For this project, you will be focusing on some aspect of FOOD as your research topic. You can think about things such as organics, fast food, obesity, diabetes, programs to assist students in low socio-economic areas such as reduced cost or free lunches, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), funding formulas and policies of the federal government for food (such as National Dairy Council), good nutrition….. Please use ProQuest! Here are some ideas to get you started!
• Food Inc. (movie)
• Supersize Me (movie)
• www.mercola.com (like “ Healthful Foods You Should Never Ever Eat”)
• Organic Trade Association http://www.ota.com/organic/mt/business.html
• Local health food stores such as Nature’s Garden, Kimberton Whole Foods, Health Cupboard, etc
• Good Eatz Green Café in West Reading
• US Dept of Ag research on organic: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/Organic/
• Rodale Institute
• All about CSAs : http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
• “Green Nutrition”: http://www.agreendietitian.com/
• Read Omnivore’s Dilemma
Chapter 1: Presume you are interested in finding out more about Berks County residents and their awareness of nutrition. How would you set up the survey? Be sure to take the time to address various concerns we discussed in this chapter and use appropriate vocabulary. This should be at least a page long, and typed.
Chapter 2: Select “Cereal Nutrition” on Statcrunch. Create three different graphs of one column of data, such as a bar graph, pie chart, etc. Explain your results.
Chapter 3: Use Statcrunch and use “ Starbucks Data Set.” Find the measures of central tendency, standard deviation, boxplot, etc for CALORIES. Did you locate any outliers? What appears to be the best measure of central tendency? Are the results consistent, or is there a lot of variability? Why/why not? What do you think of the results? (use stat/ summary stats)
Chapter 4 : Use Statcrunch. Look up “Starbucks Drinks.” What is the probability of ordering a drink off this menu and getting more than 30 grams of carbs? Analyze the data and write your own probability question and answer it.
Chapter 5: Use the “Nutrition Information for Fast Food French Fries.” Find the percentage of French Fries that have more than 25 grams of total fat (considered ‘unhealthy’). Use that to determine the following. If you know the probability of selecting an order of fries with a total fat content of ‘unhealthy’ is “xx” then find the probability that of 10 students, 7 or more would have a fry order labeled ‘unhealthy.’ (use stat/calculator/binomial option)
Chapter 6: Use ‘Cereal Nutrition.’ Find the cutoff for the value that marks the HIGHEST 20% of sodium-containing cereals. (use the Stat/Calculator/Normal option)
Chapter 7: Use “KaitzProject- Local produce” and find a 95% confidence interval for both columns. Explain your results. Compare/contrast.
Chapter 8: Use “Blood Glucose Levels” and test at the 0.10 level if the mean glucose level is 110.
Chapter 9: Use the Statcrunch Data set “ organic food price comparison fall 2011” and compare at the 0.05 level. Is the mean price the same at Target and Whole Foods for organic food?
Chapter 10:Use the Nutrition Information for Fast Food Hamburgers and find the correlation and linear regression for total fat and calories. Use your equation to find the total fat if the calories for a particular hamburger are advertised as 600.
What do the results show?
Chapter 11: Use the data “Exam Incentives.” Compute a one-way ANOVA. (Responses in ‘Score’, factors in ‘incentive’). What do the results mean? Would it work to offer people money to eat better? Why or why not?