Apr 09, 2017 at 11:08pm hi this is very important do it well done please Purpose To take an in depth look at your diet and compare your eating habits with the dietary guidelines. This is the one major project you will be completing this semester. You will be analyzing your diet and evaluating your eating habits. You will be using the USDA ChooseMyPlate dietary analysis program available free on line. This informative project is only as good as the information you supply. Be honest and thorough with recording three consecutive days of food intake. Pick three days that are typical for you. You will be using the same website account you set up for week 2-2 assignment: www.ChooseMyPlate.gov website. Detailed instructions are attached. You will be assessing 9 questions in your report about your dietary habits and food intake. This activity is fun and very informative. You are not graded on how well you eat, but how well you answer each question. You will be referring to the results of this activity for the rest of the semester so keep your printouts for easy access. Directions Read the instructions in the attachment above for more details about the project and helpful hints in successfully completing this project. Write down everything you eat and drink for 3 consecutive days. Include snacks, water, foods and beverages ~ everything you eat or drink. Do not include medications or vitamin/mineral supplements. Use the USDA website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov Submit your report above and include the computer printouts outlined in the instructions. Due next week - week 5. Grading This assignment is worth up to 100 points towards your final grade in this course. Download Attachment:041215e Northern Virginia Community College
DIT 121: Nutrition 1
3-Day DIET ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT
This assignment is designed to give you helpful information and insight about your dietary
behaviors and food intake. You will complete this assignment in two phases. For Part A you will
track your food intake over a three day period, and then enter your food and print reports using
the Super Tracker program available at www.choosemyplate.gov. For Part B you will answer
questions in the attached 3-Day Diet Analysis Summary.
Step One: Record FOOD AND BEVERAGE INTAKE for 3 DAYS
Track your food and beverage intake for a three-day period (two weekdays [Monday through
Friday] and one weekend day [Saturday or Sunday]). These three days DO need to be
consecutive. You may use the sample form attached to record your intake (one for each day) and
then enter your food items into the tracker program.
Ideally record your intake
each meal or snack rather than waiting until the end
of the day and trying to recall food items and amounts. This will prove to be more
accurate and representative of your actual intake.
Eat (and drink) as you normally would. This will provide you with the most useful
information and feedback.
You are not graded on how much broccoli you eat! You are graded on how accurately
and thoroughly you: (1) Record your foods; (2) Enter information into the program; (3)
Obtain three printed reports, and; (4) Analyze the data/answer questions in the Three-Day
Diet Analysis Summary.
Record food items as completely and accurately as possible
, listing separate ingredients
when indicated (e.g., don’t just write “sandwich”, but include type of bread, filling,
vegetables added, sauces and condiments). This will be very helpful when looking up
food items online.
Don’t forget beverages, including alcoholic beverages, sodas, juice, and water. Record or
enter beverages or liquids in cups or ounces.
For the purposes of this assignment,
do not enter any additional vitamin-mineral or
other supplements that you take.
We want you to examine your nutrient intake from
foods and beverages you typically consume rather than from dietary supplements.
Estimate the amounts or serving size you consume as closely as possible in units, such as
cups, ounces, tablespoons, and teaspoons. Use the guide below to help you estimate
* 3 oz. cooked meat: size of a deck of cards
* 1 oz. meat: size of a matchbox
* 1 oz. cheese: size of 4 dice
* Medium potato: size of a computer mouse or tennis ball
* 2 Tbsp. (tablespoons) peanut butter: size of a ping pong ball
* 1/2 cup pasta: size of a tennis ball
* 1 slice of bread or one slice of
cheese weighs about an ounce
It is helpful to include brand name for packaged foods and name of restaurant chain for
fast food selections along with serving size or amount. This might help you remember
what you ate and more accurately find the food item or a similar item when you search
the program database.