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Real World Learning Objects: Science

Bogus Weight Loss Claims


  1. Seven elements of Bogus Weight loss claims identified?   Yes  No


2. Two variations for each claim listed?                                       Yes     No


3. Four claims or a variation found in the recent FTC legal actions

    with product title and date of legal action noted?                  Yes     No


4. Diet ad from the 1940’-50’s representing 4 of the 7 claims

     identified with title noted with appropriate claim?                 Yes     No


5. Old ads from 1940’s-50’s identified that are similar to current

     Bogus claims and legal action cases ?                                  Yes     No


6. Paragraph written summarizing the similarities and differences

     between the current ads and those of decades earlier?                                                                                                                             Yes      No