The final product of my project was interacting with the health students and having them listen to me as a teacher figure. I informed the audience about eating healthy and produced a portfolio of meals for people to guide. I was very happy with the finishing product. I have been so appreciative to have learned new information myself through building this capstone and I hope my community can benefit from it just as much as I did. Attached to this post is the presentation that I presented to the health classes. In the presentation is also the link to my food portfolio.
"55 Cheap and Healthy Breakfast Recipes." Greatist. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http://greatist.com/health/cheap-healthy-breakfast-recipes>.
I picked the source because I am using some of the meals I found on the website for my project itself. The website gives me access to easy breakfast dishes that people can make. I found it the most useful because it gives me a breakdown of each ingredient I need to use. Also, it inspires me on what language I could use to talk about the dishes I’m making. On the website, before the writer goes into detail about the dish, they give a nice and convincing intro about the significance to the meal (why its healthy, what it tastes like, etc). I need to gather that type of information to learn how to talk about my meals and to really convince people it is worth trying/making.
2. http://www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/healthy-budget-recipes/chicken- rice-mushrooms-budget-cooking-recipe
"Budget Cooking: Feed 4 for $10." Cooking Light. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <http:// www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-menus/healthy-budget-recipes/chicken-rice-mushrooms- budget-cooking-recipe>.
This source is helpful because it provides information for things that relate to my project. It specifically gives me information about preparing dishes when working on a budget. The website also gives me advice/tips on how to be more healthy. I need to learn about more tips on this to add to my presentation to let my audience be aware of how small things can make a difference in their health. Most meals also give a breakdown of the cost of each of the ingredients and how much you’d be saving.
"Eating Healthy on a Budget -- The Doctors." YouTube. YouTube, Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrNTJKWEBxQ>.
This is the type of idea I am trying to get at for my project. I used this source to get a feel of how I should reach out to my own audience and convince them to eat healthier. I would like to even incorporate some type of game or way to engage my audience like they did in this video. Moreover, this source was helpful to me because it helped me figure out what I’m trying to target my audience at; I want them to know it isn’t expensive to eat healthy - and eating a bunch of unhealthy things can even be more expensive.
"How I Eat Healthy on a Low Budget! (Cheap & Clean)." YouTube. YouTube, Web. 29 Jan. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKpBNp5Lj0g>.
This is another video that gives me tips on what to include in my presentation. I really want to incorporate words of advice and rules to live by in my project. This way, if people really don’t want to cook the dishes I am telling them about, they can still walk away knowing easy ways to make a difference in their lives and to stay healthy. I want there to be a balance in my project so people feel comfortable that they have options. I don’t want people to feel like they have to cook these meals in order to be healthy. I want them to see there are other ways to be healthy as well if they follow easy rules.
"A College Guide to Eating Healthy." Nerd Fitness A College Guide to Eating Healthy Comments. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/10/18/a-college-guide- to-eating-healthy/>.
I am using this source because I feel like the main people that will be attracted to my project will be the Class of 2015 seniors. I want to encourage them that it is possible to eat healthy even though your living in a dorm with a meal plan in the dining hall. This website gave me information about ways that you can tackle those college-eating roadblocks. This is an addition to the tips I’ll put together for people to follow. Hopefully, I can combine them all into some type of pamphlet.
6. The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka
Homolka, Gina, and Heather K. Jones. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor. Print.
This cookbook gives me great ideas for what to cook for my project. It might not give much detail about how much ingredients cost or if your saving any money, but it does give recipes that fall under the food categories I am looking for. I realize I won’t be able to advocate for a “cheap” meal for every single dish I am talking about, but if that is the case, I want the good to out-weigh the bad and this cookbook does that for me. Basically, this cookbook along with my project is vouching for those dishes that might not be extremely cheap but are not expensive.
"Healthy Dining Hall Eating." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Mary L. Gavin. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Jan. 2015. <http:// kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/college/dining_hall.html#>.
This website helps me because it gives me strategies on what to tell my audience. This is another source that isn’t necessarily helped me make dishes but it is telling me how you can eat healthy in college without the cooking aspect. Once again, this is something that I need to expand on and advertise in my project to get people’s attentions - it is okay to not want to cook but there are easy things you can do to eat healthy in a dining hall. This is important because cooking is a lot of effort and realistically, people in college don’t care for this. This is why my project is opened to anyone even college students.
8. Healthy Cooking for Two (or Just You): Low-fat recipes with half the fuss and double the taste by Francis Price
Price, Frances. Healthy Cooking for Two (or Just You): Low-fat Recipes with Half the Fuss and Double the Taste. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 1995. Print.
I found this to be one of the sources I am going to use the most during my project. The most important thing that I need to keep in mind during this process is that I can’t be advising people or teaching people how to make dishes that serve a whole family (especially for college students). I want most of these meals to be prepared as if your cooking for a party of one. This is because this will decrease the amount of money you spend, the cooking time, and makes the process of breaking down the nutrition per person way easier. This cookbook gives recipes broken down into categories that are similar categories for my project. This makes it helpful for me to navigate dishes to use in my project.
9. Microwave Cooking for One by Maria T. Smith
Smith, Marie T. Microwave Cooking for One. Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub., 1986. Print.
This cookbook is another source that will be extremely helpful when trying to involve college students to care about the foods they are eating. This cookbook includes an unlimited amount of recipes that are not unhealthy for you and that you can make in your microwave. This decreases the time it takes for you to cook it and the clean-up process is very minimimal. I like this source because it gives me an idea of dishes that with your first impression, you would think are an intensive process but really aren’t. This is another point I am trying to get at - a lot of people have incorrect assumptions about healthy foods and I want to state the facts.
10. Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating by Lisa Jervis Miya-Jervis, Lisa. Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating. Oakland, CA: PM,
This is another cookbook that I am using as a source for my project. It is important that most of the deals I make are not an intestive, long process. Whether you are a college student or just living at home, cooking a meal that is healthy but takes an obsessive amount of effort is not going to be helpful for my project and the message that I am trying to get across. This cookbook includes basic dishes that are easy to make. It also includes the basic supplies that you would need in your kitchen to make any dish a lot less stressful to make. This is another thing I’d like to mention in my project (probably at the beginning of my presentation) - a general list of things you could store in your kitchen, mini-fridge, etc. to make these dishes possible.
11. "How Does Your Body Store Excess Calories?" Healthy Eating. Web. 13 May 2015. <http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/body-store-excess-calories-9627.html>.
I used this source to figure out where excess calories go when you overeat. I needed this information to see how the body reacts to all the food we put into it. For my presentation, I gave a lot of context about calories so I had to be sure to include what happens when you eat more calories than needed.
12. "U.S. Food and Drug Administration." How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label. Web. 13 May 2015. <http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm274593.htm>.
This was a source that I used a lot for my project. This website included a great summary of understanding nutrition facts and the nutrition label. I used this website as a guide to steer me in the right direction for my capstone. It mentioned great points on the website that I wanted to make as well in my presentation.