This assignment takes a case study approach in assessment and combines multiple weeks learning that engages the student in reading in depth about a single topic, synthesizing and making personal connections to one of the major current topics of global concerns: eating right and food and nutrition security. (address course learning outcomes 8, 10, 11, 12)

1.Visit the United States Department of Agriculture’s website: and scroll down below to find the food groups

2.Click on the food groups and read through the major menu items presented for the specific food groups: 1) All about the groups, 2) nutrient and health benefits, 3) tips to help you and 4) the food gallery.

3.Reflect on your readings, identify what you learned with your/your family’s daily plates. Analyze your plate and/or your family’s plate. Do you think your/your family’s diet healthy? Explain why or why not? What changes would you make to make I more healthy? Also look at the way you shop for food. What factors do you consider? What choices do you make when considering GM foods, nutrient labels, organic or other? 

4.Visit the Harvard School of Public Health’s website at

5.Read through the contents on this page and the controversy surrounding the dietary guidelines

6.Research to trace the history of the dietary guidelines in the US

7.Discuss your personal opinions about the history and the current status of the US dietary guidelines.

8.Research to select one country/community/state and do a comprehensive review of its dietary guidelines and how it compares with that of the US giving reasons as to why, providing an analysis of the population explored.

Organize your paper into sections corresponding to the following requirements:

1.Biological basis: Describe basis of daily dietary guidelines and identify the factors influencing the process. Your goal in this section of the paper is to show the instructor that you understand the underlying science behind daily dietary guidelines

2.Social and ethical implications: Without disclosing your personal view about dietary guidelines, provide an analysis of its social and ethical implications on the food choices you make. State the ethical concerns apparent on the GM foods. Your goal in this section is to look at all sides of the issue. In the next section, you will give your opinion.

3.Personal viewpoint. In the previous section, your goal was to be as objective as possible, to look at all sides of the issues. In this section, your goals are to give a personal opinion about the technology and provide a justification of that opinion.

4.Information Literacy: Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment, in addition to the listed web sources.Follow the APA guidelines in formatting, citing and listing resources.

Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as quality resource. The body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing to credit your sources.

Selected resources for this assignment include the following:

Use of the Strayer library database to obtain peer-reviewed research paper for your researchable questions while writing the paper.

Submission of the Assignment-2 include:

1) a draft submission of the paper to not for a grade but for the purpose of generating an originality report. As a standard an originality index below 30% is acceptable.

2) final paper submission for grading 

Assignment -2 Identify self/family and one community/State/Country/ and take a case study approach to assessment

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