Your panel will need to locate a vast amount of material to review and evaluate. Below find suggestions of ways to gather data.
- Interviews - nutrition consultant or dietitian, lunchroom supervisor, students
- Surveys - survey monkey, written
- Research - (web) nutrition requirements for schools, hospitals, recipes, food values, bulk buying prices, handling procedures, holding time/temperatures
- Lab prep - altering recipes, taste-testing recipes
Use the following as a self-pacing guide or to stimulate your thought processes:
- Day 1 - Introduction of nutrition unit. Select your research topic. Present your idea to your instructor.
- Day 2 - ORGANIZE - Ask yourselves, "What to do we need to know at the end of this project? How do we get started? Contacts? Research? Background?
- Day 3 - 5 - Computer Research - Create a survey geared to your constituency - Prepare your questions for day 6. Ask an expert.
- Day 6 - Guest Expert - Dietitian
- Day 7 -8 - Select recipes/nutrition facts/modify recipes - Visit the grocery store
- Day 9 - Cost of ingredients/cost per serving - Figure nutrition information per serving
- Day 10 - 17 - Lab trial of recipes
- Day 18 - 20 Organize findings, summarize/reflect - create presentation - rehearse - Make it PROFESSIONAL
- Day 21 -22- Presentation of project - PowerPoint, Prezi, iMovie, or Movie Maker -Menus and recipes as a handout published in Word or Publisher