List nutrient deficiencies and excesses.
NUTRITION DIET ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT Write down everything you consume for seven consecutive days. Be as specific as possible (brand names, number of servings consumed, etc.). After compiling food and beverages consumed for seven consecutive days: 1. Go to Cronometer (www.cronometer.com) 2. Select “Sign up for free”. 3. Enter your email address and create a password. 4. A validation will be sent to your email account, open message and follow directions to validate. 5. On the main screen, select “DIARY” tab (may already be there by default). 6. Click on “Add Food”, and add food/drink items for the first day. 7. When first day is complete, click on the settings icon (upper right “wheel”) and select “mark day complete”. 8. Repeat for subsequent days. 9. Go to the “TRENDS” tab, then click on “Nutrition Report” to get to the Nutrition Report page. 10. Where you see “Daily Averages for”, select “Last 7 days” unless you have entered information earlier in which case select the option that extends to your first day. Where you see “Including Today“, select “Non-Empty Days” to exclude all days for which there is no data. 11. Print this page. 12. Using the information in your printed report, type a summary (1 page or so) that includes the following: a. List nutrient deficiencies and excesses. For our purposes, a deficiency will be less than 67% of goal, and an excess will be more than 133% of goal. If there are no deficiencies or excesses, say so in your summary. b. Give dietary causes for deficiencies and/or excesses. Focus on food groups (Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein foods, and Dairy) and the portions consumed. It will be necessary to look up information as to which food groups are sources of particular nutrients. You may use your textbook and internet sources (such as ) c. Give proposed dietary modifications. What would you change? 13. The assignment to be turned in must include: a. Your raw data (what you ate and the amounts.) b. The printed nutrient report from Cronometer c. The typed summary as described in step 12. 14. Remember, I am grading you on your ability to evaluate the results from the dietary assignment. Your grade does not depend on how good the diet is, but how well you interpret your data. Remember to save all of your work. 15. Assignments turned in late will receive a maximum score of 50%. Assignment Value Scale Raw data 20% Nutrient printout 20% Summary excesses, deficiencies 20% dietary causes 20% proposed dietary modifications 20% 100%