Discussion 2 Pros & Cons of Social Media for Nutrition News – Social Medium 4
What’s your go-to website or app for finding out about food an nutrition? What nutrition news are you looking for when you click on a site like Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, or Facebook? What are the good and not so good things about social media for learning about food, nutrition and health? Share your thoughts and experiences using social media for advice. This is a THINK PIECE assignment.
Writing your Think Piece Your think piece has four parts: (1) Describe a situation where you are likely to use social media for nutrition advice. (2) List two or more social networking websites or apps where users create and share nutrition content. (3) Explore the sites and/apps: Share your opinion: Would you rely on them for nutrition advice? (4) Explain why or why using recommended nutrition resources as background information and results of your lateral reading investigation as examples. Your think piece is 300-500 words that address all four points.
UNT Critical Thinking This assignment was designed in compliance with UNT Critical Thinking criteria for the core curriculum which includes creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information. Your work is graded using the UNT Core Curriculum Critical Thinking Rubric (Links to an external site.).
Why a Think Piece? A think piece gives you greater flexibility than a traditional essay by providing the opportunity to share your own opinion. A well written think piece supplies context for your thoughts by incorporating background information and looking at an issue from multiple perspectives. Your Pros and Cons of Social Media for Nutrition Advice Think Piece is a 300-500 word discussion post where you explain your point of view in a well-organized, coherent essay that reflects nutrition knowledge and online literacy skills learned in our News Literacy module.