NUTR 100 – 4 Day Nutritional Evaluation
Nutrition science is a very practical class that will allow you to make better decisions regarding the food and beverages you select for yourself and your family. This activity will allow you to apply concepts learned from this class to evaluate your typical diet based on a 4 day sample.
- Your personal 4-day typical diet log – A form will be provided for you to fill in to make an accurate record of everything you eat and drink on 3 weekdays and 1 weekend day. The log needs to be honest and complete. It is recommended that you keep the log with you can fill it in after each meal rather than relying on memory. The log you submit should be representative of your actual eating patterns (don’t use particularly unusual days for your log). Include details of the food you included (e.g. “1 slice of pizza” is inadequate. “1 large slice of Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza” is adequate). Deductions will occur if your log is incomplete or missing details. If you do not do the log, you cannot do the analysis and will thus lose all points for this activity.
- Diet Analysis (40 points) – After the logs are received and graded, you will use it for personal dietary analysis. This analysis needs to include:
· Organized presentation of the foods/beverages consumed over those 4 days.
· Indication of the approximate calories, grams of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, fat, saturated fat, and milligrams of sodium for each food/beverage item (data tables will be provided).
· Daily totals for each of the nutrient categories listed above.
· 4-day average totals for each of the nutrient categories listed above.
· Calculations of REE and TEE (calories expended per day)
· Personal recommended values based on your weight (for protein) or TEE value
· A 2-page written evaluation of the data including the following:
o Comparison of your diet to your personal TEE and nutrient recommendations pointing out excesses or deficiencies and describing the possible consequences of these differences
o Comparison of this diet to recommendations of the “Healthy Eating Plate” model distributed in class with recommendations of possible changes that will bring the diet more in line with healthy diet research.
o Conclusions that you can draw from this study including possible changes you could make to bring diet into better alignment with healthy eating guidelines. Also discuss any challenges encountered in data collection that may have impacted accuracy of your diet values.
When completed, you need to submit (either on paper in the classroom or electronically in the online classroom):
· Your original diet log (may be handwritten)
· Your nutritional content data tables, including daily totals, 4-day averages and your personal recommended daily values (may be handwritten)
· Your 2 page discussion of your diet
· References used (including nutritional content website used and “Healthy Eating Plate” citation)
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