nutrition questions

Using your second 1-day food record and the Nutrient Summary report from Cronometer, answer the following questions. For full credit, you must answer each part of the question.
1.    Using the Nutrient Summary report from Cronometer, report any vitamins you consumed greater than 80% of the DRI for. For each vitamin you listed, determine which food(s) contributed the most.

2.    Report any vitamins you consumed less than 80% of the DRI for. For each vitamin you listed, discuss whether you think you truly consume less than 80% on a regular basis or not. 

3.    Choose one of the vitamins you consumed less than 80% of the DRI for. Write 1-2 sentences that highlights an interesting fact or body function about that vitamin you didnt already know. Then, list 3 foods that are high in this vitamin that you enjoy eating.

PART B:
4.    Report any minerals you consumed greater than 80% of the DRI for. For each mineral you listed, determine which food(s) contributed the most. 

5.    Report any minerals you consumed less than 80% of the DRI for. For each mineral you listed, discuss whether you think you truly consume less than 80% on a regular basis or not. 

6.    Choose one of the minerals you consumed less than 80% of the DRI for. Write 1-2 sentences that highlights an interesting fact or body function about that vitamin you didnt already know. Then, list 3 foods that are high in this mineral that you enjoy eating.

PART C: CASE STUDY (10 points)

Use the case scenario below to answer questions 6 and 7. For full credit, you must answer each part of the question. Each response should be a minimum of 100 words.
Case Scenario: Roman is a 44-year-old male who is interested in improving his health.  He is 511 and weighs 210 pounds. During college, Roman was active on a regular basis and ate a healthy, well-balanced diet. After graduate school though, Roman got a job working as a manager and had less time to prepare meals. As a result, he often relies on quick and easy meals. Just recently Roman went to the doctor and found out he has high blood pressure. This has motivated him to try to eat healthier again. On a typical day, Roman will eat:

Breakfast: Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich (English muffin, bacon, egg and cheese), black coffee
Lunch: usually eats out at a fast-food restaurant or orders pizza with his co-workers
Snack: a snack from the vending machine chips, crackers, or a candy bar with Diet Coke
Dinner: baked sweet potato, grilled chicken or fish, canned vegetables, water
7.    Roman is looking for ways to be healthier and knows he needs more nutrients in his diet. He asks you for advice about whether he should take supplements. Explain to Roman why it is better to get nutrients from whole foods rather than from supplements.

8.    You remember a news article CBS News recently wrote on unapproved and dangerous ingredients in supplements. Watch the news clip here (click the link and scroll down to find the video) and then summarize what you learned or found interesting to share with Roman.

9.    Roman understands that taking supplements can be dangerous but wonders if there are situations when a supplement is truly indicated. Give examples of situations when it might be recommended for an individual to take a supplement. Then share advice you would give about selecting a supplement for someone who truly requires one, including why looking for a USP symbol is important.

10.    Romans doctor has recommended he follow the DASH Diet for his high blood pressure. Explain to Roman what the DASH Diet is, including the types of foods to increase and decrease. Then discuss the connection between processed food, the DASH Diet and the mineral content (specifically potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium) of food.

PART D:

Use the questions below to reflect on your overall vitamin and mineral intake and ways to improve the vitamin and mineral content of your diet. Be sure your answer to each question is thorough and well-thought-out. For full credit, you must answer each part of the question. Each response should be a minimum of 100 words.
11.    Using your answers to the questions above, evaluate your overall vitamin and mineral intake. What is going well? What could be going better? Be sure to reflect on both vitamins and minerals as part of your answer.

12.    Write down at least two specific ways you could improve the vitamin and mineral content of your diet. Then describe when and how you would do this. Be specific. Coming up with a specific plan will make you more likely to accomplish your goal!

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