Product Life Cycle (Due 2-13-2009)

Product Life Cycle:

Use the graph below to write out the life cycle of 10 ingredients found in your food product. You can use the wrapping or packaging.

What is the point? There are many and I am sure you can come up with more than a few of your own. A few we would like you to think about are as follows: How have your food choices have an impact on your health and the health of the environment? Where does our waste end up? Waste can be defined many different ways – the ingredients that are actually in the food we eat or the materials in the packaging. Just because you buy a food product in a store, it is not necessarily safe or healthy. It is up to consumer to learn about the products they consume.

Reflection Questions for your lab book:

1. Did you realize anything after doing the product life cycel?

2. Name one specific change you can make to your diet or daily habits?


Where does it end up?

Does it become something else?































Blood Study Guide #1

Blood Quiz Study Guide #1

Know the Following:

The five functions of blood. (be complete)

The Composition of blood

What % of blood is water?

Why is water important in blood?

What % of blood is Plasma?

What are interstitial fluids?

What is the difference between plasma and interstitial fluid?

What prevents plasma proteins from entering the interstitial fluid?

What are the three primary classes of plasma proteins?

What is the function of the three types of plasma proteins? Be sure you can integrate the following terms into your answers: Antibodies, transport proteins, fibrin and serum.

What is a Formed element?

I am not going to test you on how formed elements are produced

What is hematocrit?

Know the importance of RBC’s

What is hemoglobin?

What binds to hem?

What binds to globin?

What is anemia?

Media Literacy Lessons: Alcohol Industry Marketing Techniques, Research and Awareness. Part 1(Due 2-17)

“The goal of the alcohol-specific media literacy intervention is to equip youth with heightened awareness and critical analysis skills in the face of alcohol media messaging. Research has indicated that increased critical awareness of alcohol industry intentions and strategies foster elevated resistance to marketers’ messages. Further, alcohol-specific media literacy interventions have demonstrated to decrease ‘expectancies’ of positive consequences from drinking alcohol and influence decision making around alcohol use.” –Maria Porter

Today we worked with Maria Porter. Maria Porter has a graduate degree in public health and is researching the efficiency of a classroom-based alcohol media literacy curriculum.

 Take Home Quiz                                                            Due Tuesday February 10th 2009

(please write the following questions and your answers in your lab book).

  1. Where can you find Ms. Porter if you need to talk with her?
  2. Using a description provided by a college catalogue, write a brief description of what a public health degree focuses on. Many colleges have descriptions of public health degrees in their catalogue on the web.
  3. What do you think the term “expectancies” refers to? Think of the lessons Maria brought to us.
  4. What are the critical analysis skills Maria introduced to us?
  5. What is meant by “media literacy intervention?”
  6. How can we use our increased understanding of marketing to promote healthy eating and a more active lifestyle?

Collin P. Quock M.D., F.A.H.A and Donna Lew from the American Heart Association visit GHA

Today we had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Quock and Donna Lew from the American Heart Association. Dr. Quock talked with our GHA classes about the American Heart Association, heart anatomy, heart diseases and risk factors. I particularly appreciated how Dr. Quock’s talk included information about his career and cultural sensitivity. The American Heart Association’s mission reminded me of our guest speaker on traditional Chinese medicine. It seems the emphasis is on maintaining health or health prevention.  Dr. Quock mentioned The Framingham study that found, “When the blood pressure is over 140/90 mmHg, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease is more than two times greater than a blood pressure of 120/80 or less.” Each year our senior class learns how to take a blood pressure. Each year we find at least three students with blood pressure well over 120/80. It is time to watch our health.