ERIC Number: ED437371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Setting the Record Straight. The Truth About Fad Diets.
Wheat Foods Council, Parker, CO.
The Setting the Record Straight information packet presents facts to set the record straight about nutrition and debunk fad diets. The kit features materials designed to communicate the importance of balanced eating. Materials include: a time line of fad diets; four reproducible fad diet book review handouts that show the misleading claims rampant in the fad diet industry and discuss the facts behind the myths; a chart of fad diet comparisons to the Food Guide Pyramid; a fad diet guest column for local newspapers or newsletters; PowerPoint presentation handouts (an outline and script designed to help combat fad diet claims and nutrition confusion); a lighthearted fad diets poster to debunk fad diet claims; an 8-minute video to use at the beginning of a seminar or class to spark dialogue on evaluating popular diets and identifying red flags; and a business reply card for people who use the kit. (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Nutrition Instruction
Wheat Foods Council, 10841 South Crossroads Drive, Suite 105, Parker, CO 80134. Tel: 303-840-8787; Fax: 303-840-6877; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wheat Foods Council, Parker, CO.