Annotated Bibliography Luke Fox

Writer's Memo

I found this research to be particularly interesting: because it was something that I have never done before. It was something that I would be able use in the future. It was also interesting to see that this is a new and different way to evaluate sources to use on a paper.

This part of my annotated bibliography was surprisingly difficult: I thought that finding the scholarly sources were the hardest ones to find. Other than that it was not to bad of a paper to have to do.

Next time I would do this differently: I think that next time that we should get a little more time maybe just a weekend or a couple extra days to write. But other than that it wasn't to bad.

*Mens health
*SF Gate
*New Good Food Book
*[Web MD]
*American Heart Association
*Food label Awareness
*Prude owl

Zinczenko, David, and Matt Goulding. "8 Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label." Yahoo Health. Yahoo Health. N.p., 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

Zinczenko and Goulding argue that people should be looking at the food labels when choosing what to consume. The article was written to help consumer make better food choices as well as to educate them on how to read the food labels. There were eight different ingredients that were highlighted by the authors. People should try and avoid these eight ingredients; BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), Paraben's, Partially Hydrogenated Oil, Sodium Nitrite, Caramel Coloring, Castoreum, Food Dyes, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein. This article is full of information explaining the harmful effects these ingredients can have on the human body. The authors made a strong case as to why people should not ingest the ingredients as well as explaining the effects they can have on the body.

This source was useful. Comparing to the other sources, this source is above average; the information is research based and detail oriented. The article seems to be very objective. Zinczenko and Goulding laid out the facts about the eight ingredients, explaining what the manufacturers don't want consumers to see on their food labels. The authors add additional facts and information to back up their claims regarding the eight ingredients and the effects on the human body. Information is provided to help people make educated choices about the foods that they put into their bodies.

The article was very useful and readers should find it very educational. It is a good length. Much of this information will be helpful when supporting my side of the argument. I am going to be able to use this source in my project as a supporting topic for the main idea; people should be reading food labels. Zinczenko and Goulding provided quality information, arguments and research based information that supports consumer education and awareness when purchasing edible products.

Feature, Peter JaretWebMD. "Food Label Ingredients: How to Look for MSG, Trans Fat, and More." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

Jaret argues that food labels can be deceiving; foods that are labeled as "healthy" may have hidden ingredients. One example would be whole grains, they sound health yet many times they are loaded with sugars. The point of this article is to inform consumers about artificial or chemically altered ingredients. If an ingredient sounds like it should be in a chemistry lab then you should probably not be eating it. The author tried to cover as many context clues as possible to help consumers know what they are looking at and for when trying to make healthy food choices. It is important to read the labels of all of the food you consume. When purchasing food the consumer should always look at the ingredients list; the most important ingredients are the first two or three on the list.

The author offers solid advice for purchasing quality foods. Web MD is a good source however it has a lot of the same information as Yahoo Health, Web MD appears to have more detailed information. It is also a good source because it has been updated and revised, ensuring that it has the newest and most up to date information. This is a reliable source, it is written and edited by doctors who study the effects of chemically processed foods on the human body. Due to the fact that this source is written and edited by doctors, it is objective. It is supported by facts and academic studies. The author made sure to include information that consumers would be able to apply it to their daily lives.

Much of this information will be very helpful, this source reiterates information that can be found in other quality sources. The information is valid. Jaret's article provides quality information that can used as a supporter for my argument. This source supports my argument as well as my personal beliefs regarding food labeling.

"Healthy Eating." Healthy Eating. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

This article is arguing that we should read food labels so that we are able to make healthy food decisions to maintain a healthy weight and to make sure we are consuming the right nutrients. The article talks about how we need to make healthy food decisions by reading the food labels so that we know what we are putting in our body's. If we know that we are putting good things in our body's like the right nutrients and the correct amount of them you will be able to keep a healthy weight.

"Healthy Eating" is a mediocre source. It was not as good as the other sources. It is hard to say if it is a reliable source because it is from a newspaper/magazine, not a medical professional and the medical information that they do have is from between three to ten years old so we don't know how out of date it really is. The article seems to be a little more biased, this is because the author found studies that would support what she wanted to write her article about no matter how many years ago that the studies were done. When they were talking about getting the right amount of nutrients they said "Many Americans don't consume…" then they started to label off many different types of nutrients. They did this trying to target the reader "the American people" so they would be able to relate to what they are reading.

This wasn't the most helpful source for me it really didn't have that much information. It could help me with a few arguments or points but there just isn't that much information in the article. I am not really that sure if I am going to be able to use this in my research there just isn't enough there. But it did not make me change the way I think about my topic.

