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									IFWA 1318-Nutrition for the Foodservice Professional               Name______________________________
Fall 2004
Homework #1- Due September 7th
Instructions: Print these pages and answer the questions on these sheets. Staple the pages and turn them in on the due
date above.
                                                   STUDENT WORKSHEET 1-1

TOPIC: Dietary Reference Intakes

1.   Write out the meaning of each of these abbreviations.

     DRI

     EAR

     RDA

     AI

     UL

     EER

     AMDR

2.   Match the Dietary Reference Intakes values on the left with their definition.

     Dietary Reference                               Definition

             ____    1. EAR                                   A.   Range of intakes for a particular nutrient that is
                                                                   associated with reduced risk of chronic disease while
             ____    2. RDA                                        providing adequate intake.
                                                              B.   Dietary intake value used when a RDA can’t be
             ____    3. AI
                                                                   developed.
             ____    4. UL                                    C. Dietary intake value estimated to meet the
                                                                 requirement of half the healthy individuals in a group.
             ____    5. EER
                                                              D. Dietary energy intake needed to maintain energy
             ____    6. AMDR                                     balance in a healthy adult.
                                                              E.   Dietary intake value sufficient to meet the nutrient
                                                                   requirements of 97–98% of all healthy individuals in a
                                                                   group.
                                                              F.   Maximum intake level above which risk of toxicity
                                                                   increases.
3.   Use Appendix B (―Dietary Reference Intakes‖) to find out the following. Keep in mind that nutrients are
     measured in different ways. For example: grams (commonly abbreviated as ―g‖—about the weight of a
     paperclip), milligrams (―mg‖—1/1000th of a gram), and micrograms (―ug‖—1/1,000,000th of a gram).

     A.   How much vitamin C do you need each day?



     B.   Is your requirement for vitamin C a RDA or AI?



     C. What is the requirement for calcium for a 25-year-old woman who is pregnant?



     D. Is the calcium requirement a RDA or AI?



     E.   Who needs more iron: a 15-year-old boy or girl?



     F.   What is the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for vitamin E for a 75-year-old woman?



     G. What is the RDA for carbohydrate, fat, and protein for a 20 year old?



     H.   What is the AMDR for carbohydrate, fat, and protein for a 20 year old?
STUDENT WORKSHEET 2-1

TOPIC: Food Guide Pyramid

Use the following steps to see how your daily diet compares to the Food Guide Pyramid.

1.   Go to the following website (The Interactive Healthy Eating Index): http://209.48.219.53/

2.   Log into the site by providing your user name (choose any name you want), your age, and gender. Your
     age and gender are used to customize your results. Your use of this website is totally anonymous and free.
     Once you are logged in, click on ―Proceed to Food Intake.‖

3.   On the ―Enter Food Item‖ page, you type in each food you ate yesterday, one at a time, in the box. Each
     time you type in a food and click on ―Search,‖ you will be given a list of foods to choose from. Click on the
     most appropriate food and the name of that food will start being posted on a list to the right. Once you
     have all the foods listed, click on ―Select Quantity.‖

4.   The next screen will show all the foods you consumed. You now need to use the pull-down menus beside
     each food to select the serving size. Use the right-hand side column to type in the number of servings of
     each food you ate (in many cases it will be 1).

5.   Once you have in all your servings and serving sizes, you can click on ―Save and Analyze.‖

6.   The next screen is entitled ―Analyze Your Food Intake.‖ Click on ―Calculate Food Guide Pyramid.‖

7.   This screen shows the recommended Food Guide Pyramid and how your diet compared to it. Write down
     below what percent of the recommendation you had in each area:

     Milk         ___________%

     Meat                 ___________ %

     Vegetables           ___________ %

     Fruits               ___________ %

     Grains               ___________ %

8.   Overall, how did you diet rate? Are there any foods you need to eat more of or less of?

								
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