Throughout this course, you will have many opportunities to respond to other people’s opinions and comments. After you have completed the Reading for the week, respond to the questions below. Discussion responses should be on-topic, original writing, contribute to the quality of the Discussion by making frequent informed references to course materials and the course textbook (include proper APA in-text citations), and be a minimum of 200 words in length. Please refer to your Discussion rubric for grading details.
After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your classmates.
Our Discussion this week will focus on health literacy and its necessity for adults and children to lead healthy lives. There are many advertisements that portray not-so-healthy snacks to be wonderful choices for children. Therefore, it is essential that healthy snacks be advertised as well.
Provide two learning activities that will enhance children’s learning about nutrition and making healthy food choices.
What can be done if the parent is not health literate? Identify two resources (focused on health/nutrition and representative of various cultures) that can be recommended to parents to help them understand the food choices of different cultures. Briefly explain how you would tell parents about the importance of being health literate and knowledgeable about diverse cultures.
Explain how ‘advertising’ affects children’s (and families’) choices. Share one example of an advertisement of a not-so-healthy snack that appeals to young children.