Module 4 – Case
Helping Restaurants Fight Obesity
As consumers become increasingly concerned about obesity and health risks associated with nutrition, many seek more information about restaurant foods. American families are estimated to spend as much as half of their food dollars at restaurants and to consume about one third of their calories outside the home.
One U.S. senator is pushing a bill to require chain restaurants to list nutritional information for all menu items. Although this law has not been passed, your city would like to encourage restaurants to offer more nutritious menu choices.
Assume that you work for Partners for a Healthier Community (PHC), which is part of the City Health and Human Services Department. PHC has been working on a program called Healthy Dining. Its goal is to offer food establishments the opportunity to be recognized as Healthy Dining restaurants. In order to be listed, owners must meet certain criteria.
A PHC team devoted to the Healthy Dining program discussed a number of requirements. The team thought that restaurants ought to offer at least two choices of fruits or vegetables. They wanted choices other than potato dishes. The team was much opposed to french fries. What could be substituted for them? Perhaps salads? In regard to the menu, the team thought that Healthy Dining restaurants should have some low-fat and low-calorie menu items, and when they are offered, customers should know what they are. However, no minimum on the number of such items would be required. The team also thought that Healthy Dining restaurants should try to provide at least some dishes in smaller portion sizes or perhaps half portions. Milk was discussed, and team members suggested that restaurants move away from offering whole milk. Team members preferred 1 percent or nonfat milk when milk was offered as a beverage.
The team gave you the task of giving a PowerPoint presentation to restaurant owners who inquired about the Health Dining rating.
(Adapted from Dr. Guffy case studies)
Create a PowerPoint presentation with audio to be presented to owners who want to know how to earn the Healthy Dining rating for their restaurants. You can add audio to your presentation by using the “Record Narration” option under the Slide Show tab in PowerPoint. You will need a microphone.
Address the presentation as a response to Mr. Adrian Hammersmith and guests, Adrian’s Steak House, 974 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30060. Explain in your presentation that information about the Healthy Dining program can be found at http://www.healthydiningfinder.com. This page is primarily for diners. A link at the bottom of the page, labeled “Nutrition Services,” takes dietitians and restaurateurs to information about program certification and membership.
Note: If you have trouble with adding voice then put the exact text of your talk in the “Notes” section.
Use the following oral communication rubric to see how your instructor will assess your speech: Oral Communication Rubric
What if You Have Never Created a PowerPoint Presentation?
Click the link If you have never made a PowerPoint presentation before and need to learn how to use the program.
Submit your PowerPoint presentation with narration by the module’s due date. Narration includes the audio recording of your talk and/or the actual text of your talk in the “Notes” section. There is no need to have an actual audience for the presentation.
Create a PowerPoint presentation and upload it. (PowerPoint presentations should not be over 10MB.)
Your PowerPoint presentation will be reviewed according to the Oral Communication Rubric (above).