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NUTR121: Nutrition: Background Information

This guide is for students enrolled in NUTR121. It will help you locate resources for the Disease & Medical Nutrition Therapy project.

Background Information

For this assignment, you are expected to use articles from scholarly journals for references. 

Before beginning your search for articles, it's a good idea to find some background information about your topic. The background information will give you a good understanding of the disease and the nutritional considerations. Good sources of background information include:

  • Your textbook
  • Credible websites - a few ideas are listed below
  • "Research Starter" articles available in Fusion - these are very short summaries that provide a broad overview of the topic. This is the example for Cystic Fibrosis.
  • "Evidenced-Based Care Sheet" available in Fusion - these are short summaries that are based on research evidence (e.g. scholarly research). This is the example for Cystic Fibrosis: Nutritional Management
  • NOTE: If you "limit" a Fusion search to peer-reviewed sources, the "Research Starter" articles and "Evidence-Based Care Sheets" will NOT be included in the results.