Nutrition Notes

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Project Introduction
Do you enjoy helping people find solutions to their individual needs? Do you enjoy planning nutritious meals?  For this topic, you are a dietitian. You work with clients of all ages, physical activity levels, and backgrounds to assess the individual nutritional needs and goals. You design nutritional plans and weekly menus to help clients meet their individual needs and goals. The lessons in this topic will introduce you to nutritional guidelines and resources that must guide your analysis and recommendations. Based on your interests and strengths, you will choose one of the following project options. Read over each project option description and begin to think about which one interests you the most. Option One: The "Gamer"

Do you dislike most “healthy” foods? Do you enjoy inactive activities over activities that are more physical? Your client is a child who prefers potato chips over apple slices and video games over playing outside.  He is a nine year-old male, who is 4’ 8" tall and weighs 100 pounds. On most days of the week, your client does less than 30 minutes of physical activity.  If you enjoy learning about the nutritional needs of children or people who are less physically active, then this is the project option for you!      Option Two: The Busy Salesperson

Do you struggle to make healthy choices when eating in restaurants? Do you do an average amount of physical activity each week? Your client has recently graduated from college and is enthusiastic about her newly launched career as a sales representative. She is a 23 year-old female who is 5’ 4” tall and weighs 125 pounds On most days of the week, your client walks vigorously on the treadmill for 45 minutes while listening to her favorite music. If you enjoy learning about the nutritional needs of busy, active people, then this is the project option for you!      Option Three: The Marathon Runner

Are you curious about the unique nutritional needs of athletes and vegetariansVegetarians: People who choose not to include certain forms of animal products in their diet.? Do you perform a high level of physical activities? Your client loves to run in marathon races raising money and generating awareness for various issues. He is a 55 year-old male who is 5’ 11” tall and weighs 130 pounds. Your ovo-lacto vegetarian client includes dairy and eggs in his diet, but chooses not to consume red meat, poultry, fish, or shellfish. His rigorous marathon training requires him to be active for more than 60 minutes on most days of the week. If you enjoy learning about the nutritional needs of older adults and people who are more physically active than average, then this is the project option for you!     Project Grading Rubric

Option One: The "Gamer"
Requirements:| Possible
Points:|
Nutritional plan includes an analysis of your client’s body composition, including calculated body mass index (BMI) and BMI goals.| 20| Nutritional plan identifies at least: * Two specific nutrients identified by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as a priority for your client’s population. (Three points per nutrient) * Three food sources that supply each of these nutrients. (Two points per food source)             | 10| Nutritional plan includes a copy of the MyPlate or other reliable resource plan most appropriate for your client‘s individual needs.| 10| Nutritional plan includes a seven-day menu detailing all foods and beverages your client should consume to fulfill the MyPlate plan recommendations.| 50| Proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.| 10|

Project Grading Rubric
Option Two: The Busy Salesperson Requirements:| Possible
Points:|
Nutritional plan includes an analysis of your client’s body composition, including calculated body mass index (BMI) and BMI goals.| 20| Nutritional plan identifies at least: * Two specific nutrients identified by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as a priority for your client’s population....
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