DAP8 week15

Health Medical

Purdue University

Question Description

You will be working on aspects of this project for much of the semester. Using it, you will

be able to apply the concepts presented in the course to evaluate your eating habits. You will be

able to identify areas of deficiency and excess of nutrients within your current eating habits and

identify ways to make adjustments to better meet your nutritional needs and attain your health

goals. This project will make the material of the course take on a very personal aspect.

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DAP 8 - IMPROVING YOUR DIET (50 points possible) Now you have learned about the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate recommendations. You’ve even analyzed your diet and compared it to DRI’s specific to your profile. It’s time to apply all of this knowledge into planning an improved diet for yourself! Assignment: Plan a healthy diet to obtain a healthy weight range OR a diet to maintain your current weight. Step 1: Decide on your goal. ● Begin by deciding if you choose to modify your weight. o If you want to lose weight enter a weight that is 10% less than your actual weight. o If you want to gain weight, enter a weight that is 10% greater. o Note: If your recommended energy needs are less than 1200 kcal for women, 1600 for males (minimum for getting enough nutrients), you will have to adjust these weights. ● If you decide to lose or gain weight, set up a new profile (edit) in Diet Analysis Plus using the adjusted weight you chose. o Click on your name in the upper right hand corner o Choose Create New Profile and proceed with the new information. ● If you choose to use your current weight, there is no need to redo your profile. ● Enter your menu under the profile you choose. Step 2: Write a one-day menu and enter into Diet and Wellness Plus. ● Plan a menu for a day to meet your DRI goals (3 meals plus snacks as desired) from foods that you enjoy and that you believe would make up a healthy diet. ● This menu should look realistic, in other words, don’t just give a random list of foods that do not look like meals. ● The plan should include a variety of foods and meet the recommended number of servings of MyPlate. ● The menu itself is worth 5 points (Intake Spreadsheet report) ● You should try a sample menu first to see how it comes out for the nutrients before I fill out the Menu page. The day’s worth of menus you plan have the following goals: ● Should provide within 500 calories recommended to support your weight (or your new goal if you decide to try and gain or lose weight.) ● Must meet at least 90% of the recommendations for each food group as shown on the Myplate Analysis report. ● Provides a minimum of 45% kcals from carbohydrate. ● Meets 80% or more of your DRI for fiber. ● Provides less than 10% of total kcals from saturated and trans fat combined. ● Provides less than 300 mg of cholesterol. ● Provides more monounsaturated fat than saturated fat. 1 | Page FN 303 Spring 2020 DAP 8 - IMPROVING YOUR DIET (50 points possible) ● Since the Dietary Guideline of 1500 mg of sodium is very difficult to stay below, did you at least not exceed the Daily Value of 2400 mg used on food labels? Step 3: ● Answer the questions on the last page of this worksheet. ● Once everything is entered, go to print reports and generate the following reports (as pdf): Intake vs. Goals MyPlate Analysis Intake Spreadsheet *These reports are your deliverables for this assignment. ● ● ● ● ● ● REMEMBER Some Key Points: Your menu needs to look like a “day” and not like a list of foods and it needs to make sense. For example, don’t list a whole box of cereal for breakfast just to get your fiber up and don’t list spinach and ice cream as your bedtime snack! Once you have your one-day diet planned go back to Diet and Wellness Plus. Be sure your profile reflects the weight you want. Enter the menu you have planned. Remember, if you did a draft menu you can correct it and run a new analysis. For example, if your fiber is low or your saturated fat is high I will wonder why you didn’t fix it so you would get full credit! As for the vitamin & mineral lines, you don’t have to meet 70% of everything (pretty hard to do in one day) but you do need to list those that were low so I know you recognize areas that could improve. Empty Calories, reflect those foods with added fats and sugar—look for foods that have those. For the Conclusion, do what it says and consider what you have learned about how you eat over the semester. You will not get credit if you tell me that you have learned that you have a bad diet. Give me a couple of specifics (good or bad). Don’t just say that you need to improve your diet! 2 | Page FN 303 Spring 2020 DAP 8 - IMPROVING YOUR DIET (50 points possible) Questions for you to answer (turn in this page) Does your planned menu reflect a diet to lose, gain or maintain your weight? Your improved diet will be evaluated on the following factors: Provides within 500 calories recommended to support goal weight. Meets 90% or more for each of the five food groups (MyPlate Analysis). Provides a minimum of 45% kcals from carbohydrate. Meets 80% or more of your DRI for fiber. Provides less than 10% of total kcals from saturated and trans fat combined. Provides less than 300 mg of cholesterol. Provides more monounsaturated fat than saturated fat. Since the Dietary Guideline of 1500 mg of sodium is very difficult to stay below, did you at least not exceed the Daily Value of 2400 mg used on food labels? Since this is only one day, you do not have to meet all the recommendations for vitamins and minerals, but list those vitamins for which you did not meet at least 70% of the DRI. (50% minimum for vitamin D). ________________________________________________________________________ List those minerals (other than sodium) for which you did not meet at least 70% of the DRI. ________________________________________________________________________ Refer to MyPlate Analysis. What percentage of empty calories did your diet supply? What foods and beverages do you suppose contributed to these empty calories? ___________________________________________________________________________ Conclusions 3 | Page FN 303 Spring 2020 DAP 8 - IMPROVING YOUR DIET (50 points possible) Over the semester, you have evaluated various aspects of your intake of carbohydrate, protein and fat, vitamins, minerals and water. Pulling all the things you have learned, what one goal do you feel you should focus on as you attempt to improve your diet? 4 | Page FN 303 Spring 2020 ...
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