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. The Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warnings:

For this review, you are asked to read and summarize the following article:

VanEpps, E. M. & Roberto, C. A. (2016). The Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warnings: A Randomized Trial of Adolescents’ Choices and Beliefs. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(5), 664-672.
You will write a report that is approximately 1.5 to 2 pages (single spaced, approximately 750-1000 words). Your intended audience is a governmental office that is considering policy changes related to food labeling.

In your summary, be sure to address the following questions:

Why was this research conducted?

Which questions did the research seek to address?  (Rather than restating each question individually, synthesize the questions into a summary about the treatments and outcomes.)

How was the research conducted? Where did data come from? How were the data analyzed?

What did the study say about the effect of the labeling choices on the percentage who chose a sugar sweetened beverage?

What conclusions were reached?

The research review will include 2 parts:

Part 1 – Summary (1 to 1.5 pages): Your paper should be structured as a narrative in paragraph form. Do not answer the questions in bulleted points, incomplete sentences, or in a disjointed manner. Instead, work on creating a story that introduces and explains the work in a coherent way. This document should be comprehensible to your intended audience (both technical and non-technical).

Part 2 – Research Question Design (1 paragraph): The study’s fourth research question is:

Do the effects of warning labels differ depending on label phrasing?
How would you rephrase this question so that it is more specific?  We will focus on Figure 1’s labels B) California Text and C) Weight Gain Text.

Make sure the revised question includes a comparison among these groups, a metric of performance, and a definition of improvement. Then state and justify an opinion on the smallest change in the metric that would represent a meaningful change.

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