Nutrient Lab

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Week Five iLab Grading Rubric

Assignment: As a Registered Dietitian, you have been invited to a “Lunch and Learn” program at a very large law firm. The firm must make a decision about which company they will select for a year long beverage contract. The lawyers have three choices: water, Gatorade or Powerade. Out of the 55 attorneys that will be attending your presentation, 32 of them workout regularly, about 60 minutes, five days per week.
The title of your presentation is: "Water: An Overlooked Essential Nutrient." The firm has requested that you address all of the questions mentioned in the introductory paragraph while creating a handout or essay that compares/contrasts water, Gatorade and Powerade. The following areas must be
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For example you could say “The Institute of Medicine recommends sports beverages over water when exercise exceeds blah, blah, blah”).

• Safety levels (Make sure to touch on safety for all three beverages; Do not include a general statement only; Be specific and think about safety from all angles (overhydration, specific ingredients, health concerns, etc).

• Disadvantages of consumption (It is going to be important for you to discuss the disadvantages of water over the sports beverages, the sports beverages over water and the sports beverages over one another. Make sure to highlight at least 3 areas; Must also include at least one research statement or specific scientific reference within this section. For example you could say “The Institute of Medicine discourages sports beverages when exercise is less than blah, blah, blah”).

• Conclusion (Must include 5 things: 1) a specific recommendation of one of the three beverages, 2, 3 and 4) Must include one reason a piece as to why you have selected the particular beverage. Feel free to take some of the language that you have used in your overviews and specific areas and reiterate them but you must state 3 specific reasons as to why you are selecting the beverage that you are and lastly, 5) you must include a closing to the essay.

When you comparing/contrasting the beverages against one another you are to list details like “water contains minerals and the sports drinks contain minerals and
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