High-Risk Nutritional Practices

| February 18, 2015
It is important for learners to understand that several high-risk nutritional behaviors are practiced among various cultures. These
high-risk nutritional behaviors will be researched, examined, and interpreted in order to understand and value the historical
perspective and belief system associated with the practice of the behaviors. Learners will examine how factors such as spiritual
beliefs, education, etc., influence high-risk behaviors for each culture.
For this assignment, write a paper of 1,500-3,000 words in which you do the following:
1.Research, Identify, and explain the high risk nutritional behaviors practiced among 10 different cultures.
2.Discuss the historical belief system of the practice of the behaviors you find.
3.Explore the influencing factors on high-risk behaviors for each culture. These may include, but are not limited to (a) education;
(b) family roles; (c) spiritual beliefs; (d) health care practices; and (e) drug and alcohol use.
APA format is required and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found
in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center. This paper requires an abstract and a minimum of 6 outside resources in
addition to the textbook.
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Assignment does not demonstrate an understanding of the differences surrounding high-risk nutritional practices between cultures.
Fewer than seven cultures are presented. Assignment lacks overall detail, and an understanding of the importance of high-risk
behaviors is not demonstrated.
Assignment demonstrates only a minimal understanding of differences surrounding high-risk nutritional practices between cultures.
Assignment includes only a minimal summary, and an overall understanding of cultural differences is not demonstrated. Fewer than eight
cultures are presented.
Assignment demonstrates knowledge of differences surrounding high-risk nutritional practices between cultures. Discussion of the
belief system and practices of each culture lacks detail. Fewer than nine cultures are presented. Assignment shows an understanding of
cultures, but examples are not fully explained and are missing critical components.
Assignment describes most of the main concepts regarding high-risk nutritional practices, examples are present, and a basic
understanding is demonstrated. Fewer than 10 cultures are presented, and the belief system of each culture is not addressed.
Assignment clearly describes all the main concepts surrounding high-risk nutritional practices. Ten cultures are presented, and all
influencing factors for each culture are fully examined. Assignment clearly describes the belief system of each culture and the
practices associated with those beliefs. Strong evidence of critical thinking is present.
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Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and
appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the
purpose of the paper clear.
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Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established.
Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.
Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of
organization is evident.
Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.
A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic
sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition
construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.
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Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction
are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are
present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and
audience-appropriate language are employed.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures
and figures of speech.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
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Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
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appropriate to assignment)
No reference page is included. No citations are used.
Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.
Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be
Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually
In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
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