episode he looks at why we cook (and why cooking is beneficial), how we taste, and what sorts of things we eat.  Some of it is funny, some of it is gross---but it is all interesting.

Directions: This link will take you to the pbs website where you will see a close up image of a roach (sorry!), and to the right a larger rectangular green button that says "Watch the Program."  Click on the button, and there may be a short preview of another pbs program, and then the program will start.

Assignment:  As you watch this fun and fascinating program, take some notes.  Come up with a list of 10 facts you learned from watching this informative and fun program.  Turn in your list through the Drop Box that is provided for you option 1 in the Extra Credit folder.

 LINK : http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/can-i-eat-that.html

Extra Credit: Option 2

Introduction: Bill Moyers, one of America's most respected jounalists, interviews Michael Pollan, an author who has written wonderful books looking at how American's eat, how we could eat healthier, and what the barriers to access to better food.

In this interview, Bill Moyers shows a farmers' market in inner city New York City, and also interviews Michael Pollan on efforts to improve the American diet, and the challenges faced by Americans who want this to happen.

Directions: This link will take you to the You Tube video of this interview (and Moyers' short film on the farmers' market).

Assignment: Take some notes as you watch this interview.  Come up with a list of of 10 facts you learned about the challenges and solutions to the quest for healthy food that Moyers and Pollan discuss. Turn in your list through the Drop Box for option 2 here in the Extra Credit folder.

LINK : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jS4CQeDa1M&feature=relmfu

Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 06/02/2014 09:00 am
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