Evaluating Obesity Web Resources

Open http://frac.org/ in another browser window to work through this tutorial side by side.

In this assignment, you will be evaluating two websites on the topic of obesity.

Your replies will be automatically gathered and available to send to your instructor at the end of the tutorial.

 

Click the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.

Website #1: Appearance

Look around the page and scan some of the text. Then, answer the questions below:

Currency

Scan the page for dates.

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Click the About FRAC link located in the top green banner.

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Hover over the INITIATIVES link on the top green bar.

Then, hover over Fighting Obesity and Hunger.

Click on  Overweight and Obesity in the U.S.

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Skim and scan the text.

Scroll down and read the section titled Childhood Overweight and Obesity in the U.S.

 Scroll up to the top of the page.

Look at the menu on the left. Click on References - Fighting Obesity and Hunger.

Scroll through the list of references.

Purpose

Explore this website on your own some more. Then answer the questions below:

Website #2: Appearance

You will now be evaluating a different website on the same topic.

Click on this link: Center for Consumer Freedom.

Look around the page and scan some of the text. Then, answer the questions below:

Currency

Scan the page for dates.

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Click the About Us link located in the top blue banner.

Read this section then answer the question:

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Click the Contact Us link in the top blue banner.

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Locate the orange left-side menu. Click on OBESITY DEBATE. Then click on Fat Taxes.

Read through some of the bullet points and then answer the questions that follow:

Purpose

Please enter your name and email address to retrieve a copy of your completed quiz.

You can enter multiple email addresses separated by commas. If you are doing this for a class, you may need to enter your instructor's email address also.

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