- Choose two of the following diseases: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension.
- List the disease you have chosen and at least two nutritional recommendations for each disease. You cannot use the same nutritional recommendation more than once
Osteoporosis: 1. adequate calcium intake that meets the DRI 2. adequate vitamin D intake that meets the DRI
Answer the following questions using your MDA Food Records and Reports. This will be submitted as an assignment (see Tips for Success below)
Assessing Your Nutrients
- Using the â€œActual Intakesâ€“vs-Recommendationsâ€ report, check the column beside each of the following vitamins indicating whether you have consumed less than or greater than 75% of the DRI.
- List a food source for each nutrient that you consumed less than 75%
Intake < 75%
Intake > 75%
Vitamin A (mcg)
Vitamin B6 (mg)
Vitamin B12 (mg)
Vitamin C (mg)
Vitamin D (mg)
Vitamin E (mg)
Intake < 75%
Intake > 75%
Assessing Your Sodium Intake (2 points)
3.What is your average daily intake of sodium?
4. How does it compare to the recommended value of 2300 mg/day?
5. Looking at your food record, was is the biggest source of sodium in your diet?
Assessing Your Phytochemical intake (1 point)5.
6. Does your diet contain a good source of phytochemicals?
Assessing Your Diet Using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The following are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 Key Recommendations. These Key Recommendations are the most important in terms of their implications for improving public health. To get the full benefit, individuals should carry out the Dietary Guidelines recommendations in their entirety as part of an overall healthy eating pattern.
7. For each recommendation, check the box to the left if you are currently following the recommendation.
USDA Dietary Guidelines 2015 Key Recommendations
|A healthy eating pattern includes:|
A healthy eating pattern limits:
Key Recommendations that are quantitative are provided for several components of the diet that should be limited. These components are of particular public health concern in the United States, and the specified limits can help individuals achieve healthy eating patterns within calorie limits:
8. Set two dietary goals for yourself. Be specific.
9. What did you learn about your dietary habits from this assignments?
PART 3 UNREALTAED ASSIGNMENT
â€œA Day Without Electronic Mediaâ€We live in a media saturated world, yet most of us donâ€™t consider the effect it has on our lives. According to Danna Walker, Professor of Communications at American University, â€œMany of you are what researchers call â€œmillennialsâ€, those born between 1980 and 2000. Your generation will constitute the largest generation in American history. You will outnumber baby boomers by as much as 33%. Most of you grew up with computers and television in your home. You started life with VCRâ€™s, CDâ€™s, digital video, and MP3s. You were the first generation to link up to cell phones, instant messaging, and texting. Personal computers came of age when you were born and you grew up with the World Wide Web and e-mail. Not to mention Nintendo, Game Boy, Sony PlayStation, GameCube and Xbox. Yet although you are emotionally attached, educated, and savvy consumers of electronic media you donâ€™t think much about it.â€INSTRUCTIONSï‚· For this assignment students will go without the use of electronic media for 8 hours. ï‚· Your 8 hour span starts the moment you wake up and continues straight for 8 hours. At the end of your 8 hour â€œshiftâ€ you can use whatever media you like. ï‚· At the end of this time students will write a 3-page paper detailing their experience and feelings regarding the experience. ï‚· Students must discuss how they spent their dayï‚· Students must discuss how the absence of electronic media effected their communication with others. I want details.ï‚· Students must discuss feelings, reactions, and thoughts regarding their day and the assignment.ï‚· No late papers will be accepted for any reason. If you slip up or cheat you must start the 8 hours over again.ï‚· I will know from reading your papers whether or not you really did the assignment. There are certain tell tale signs of those who really did it and those who fake it and try to write it like they think it should sound.