A Light Lunch? a Case in Calorie Counting

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N TIO AL EN E FO CASE TUD EACHIN N IENCE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CASE STUDY TEACHING IN SCIENCE HIN

A Light Lunch? A Case in Calorie Counting by Brahmadeo Dewprashad Department of Science Borough of Manhattan Community College The City University of New York and Geraldine S. Vaz Ambulatory Care Department Jamaica Hospital, Queens, New York

Before Class
A. Read the following case study. B. Locate and read the following article: United States Department of Health and Human Services and United States Department of Agriculture. 2005. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2005/2005DGPolicyDocument.pdf C. Complete the Pre-Case Study assignment individually and submit two weeks prior to
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Anyway, I’m getting hungry, let’s grab something to eat,” Charonda suggested. “There is a place next door we can get something quick. Let’s have a light lunch so that we can pig out at Duane’s party tonight. I just love the Caribbean food he serves!” Elizabeth replied. “I’ll order. What do you want?” Charonda asked. “I love cheeseburgers! I gotta watch my weight and my cholesterol level now. Looks like the pounds came on over winter. What are you having? I’ll follow your example, skinny girl,” Elizabeth observed. “Two slices of cheese pizza, a large garden salad, and an iced tea,” Charonda replied. “A diet ice tea, I bet,” remarked Elizabeth. “Nah, artificial sweeteners taste awful,” Charonda replied. “Yeah, nothing like the real stuff. I’ll have the same, but I like spicy. Two slices of pepperoni pizza, a taco salad, and a grape soda for me. I love ranch dressing, but don’t bring any for me … too many calories,” Elizabeth requested. As they sat down to eat, Elizabeth looked around at the other diners and observed. “Crowded huh; salads seem to be popular today.” “Yeah, that time of the year. Doesn’t hurt to lose the few pounds gained over winter—swimsuit season coming up,” Charonda opined. “Looks like I have to do that too. You know, I tried several times to lose weight but it is so hard,” confessed Elizabeth. “Yeah, I know it’s tough,” agreed Charonda. “Look at that lady with the two kids in the corner table. Her plate is loaded with fried chicken and fries and