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Nutrition for Nursing Students, independent study
- Fats dripping onto the coals at a barbeque flare up, shooting flames from the grill. Carbs
toasting over a bonfire may burst in flame and burn. Protein dropped onto the coals of a barbeque
do not produce flame [but do smoke a lot]. Does this mean that protein stores less energy than
carbs, which store less than fats? Or does it illustrate something else, and if so, what? [hint: a
quick glance in your text at table 8.5 (pg. 8-6) shows that the answer to the first question is
“no,” so you can guess (or hypothesize) that the question wants to know why protein does
not burn as easily as carbohydrates which do not burn as easily as fats; this is an example of the
critical thinking required to find a simpler question in what seems to be a difficult question.
Now, reread the seemingly irrelevant, and definitely long-winded, story about the fire in the
fireplace to find the answer to our ‘simpler’ question.]
- The answer will require an outline of 2 to 5 key points in logical order.
- Each key point will be covered in a single, separate paragraph
with introductory sentence, 2 to 5 development sentences, and transition sentence.
- The essay will have an introductory paragraph (with thesis statement),
2 to 5 development paragraphs,
and a concluding paragraph (with conclusion).
- Rules of grammar will be enforced, with points deducted for errors.
- Cite references in APA format.
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