write a 4 page reflection about what I ate for 3 days for

write a 4 page reflection about what I ate for 3 days for nutrition class. Each day is in a different file and directions are in a different word document. Has to be very detailed and follow all instructions. due before midnight tonight.Attachment preview

The purpose of this summary is to interpret the data generated in the Diet & Wellness Plus dietary analysis computer program. Remember you are assessing your diet here – you are to take a thoughtful look at the reports to gain insights about your diet.  Include discussion of the data, comparison of data (target vs. what was eaten), what nutrients might be lacking (or in excess), and specific food recommendations/changes to improve the nutrient balance. This is an in depth look at your diet.  You cannot adequately answer all these questions in two-pages and earn full credit.  Please number each question of your assessment report to facilitate a well-organized report. 

Be descriptive.

It is helpful to include brand name for packaged foods and name of restaurant chain for fast food selections along with serving size or amount. This might help you remember what you ate and more accurately find the food item or a similar item when you search the program database.

Describe the food. Is it grilled, sautéed, fried or breaded? Are the vegetables raw, steamed or sautéed with butter/oil?

This assignment is designed to give you helpful information and insight about your dietary behaviors and food intake.

Answer each of the following questions in your typed report. Number each section as you cover the topics.  Use as much space as you need to adequately answer questions.

How does your diet compare to your recommended intake for each food group?  Using the printout “MyPlate Analysis” compare your 3-day average intake to the recommendations (target) for EACH food group listed below with specific data comparisons. (i.e. “3 servings were the target and I only consumed ½ serving….). If you are under the target intake, what nutrients might you be lacking?  What foods would you choose to make up the deficit?  If you met the target, make a statement of adequacy.  Comment on excess as well; do you need to eliminate and foods or is an excess good?  If you met all the recommendations, make an overall statement of adequacy.  (14 pts max)

Please format your answers in the outline below.

Grains and whole grains:

Vegetables:  

Fruit (compare whole fruits to juice intake):

Dairy:

Protein Foods (compare the different sources):

Oils:

Empty Calories: (saturated fats and added sugars)

Compare your 3-day average intake to the recommendations (target) for calories, protein and carbohydrate.  If you met all the recommendations, make an overall statement of adequacy.  If NOT, how can you improve these areas?  Use words and DATA to compare these and make specific food recommendations for improvement.  Keep in mind that the grams of protein in your diet is more important than the %.   (12 points max)

Please format your answers in the outline below.

Total Calories vs target; a 10% variance is common.  More than that needs a justification and explanation.

Protein (grams AND % calories).

Carbohydrate (% calories AND grams, fiber, added sugars):  Where is most of your fiber coming from?  The AHA recommendation for “added sugars” in the diet is 25 g for women and 38 g for men – compare to your intake.  Don’t use the ChooseMyPlate guideline. How can you make improvements?

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