In order to develop a nutritional plan and understand the nutrient needs of a patient/client, a nutritionist often gathers information on the dietary habits of their patients/clients. Gathering this information can help identify dietary gaps and eating patterns. Key elements of focus are: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
You will evaluate the adequacy, deficiency, and health benefits of your vitamin content based on your MyDietAnalysis Report Assignment.
Go to MyDietAnalysis.
Click on “Reports” and then click on “Single Nutrient Report.
Select each of the following nutrients from the drop down menu.
- Vitamin A
- Beta Carotene
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
In addition, analyze the “Actual Intake vs. Recommended Intake” Report in MyDietAnalysis. For this assignment, you will be analyzing a total of 12 reports.
You will need to select each nutrient separately and show a different report for each nutrient. You may also print the reports if that helps you to get a better overall visual.
Examine the vitamin content from all reports. Compare your actual intake to the recommended intake. Compare your findings with the recommendations in your textbook. Note areas in which your vitamin consumption is adequate and deficient. Once you examine the reports, complete the Personal Diet Analysis: Vitamins Assignment Template.
In the Personal Diet Analysis: Vitamins Template, use the following bolded headings to guide your answers to the questions below:
1. Explain how the foods you consume are contributing positively or negatively to your diet and health, highlighting at least 2 specific examples. Demonstrate your understanding of the connection between your chosen food and resulting health consequences.
2. Discuss the likelihood and ease of actually making the suggested changes noted in the above table. Explain your answer. If you don’t need to make changes because you met the requirements, be sure you completely filled out the table above and discuss here what you are doing right to meet your nutritional needs.