Site Name: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Background Information: The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply. CSPI seeks to promote health through educating the public about nutrition and alcohol; it represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and it works to ensure that advances in science are used for the public’s good. It has been very active in targeting the restaurant industry with their public interest issues.
Exercises: Highlight the Nutrition Action Newsletter, then click on Archives. Choose and read a current or previous article that targets a segment of the restaurant industry.
Discuss how the article you read might impact the restaurant industry. Do you think this article will persuade the restaurant industry to change? Why or why not? Suggested length: One to one and a half pages, double-spaced, 12-point text.
Do you believe the issues raised by CSPI are justified? Should the restaurant industry change, or should CSPI just mind its own business? Why or why not? Suggested length: One or two pages, double-spaced, 12-point text. APA source citations are required (in-text and on a separate reference page).