Explain what NHANES is and how it relates and contributes to nutrition research.

Lifecycle Working Bibliography (25-points)
Project/Purpose: To develop specific research skills. To learn how to find evidenced based, nutrition related research
articles efficiently and effectively based on certain criteria.
Objectives:
Understand what NHANES is and how it relates and contributes to nutrition research.
Understand what a peer-reviewed reference and journal is.
Understand what original research means and how these articles differ from other articles in peer-reviewed journals
(summaries, reviews, commentaries, etc).
Correctly cite in a chosen and professional citation format (APA).
1. Choose one of the nutrients or foods listed below:
Iodine * Fruit and vegetable consumption
Iron * Thiamine
Folate * Vitamin B12
Fluoride * Essential fatty acids
Vitamin D * Protein
Vitamin C * Fiber
Dairy or Milk * Sugar (added)
Calcium * Sodium
Note: If you want to use another nutrient, then you must receive permission from the instructor of the course. Please email
instructor with your idea and what you want to do for consideration and possible approval.
2. Find one (1) peer reviewed, original-research article for each lifecycle phase and pertaining to the
nutrient/food/nutrition related issue chosen above. NHANES data must be referenced in 5:9 references in your
bibliography.
Preconception
Nutrition During Pregnancy
Nutrition and Lactation
Infant Nutrition
Toddler Nutrition
Childhood Nutrition and/or Preadolescent Nutrition
Adolescent Nutrition
Adult Nutrition
Older Adult Nutrition
Hint: You will find background information and references on the NHANES website if you understand what the
purpose of NHANES is and what NHANES provides to research. (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm)
3. Compile a bibliography/reference page using APA format.
Use the references provided via Blackboard for correct APA format

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