Diet Analysis Project: Part I Instructions

Outcomes of this Assignment:

1.Students will be able to apply what they are learning in class to own nutritional needs.

2. Students, who will be going into medical fields, will gain a better understanding of the dietary analysis of the nutritional care process and its place in patient care.

3. Student will gain an understanding of how to use government web site and other credible sources for nutrition information

4. Students will be able to critique dietary nutrition information provided by “medical” related websites based on skills acquired from the course.

5. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of human diet through mock counseling practice

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this assignment the student will be able to:

· Record food and beverage intake with accuracy- recording all components of a mixed dish

· Record food and beverage intake with accuracy- recording the amount of each food or be

· Record volume beverage intake with accuracy

· Record volume of food intake with accuracy

· Record all components of a mixed dish with accuracy.

· Identify the meal preparation techniques of foods consumed

· Analyze the recorded 3 day dietary intake against recommended number of serving on Super Tracker.

· Make recommendation for dietary changes using resources such as US Dietary Guidelines, Super tracker and class textbook.

Part I: 3 Day Food Log (Due Sunday 11:59 pm ET Week 4) – 15 pts

Complete a 3 Day Food Diary. Choose three days, including two weekdays and one weekend day as close together as possible, and write down everything that you eat and drink and the quantity in common household measurements. Try to eat as normal as possible these days. (You will not be graded on how healthy your diet is.) Be sure to include everything such as condiments, sauces, beverages, etc. Try to write what you’ve eaten or drank immediately after you have consumed it. It can be difficult to accurately recall what you have consumed and how much from days previous or at the end of the day.

Food logs should be typed and submitted into the proper Assignments folder for part 1. A food chart has been provided for you to use for each day. You must include the date for each day you record, and they should be consecutive. You will receive no credit (0 for the assignment) if the dates do not fall within the dates for this course session. An example of a 3-day food diary has been provided for you