Dietary Analysis determine your nutrition status

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Assignment: To determine your nutrition status you are asked to keep track of your diet for three days. You can track more than this if you would like a deeper analysis. You are then going to compare your intake to the recommendations called Dietary Reference Intakes or DRIs. H

Towson University McFadden Dietary Analysis and Written Reflection (Paper) Using Choosemyplate.gov You can use another tracker if you are currently tracking your food intake—see note below Due Dates: You can begin this dietary recall anytime and track your food intake for as long as you wish. The assignment calls for a three-day recall. Of course, the longer the recall, the more accurate of a dietary picture you will get. Recall occurs during Week One starting on 1/3. Reflection paper due by Sunday 1/8 at 11:59 p.m. Assignment: To determine your nutrition status you are asked to keep track of your diet for three days. You can track more than this if you would like a deeper analysis. You are then going to compare your intake to the recommendations called Dietary Reference Intakes or DRIs. Here is the link to the site. If it won’t open for you in our site, simply type this address into the URL box. https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx Once you set up a brief profile, click on Assess my Food Intake and then on Proceed to Food Intake to begin adding your foods. You will recall all the foods and beverages you consume during three days. Be sure to accurately estimate the quantities of each food. Enter all the foods and beverages as best you can into the tracker. A copy of DRI, dietary reference intake, or what is recommended for your age, sex, and weight appropriate for your age and gender accompanies this intake, and this is what you will compare your intake to. You are comparing what you actually eat to what is recommended for you to be eating. It is not necessary to meet 100% of each DRI every day. Your finished reflection be a comparison of your intakes to the recommendations. While the pie charts and graphs are meaningful to you, you are using the results of the comparison between the DRI and YOUR intakes for your summary. To find the DRI in the tracker, see the sample below. Include some of the following into your reflection: General Nutrition: Comparing to your DRI, do your intakes meet recommendations for macronutrient—carbs, fats, proteins? Which groups are you consistently high or low in? Do you meet the requirements for fiber intake—what is your daily intake in grams? How much water do you consume in a day? Macronutrients: How many grams of carbs do you consume daily? How does this compare to your daily recommended intake? Which foods do you think contained the highest amounts of carbs? How many grams of fats were consumed for each day? How many grams of saturated fat and cholesterol did you consume? What three foods contained the highest levels of fat? How many grams of protein do you consume daily? If you are over, why do you think this is so? What three foods provided the highest amount of protein? Micronutrients Compare your intake of the following to your recommended DRI values: Sodium Potassium Vitamins A, E, C (antioxidants) Calcium B vitamins Folate Iron Zinc You DO NOT need to discuss these all separately—just give an overview of how you are doing in general. If you are glaringly high or glaringly low in a specific nutrient, you may want to discuss that, but this is an overall assessment. Are you high in certain nutrients? Low in certain nutrients? How do you feel about the results of your analysis? Your analysis (Reflection) paper is due by Sunday 1/8 by 11:59 p.m. You will save your food logs as a word document. Include your logs with your written summary. If you already use a program—MyFitnessPal, or another food tracker—that’s fine too. Just be sure to include those logs. If you use your phone without an account, you may need to create an account so you can save from the website to upload to Bb. SEE BELOW for Tracker Use Instructions To find your DRI on this site, after you have entered your food and beverages, click on the second tab under the word Graph. It is hard to see on this shot, but you will see that it says Nutrient Intake Report. Compare your values shown there to the column of recommended values to write your paper.

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Running Head: DIETARY ANALYSIS AND REFLECTION

Dietary Analysis and Written Reflection (Paper)
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Dietary Analysis and Written Reflection (Paper)
Introduction
For every individual, there is a recommended daily calorie intake and food combination
that should be attained for good health. Different foods contain various nutrients which carry out
various processes in the human body. Dietary assessment is of utmost importance because it
reveals the individual’s patterns, trends, and eating habits. It also shows areas that are neglected
and also measures the energy intake on a daily or weekly basis. Understanding the macro- and
micro-nutrients are also taken into consideration when using a dietary assessment. While there
are various methods of achieving this goal and tracking the intake and nutritional value gained
from eating different food groups, one of the best methods is using a food tracker application.
The application contains different features that allow the user to input the various groups of food
and their quantities. When required the user ca...

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