This RWLO is best used as part of a
weight management module in a nutrition course, It can also be used in
numerous other courses. A class discussion should take place concerning the
reliable methods to lose weight and keep it off so that the students realize
that it is possible to obtain and maintain a healthy weight if physical
activity is a consistent part of the process along with caloric moderation
and nutritional balance.
If the internet is not accessible the
instructor can have the students bring in popular magazines and search for
weight loss product ads. The instructor should print off one or more copies
of the seven elements of bogus
claims and have the students note how many of the seven elements of bogus
claims they find in the current ads. The instructor could also have
student’s interview family, neighbors and friends to inquire if they
have used weight loss products and if any weight was lost and the length of
time the weight stayed off.