Topic: Diabetes and Nutrition
Guidelines for Final Research Paper
2. The BODY of the paper should be 3-5 double-spaced, with one-inch margins on each side.
3. Follow the format in the MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS. You can also visit the MLA web site for help: www.mla.org.
4. Minimum of 2 sources. Please use journal/internet sites that are reliable and credible.
Hot Off The Press News: In order to stay current in the ever changing field of nutrition, students should be familiar with current information. Articles can be found from newspaper, magazines, or the Internet. The below links should be helpful.
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.eatright.org/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/index.html (Links to an external site.)
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.latimes.com/health/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/nutrition-diet/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.foodpolitics.com/ (Links to an external site.)
http://www.foodinsight.org/News-Room.aspx (Links to an external site.)
http://grist.org/food/ (Links to an external site.)
The following web sites may be helpful to get reliable information about a variety of conditions:
Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics www.eatright.org
National Institute of Health: http://health.nih.gov/
American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org
Health Finder: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
World Health Organizatoin: http://www.who.int/en/
Family Doctor: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en.html
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
American Heart Association www.americanheart.org
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
There are other web sites that you can get to by using a general search engine and typing a key word to access your site of interest. Be sure to look for a .gov, .edu, or .org website as these sites use reliable sources of information.
1. The Omnivore’s Dilemma
2. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
3. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health
Outlining a paper before you begin writing helps you organize your thoughts in a clear and concise way. A strong outline details each topic in your paper, from the introduction to the conclusion.
A great resource for outline and paper: http://libguides.gatech.edu/c.php?g=54271&p=350394
Here is an example of an outline for this specific topic. Your outline will have different topics.
Fast Food and Health
Thesis: Although fast food is a cheap alternative for many people, the negative effects of a high caloric and high saturated fat diet on the health and well-being of our population far outweighs any positive economic influence.
I. Food Availability
A. Limited healthy food choices for low-income population
3. Portion Sizes
III. Health Impact
A. Chronic diseases
1. The diabetes and obesity epidemic
2. Health costs
A. Smart Choices
1. Healthy eating on a budget
2. Planning ahead
Include references that you have been using to provide information
( See http://libguides.gatech.edu/researchprocess/apastyle )
Example: Perry, S 2017, Food insecurity linked to 10 major chronic diseases, MinnPost, accessed 15 August 2018, < https://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2017/08/food-insecurity-linked-10-major-chronic-diseases>