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More Information Evaluation...The CRAAP Test

This video is being used with permission of the creator, Lori Micho, librarian at Johnson & Wales University's Denver Campus Library. Lori is a graduate of the SUNY system (Cobleskill and Oswego undergrad) with a Library Science degree from University of Buffalo!


Ch. 2 Evaluating Nutrition Information: Red Flags

Promises of quick and easy remedies for complex health-related problems.

Claims that sound too good to be true.

Scare tactics that include sensational, frightening, false or misleading statements about food, dietary practice, or a health condition.

Personal attacks on the motives and ethical standards of registered dieticians or conventional scientists.

Statements about the superiority of certain dietary supplements or unconventional medical practices.

Testimonials and anecdotes as evidence of effectiveness.

Information that promotes a product's benefits while overlooking the risks.

Vague, meaningless, or scientific-sounding terms to impress or confuse consumers.

Sensational statements with incomplete references of sources.

Recommendations based on a single study. 


Schiff, W.J. (2013). Nutrition for healthy living. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 


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