"Taking a Closer Look At Labels: American Diabetes Association®." American Diabetes Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

The American Diabetes Association believes that people should be able to read a food label and understand what they are putting into their bodies. In this article the author discusses the importance of looking at a food labels and explained that consumers should be able to look at all the ingredients in a product and know exactly what they are getting and how much of each ingredient is in the product. The goal of this article is to help consumers nourish their bodies with healthy foods.

This source seems to be helpful. The quality of this source is the same as the others; it focused more on educating consumers about labels and successfully reading the labels. This is a reliable source, the information was gathered by the American Diabetes Association which does research to find out ways to help the people with diabetes as well as trying to prevent people from getting it. This is a objective source, the information was gathered by medical professionals, mainly studies that have been done to help understand diabetes. The author took the information and put a video on the site to help give another way for people to understand the topic.

This source was something that I found helpful, it gave me a different view as to why it is important to read food labels. This will help me give a wider variety of reasons why consumer should read food labels. The information reinforced why we should be reading food labels.

"Reading Food Nutrition Labels." Reading Food Nutrition Labels. American Heart Association, n.d. Web. 08 Feb. 2014.

The American Heart Association states that reading nutrition labels and watching your calorie intake for the day helps people live longer and have more healthy life. Consumers are informed about reading food labels, an important skill is reading a label and being able tell how many serving sizes are in the product. The authors also provide information as to how to read the percent daily value which is the percent of the ingredient that is in the product compared to how much you are supposed to have in one day.

I would say that this is a useful source. This is not one of my best sources, it isn't very detailed and the information that it does have I already have. However, it does reinforce the other research, helping to understand this is factual information. This is reliable information, it is from the American Heart Association. The information on this site is objective, it is from a accreted association. The purpose of this source is to educate and make sure that they are informed about labels, helping consumer understand exactly what they need to be looking for on the labels. When the author was writing this they made it easy to understand by going over the examples and information more then once.

This source helped to reinforce the importance of understanding and reading food labels. One thing that it will help my argument is that there is support from the American Heart Association, a respected and well known non-profit. The authors have helped my argument and backed up the fact that reading labels helps people eat more healthily.

Samson, G. "Muhimbili University Institutional Repository: Awareness of Food Labelling and Use of the Information in Purchasing Pre Packaged Food Products among Consumers in Ilala Municipality Dar Es Salaam." Muhimbili University Institutional Repository: Awareness of Food Labelling and Use of the Information in Purchasing Pre Packaged Food Products among Consumers in Ilala Municipality Dar Es Salaam. Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, 2012. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

Muhimbili and Salaam wrote their article to people see the importance of why they should be using the food labels on products. It covers topics from why we need to read the labels, to how to read the labels, to many people actually read the food labels on the products. This is a article that is very detailed with lots of important information. It covers so many different areas, it has everything that you would need to be able to start a bases for the broad understanding of the importance of food labels.

This is a source that will be very helpful. As of right now, this is the best source that I have in my bibliography; it just has so much detailed information that is hard to find. The information in this article is reliable, it is a study that a college conducted and eventually published. This is a objective source, it is a result of an academic study. After this information was gather and found to be credible, it was published to be used as a tool to help educate consumers. The purpose of this article is to help the public understand the reasons why they need to use food labels, and how to be able to do so. The authors do a good job of using the statistics that they have came up with to support their information.

This was a fantastic source. It is going to be the basis for my argument on why people should be reading the food labels on the food that they put into there body. It has gave be the base for what I want to talk about.

"New Good Food Pocket Guide, Rev: Shopper's Pocket Guide to Organic …" Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2014.

The focus of this source revolves around organic foods and the benefits of consuming organic products. This book talks about how organic foods are better for you and it informs the reader about the language and terms that will be on organic labels as well as what they mean. Also, it discusses the different types of organic foods and how long they will last once you have purchased.

This was not a very useful source. It is an interesting and good source with a lot of detail. The information that is in this book is reliable information. Information in this source is objective, this is because they are terms that people use for these food and also when food goes bad it goes bad there isn't anyone's opinion on if the food should be consumed or not. The purpose of this source is to inform people about organic food and the best way to by and maintain the food after you have bought it. There was a variety of information shared by the author, this information was put into charts so that you could see the different foods and how long they last to make it easier for the reader.

Organic food guides will not be very helpful for me. It really doesn't give me any new insight to reading food labels, all it really talks about is looking at organic food. Basically, the only thing that I could help my argument would be the terms, they will help explain how to read labels at organic foods stores.

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