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In this activity, the students will do a presentation about an over-the-counter weight loss pill. They will explain how the drug will work and if the drug is safe and effective. Each group will have a given amount of time to do their presentation. A rubric, Rubric Weight Loss Pills, will be used to score their work.
This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Analyze the validity of health claims made concerning health products and services.
The student will be able to analyze the validity of health claims made concerning weight loss supplements.
The student will explain if diet pills are a safe and healthy way to lose weight.
Students will explain their findings and results from doing research on weight loss pills. The website, Healthline, has 12 popular weight loss pills. The students can use this reference as a guide to research. The students will discuss the questions that are on the worksheet in their presentation. Every student in the group will need to participate in some way to help develop their research. The instructor will determine the time length for the presentation according to how many students are in the class.