Assignment Rubric: Written Assignment 2 (15%): Debunking a Nutrition Myth
There are a number of nutrition “myths” that continue to circulate, despite scientific evidence “debunking” the
claims. Some of the myths are amplified by celebrity actors and celebrity physicians. For this assignment, you will be assigned a common nutrition myth (during the first week of class), and your task is to “debunk” this myth, using
credible sources of nutrition information. Credible sources of nutrition information can include peer-reviewed
research papers, established credible websites, governmental agencies, and so on. In 2,000–2,500 words, you will
provide the background for the myth, the potential harm it may cause, and a careful reasoning why this popular
nutrition myth is actually not credible.
Guidelines: Assignments should be in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced with 1-inch margins. When
naming your assignment file, be sure to include your last name and the first initial of your first name and the
assignment number (e.g., BeckM_Assignment2). References should be formatted according to the American
Psychology Association (APA) style guide and should be submitted on a new page in the document, instead of
directly below the assignment text. Using a reference manager such as RefWorks or Mendeley is highly
recommended for formatting references and can help save time. Be sure to spell-check your paper. Put the total
word count after the title of your assignment. Submit as a Word document or PDF file to the assignment link in 2CH
on the due date noted by 11:55 p.m. Papers that exceed the maximum word limit will receive a 2-point deduction
for each 100 additional words. Papers submitted late will receive a deduction of 1 point for every 24 hours later.
Papers later than 72 hours will be given a 0.
The Myth: Carbs Are Bad for You