1. Complete a 3 day food diary
The diary can be completed on yourself or someone else.
Include the diary as an attachment.
2. Analyze the food diary. The analysis must be written in paragraph form in the style of a formal paper in APA format (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01).
Dietary analysis to include;
Is the person meeting daily healthy food intake in all of the nutrient categories (Protein, Carbohydrate, Fat), water, minerals, and vitamins categories?
Weight analysis
Number of calories needed to maintain current weight or the number needed to gain or loose weight
Are there any special circumstances? Examples may include chronic disease, need for weight loss, pregnancy, etc.
Does the person use vitamins or other dietary supplements?
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3. Complete the MyPlate Plan (www.myplate.gov); key in MyPlate plan in the search field. Initiate the MyPlate Plan calculator. Click on calories you need to achieve a healthy weight or calories to maintain current weight to get a specific plan. Include this tool with your APA paper.
4. Include a personal profile in the APA paper.
A personal profile should include gender, age, height, weight, and level of physical activity and any other significant factors.
Determine where improvements can be made.
5. Design a food and exercise plan to accomplish the improvements (also written in paragraph form as a part of the formal paper).
Provide supporting documents and rationale for your decisions.
Print and attach at least 3 tools used from the choosemyplate.gov web site or any relevant site such as the US Department of Agriculture. There are several tips and tools for adults and children on the MyPlate website.
See Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) located at the back of the textbook for recommended guidelines for nutrients

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