Individual Resources: Ch. 4–6 of Contemporary Nutrition, WileyPLUS , Monday, 20
Food Intake – 3 iProfile 5/23/11
Enter your food intake for 3 full days. Save this information.
Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper that demonstrates understanding
of the reading material and addresses the following points about
your 3-day food intake (remember to base this paper on your 3 day
average, not each day separately):
Recorded intake of protein, carbohydrates, and lipids
Which foods in your recorded daily intake provide protein?
Which provide carbohydrate (complex and simple)? Which
provide lipids (differentiate here foods that provide saturated
or unsaturated fat, omega 3 fatty acid, trans fat, cholesterol,
Review how your recorded protein, carbohydrate, and fat
intake compare with the recommendations of the DRI. How
much of your daily-recommended protein, carbohydrate,
and lipid intake did you achieve? If your macronutrient
intake is insufficient, what might you do to bring it into the
recommended range? Provide specific recommendations.
The response should discuss the role of protein,
carbohydrate and fat in the body.
Is the protein in each of the foods you ate complete or
incomplete? Explain. What are complementary proteins?
Why is it important to consume complementary proteins?
Macronutrient intake ranges
Is macronutrient intake within the recommended range
What are the effects of too much or too little of a
macronutrient? How might insufficient or excessive
amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, or fats contribute to
health or illness? Provide examples on both too much and
too little. (What happens if you consistently eat too little
protein; too much? What happens if you eat too few
carbohydrates; too many? What happens if you eat too few
lipids; too many?)
Fiber intake ranges
Does your fiber total meet 100% of the recommendation for
you as calculated at the iProfile website? Why do you need
fiber? What is the role of fiber in the body? How might
insufficient or excessive amounts of fiber contribute to
health or illness?
Does your diet meet the minimum number of servings of
foods from each fiber-containing group? Which ones are
the fiber containing groups? (Review MyPyramid.) If not,
which of the fiber-containing groups fell short of the
Which specific foods provide the most fiber in your days’
meals? Which provide the least? Identify trends in your food
choices that might affect your fiber intakes.
What changes might you make among your vegetables,
fruits, meat and meat alternatives, or grain choices to
increase the fiber in your diet?
If you drink fruit juice instead of eating whole fruit, what
might happen to the fiber content and calorie content in your
Include with your paper pdf versions of these iProfile reports:
My intake compared to DRI
Cite three references other than the course texts.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines
Submit a Certificate of Originality.
o acronutrient distribution
o Intake compared to DRIFormat
Learning Team Select a stage of life for the Lifecycle Nutrition and Fitness Thursday
Stage of Life Topic Presentation due in Week Five: infant, preschool, school age, 5/19/11
adolescent, or older adult.
Obtain faculty approval of the topic to avoid duplication of
Refer to the Lifecycle Nutrition and Fitness Presentation assignment
in Week Five for more detailed information.