Nutritional Care Plan

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Nutritional Care Plan
For this project, you will identify a case study and then develop a nutritional care plan for the client associated with that case. You should begin working on your project in advance of Week 5 as you construct the details of your case.

Please read this entire document to gain understanding of the project scope and those tasks you will complete. This project will take you several weeks to complete. Do not delay beginning the work on this project.

Project tasks to be completed in Week: 5
Task 1:
a. Choose from one of the following stages: pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.
b. List the specific nutrition issues affecting individuals in your selected stage.
Task 2:
a. Choose a disease or medical condition that could possibly, or commonly, affect your individual. This could be anything ranging from diabetes to cirrhosis.
b. Using the ABCDs of nutritional assessment, create a case study based on an actual client or patient. You can also make one up. Include the
following in your case study:
(i). Anthropometrics, relevant biochemical tests, clinical assessment, and dietary intake analysis.
c. Be sure to include a list of common medications that may be used to treat your patient?s condition and identify potential herb/nutrient/drug
interactions that may be relevant.

d. Identify your client?s cultural background and give clues as to their socioeconomic status and psychosocial variables. For example, your
patient may be a senior living alone on a fixed income or might be living in
a nursing facility with reputed staff.

Task 3:
a. Create a nutritional care plan for your client. This will include an
evaluation of nutritional risk, a list of interventions, and a list of expected
b. List the goals of medical nutrition therapy for your patient and suggest an
appropriate diet. Does your patient/client require a dietary modification of
their regular diet? Are enteral feedings by tube necessary? If so, what
formula will you use and why? Describe your recommended method of

Task 4:
a. Describe your nutrition education teaching session with your patient
and/or their family. What teaching methods will you use (explanation,
discussion, demonstration, handouts, etc.)? In your own words, write a
paragraph detailing three specific points that you will need to teach your
patient about his/her new diet. In addition, give at least one tip to avoid
potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions.

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