How to Find Sources of Reliable Nutrition Information


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Which of the following would NOT be a reliable source for nutritional information?

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1. Which of the following terms is used to describe a systematic set of procedures that scientists follow to gain knowledge?

2. Before a research study can be published in a reputable publication, the study must go through the peer-review process. What does this mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how to sift through all the information out there telling us how to best eat, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the reliable sources of nutritional information. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the sources of reliable information, as well as knowing the name for the set of procedures used by scientists to gain knowledge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Sources of reliable information
  • Set of procedures used to gain scientific knowledge
  • Characteristics of the peer-review process
  • Peer-reviewed study sources
  • How to protect against misinformation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the set of procedures used by scientists and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the peer-review process
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as reliable and unreliable sources of information

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to keep your guard up against the current fad in dieting, review the corresponding lesson on Reliable Sources of Nutrition Information. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what must be done to evaluate information on nutrition
  • Show whether testimonials make for good sources
  • Identify the reliable sources of information
  • Describe the set of procedures used by professionals to bring us accurate information
  • Appreciate the role of a peer-reviewed process for good data